The Southwest Chapter's Programming mission is to develop women leaders by providing the skills for success. We will achieve this through innovative, educational, and compelling programs that will inspire and grow our membership. Our chapter also highlights the value of men supporting women in the industry.


2017 Calendar

WICT National and local Southwest chapter events and webinars


Closed Event: All Day Board Retreat and Team Builder

September 9, 2017 | Private Residence


Local Event: Professional Headshots

September 18, 2017 | Cox, Las Vegas


Local Event: New and Improved Tech-it-Out

September 20, 2017 | Phoenix


Local WebinarMentoring Circles presents "Influence & the Pivot"

September 21, 2017 | Cable One BAR, Online

This mentoring webinar titled "Influence & the Pivot" will focus on political savvy, Communications, Emotional Intelligence and Authentic Leadership. During this session, attendees will learn how to use influence style to expand network and anhance relationship building. ONLY OPEN TO MENTORING CIRCLE PARTICIPANTS.

National Event: WICT ​Leadership Conference & Touchstones Luncheon

September 25- 26, 2017 | New York City, NY​
The WICT Leadership Conference is the renowned leadership development event for the cable industry. Through inspiring keynote speakers and innovative workshops covering a variety of topics, as well as connecting with industry colleagues, attendees will be immersed in leadership activities that will help to impact their bottom line.​

Local Event: WICT Southwest Open Board Meeting

October 11, 2017 | Phoenix, AZ

Join industry colleagues for a catered lunch while listening to an inspiring keynote speaker discuss what it is to "BE BOLD". Keynote speaker and further details will be announced soon.


Local Event: WICT Southwest Executive Luncheon 

October 18, 2017 |The Legacy Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ

Join industry colleagues for a catered lunch while listening to an inspiring keynote speaker discuss what it is to "BE BOLD". Keynote speaker and further details will be announced soon.

Local WebinarMentoring Circles presents "Putting it all Together"

TBD | Cable One BAR, Online

This mentoring webinar titled "Putting it all Together" will focus on Communications, Political Savvy, Emotional Intelligence, and Authentic Leadership. During this session, folks will refine their influence style and apply program learnings to increase career stock and opportunities. ONLY OPEN TO MENTORING CIRCLE PARTICIPANTS.

Local Event: Strategic Succession Planning

November 8, 2017 | Cox Business, Phoenix, AZ 
Potential board members join a live Southwest Chapter board meeting where they learn about the various positions held on the board. This is an opportunity to show interest of joining the board while current board members decide if they are going to hold their position, try a new position or rotate off of the board.

Closed EventMentoring Circles Wrap-Up and Graduation: "Interacting with Industry Leaders"

November 14, 2017| Cable One BAR, Online

The final mentoring session of the year titled "Interacting with Industry Leaders" will be an in-person session where industry leaders will be able to exchange individual learnings and celebrate completing the mentoring program.



Local Event: Volunteer Appreciation and Community Giveback 

TBD | St. Mary's Food Bank, Phoenix, AZ 
WICT board members and volunteers make a difference in the community by volunteering at St. Mary's Food Bank where various activities such as food sorting and packing boxes are performed to help feed the hungry.



Local WebinarBook Club Webinar "Clash of the Generations. Managing the New Workpalce Reality"

August 16, 2017 | Live Webinar


Local EventMentoring Circles Session "My Strategy"

August 17, 2017 | CableOne BAR, Online

June 2017
Local EventMentoring Circles Kickoff
June 8, 2017  12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.| CableOne, Phoenix
 This in-person session will kick off our Mentoring Circles Program where will will discuss our Career Destinations and set the stage for the rest of the mentoring sessions. ONLY OPEN TO MENTORING CIRCLE PARTICIPANTS.
 Local EventMentoring Circles Private Mentor Training
June 20, 2017  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.| CableOne, Phoenix
 Mentors that will be leading the Mentoring Circle Program will meet in person to get a game plan together on how each mentoring circle session will be ran. ONLY OPEN TO MENTORING CIRCLE MENTORS
Local EventMentoring and Golf Event
June 21, 2017  5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.| NDoor Golf, Phoenix

Don’t know how to golf? Don’t worry!

This event is created for everyone! Get comfortable, being uncomfortable with the game of golf!

Spend an evening with industry peers and professionals while taking a swing at golf in a relaxed, indoor environment. Each team will be led by a respected leader who will share his or her unique perspective on the value of mentoring, networking and the game of golf.

Beer, wine, appetizers, prizes, networking and golf etiquette provided

May 2017
Local EventExecutive Panel Discussion on Communicating with Poise
May 9, 2017  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.| Private WICT Member Home, Phoenix
 Please join us for a fun evening with top leaders. The most effective communicators​​ do more than just talk. They aspire to deliver a speech powerful enough to inspire an entire auditorium or to put pen to paper in such a way that others can be rallied into action through the power of your words. Learn to negotiate for the best possible outcomes with both logic and compassion. The ability to do all this will make you a communicator who embodies conviction and passion - qualities a great leader needs to succeed. The strongest communicators had to start somewhere. This is a chance to listen to personal experiences and tips on how these leaders communicate with passion and poise. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Local EventProfessional Headshots

May 25, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | CableOne, Phoenix, AZ

WICT Southwest will have a professional photographer on-site. 

APRIL 2017
Local EventCoffee Talk Series - Financial Business Acumen
April 12, 2017  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.| Cox Communications, Phoenix, AZ
Financial statements and related information can seem boring but your understanding of Finance will become more important as your career progresses. Come to this interactive session to get a greater understanding of financial statements, terms and tools to help you better understand the business and how you can impact the "bottom line". Click here to register
MARCH 2017
Local EventCoffee Talk Series - Cyber Security with Susan Ratliff
March 14, 2017 | Microsoft Store, Scottsdale, AZ
Cybercrime has become an epidemic. This workshop will address risks, causes of data breaches, how to spot red flags and identify threats. Participants will be informed on how to better protect themselves upon completion and become more informed about potential threats and how to identify and avoid them.
Local Event: Tech it Out 
February 21, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Las Vegas, NV

Hear from some of the Southwest Region's most tech savvy leaders in the Telecommunications Industry

  • Janae Brumby - Field Service Supervisor and Mentor for Cox Communications
  • Todd Wadding - Field Service Supervisor and Trainer for Cox Communications
  • Kristi Davis - Field Service Supervisor with Conventions Center Experience for Cox Communications
  • Keith Giles - Field Operations Manager for Cox Communications
  • Penny Grandon - Senior Network Operations Manager for Cox Communications
  • Starr Maus - Field Operations Trainer for Cable One

Come a little early or hang out after the Tech it Out Session for our WICT Kickoff Event where you can learn more about WICT Southwest. Find out what being a member of WICT can do for you and score some WICT memorabilia. Click here to register


Local EventSCTE Cable Games & Expo

February 7, 2017 | The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ

Visit with us at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers Cactus chapter's 24th Annual AZ Vendor Day & Cable Games. For more information, and to register to attend, please visit SCTE Cactus Chapter


Local EventProfessional Headshots

February 6, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Cox Business, Phoenix, AZ

WICT Southwest will have a professional photographer on-site. 


Local EventWICT Southwest 2017 Kick-off events

Multiple dates/locations:

  • Cox Union Hills: February 1, 2017 | 7 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Cox Mesa ASC: February 1, 2017 | 7 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Cox Business Phoenix: February 2, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Cox Deer Valley Cafe: February 7, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • Cable One Phoenix: 1st Floor Bar: February 7, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Cox Las Vegas office: February 21, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.



Local Event: Mentoring Here and Now

January 19, 2017 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | CableONE office, Phoenix, AZ

A panel of local industry leaders, mentors, and mentees discuss the importance of mentoring and the myriad of ways that mentoring happens in real life. Join us for this informative panel discussion and Q&A. Bring your mentor/mentee! Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, registration information coming soon.

National Event: 2017 WICT Signature Luncheon
January 6, 2017 | ARIA Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

The WICT Signature Luncheon, which made its debut in 2010, serves as one of WICT's key diversity and inclusion platforms, showcasing the superlative achievements that support the advancement of women. For 2017, the Signature Luncheon is moving to the CES show in Las Vegas! Click here for more information and to register for this event!