WICT SE Membership Spotlight: Suzanne Foy

WICT SE Membership Spotlight: Suzanne Foy

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  1. What propelled you to join WICT Network Southeast?
    For me, the value of the WICT Network is in the opportunities to connect, share and learn from other women in the industry.  Our industry has significant presence in our region, so the WICT Southeast team brings that networking even closer to home, with smaller group events and opportunities to strengthen “local” connections. 
  2. At WICT Network Southeast both women & men are encouraged to be Fearless and set the wheels of change in motion. In your experience, share your thoughts on some key benefits of being a member of WICT Network Southeast and why individuals should join or consider renewing their membership?
    I’ve been a member of WICT off and on throughout my career in this industry.  What has always brought me back is the tremendous resources, including great development programs and online and in-person events.  When life is busy, it’s easy to think there’s no time to participate. I’ve come to see that’s when it’s most important to lean in. Taking the time to engage in a WICT event can help you recharge, refocus and recommit to your goals. It’s a worthwhile investment. 
  3. How has WICT Network  Southeast played an important role in your professional/personal life?
    I know a lot of great leaders who’ve been part of shaping WICT Southeast. At different times, both personally and professionally, they’ve provided much-needed perspective and that “board of advisors” insight and encouragement needed to keep me on track. 
  4. Over the past year the world has faced major challenges. What is one piece of practical advice you have gained from WICT Network Southeast events that can benefit others?
    It’s reminded me to pick up the phone or schedule that get-together. Especially in times of change, we need each other to both survive and thrive. The continued WICT Network Southeast focus on mentoring and networking, whether virtual or in-person, is such a great reminder that we’re not on our journey alone.  I have learned and been inspired by “mentees”, as much as by my mentors.  And, my network of women I call when I need perspective, cheerleading, or even some tough love is more valuable than I can say. So, reach out and have those conversations! 

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