A Welcome Letter from the New Chapter President

LaShaun Solomon President WICT Southeast

This year, WICT celebrates 40 years of developing women leaders and advocating for gender diversity and inclusion. WICT currently serves over 10,500 members across the media and telecommunications industry and is the largest and most renowned organization representing women in cable. Now more than ever, businesses and leaders recognize the tremendous attributes women bring to work cultures, making groups like WICT more critical than ever. With the foundation of the WICT Touchstones of Leadership, 2019 represents the year to INSPIRE for the WICT Southeast Chapter.

I first joined WICT in 2007 and have served on a WICT Board of Directors since 2012. In 2015, I joined the Southeast Chapter Board as the Senior Director of Partnerships and over the two years I held this position, I received the WICT National June Travis Fellowship in 2016 to attend the WICT Leadership Conference and was awarded Chapter Leader of the Year in 2017. Last year, I started my 3-year commitment as an Executive Leader and I am truly honored to serve as the 2019 President of the WICT Southeast Chapter.

My involvement in WICT has inspired me to pursue new challenges and has provided me the opportunity to develop and grow my leadership skills, formulate a robust and diverse network, and expand my scope of the complex industry we work in. It is my personal goal to ensure your membership provides value, personal and professional growth, connection opportunities to leadership groups and access to events that matter. In this year to INSPIRE, WICT Southeast chapter members can look forward to:

Unique professional development opportunities specific to the Southeast Chapter

  • WICT Southeast 2019 “Inspire to Innovate” Fellowship powered by Cisco – WICT Southeast is pleased to offer a new scholarship that will award two members the opportunity to attend the Fall 2019 CableLabs Innovation Bootcamp – an immersive 3 ½ day learning experience that will transform the way you think about and practice innovation.

Collaborations with company Employee Resource Groups and other Associations

  • In partnership with TECHWomen of ComcastNBCUniversal, WICT Southeast members will have opportunities to attend inspirational breakfast forums that will help take their careers to new heights.

Volunteer opportunities

  • Community outreach efforts to provide career readiness skills to underserved groups.

WICT membership is open to both women and men. Please be sure to renew your membership to take advantage of what WICT Southeast has slated for 2019. If you are not a current member, now is the time to join . The WICT Southeast chapter exists to serve our members with FREE professional development programs and we can’t do it alone. To our 2018 sponsors: Comcast, Cisco, Turner, Wargo French, Cox, Arris, HBO, Spectrum Reach, Discovery, Up TV, aspire, World Wide Technology, The Weather Channel, Ridgeline Coaching, and the many companies that sponsored tables at our Red Letter Awards gala – THANK YOU! 2018 would not have been possible without your support and we look forward to partnerships in 2019.

On behalf of the WICT Southeast Board of Directors, thank you for joining us on this mission to create and INSPIRE women leaders!

LaShaun Solomon
WICT Southeast