Spring is in the air, the sun is shining bright and your WICT PNW Chapter is in full bloom with wonderful programs and events that will Ignite and Inspire your passion, both personally and professionally! 
This spring we kicked off our annual mentoring season with sold out and, highly motivating Speed Mentoring events in Seattle & Portland. We’re so thankful for our continued partnership with Turner Networks and Comcast Women’s Network (WA & OR), as our groups work together each year to make this special event free to all attendees.
Much gratitude also goes to our mentors, who generously shared their personal journeys with attendees, and in some cases traveled between Seattle and Portland to make both events! Thank you, Doug George, Jessie Broussard, Ryan Mutek, Beth Hardt, Graham Quandt, Mark Brown and Felicha Ragsdale! 
The mentoring momentum continued in May as our 2018 Mentoring pairs were announced and met each other at launch events across the region. Learn who’s in the class of 2018 below! 
As we look forward to the summer months, your WICT PNW Chapter Board (listed here) is actively working on the biggest events of the year that will kick off this fall. Also, as your board is evolving, we are pleased to announce that Abbie O’Dell (Charter) joins Kindra Bosch (Comcast) as Co-Vice President, effective immediately. We can’t thank Abbie enough for her time as Board Secretary and look forward to her leadership as she now focuses on supporting our membership committee and strategic planning. 
Mark your calendar for our upcoming events! 
·     Summer Webinar - Your Brand & Social Media Presence: August 16, 2018 
·      Taste of WICT: September 13, 2018 at Comcast Technology Solutions in Seattle
·      Super Woman Project: Charter Vancouver (October 10, 2018) & Seattle (November 1, 2018)
·      Tech It Out Portland: November 27, 2018
So…do all these awesome events and professional opportunities Ignite your interest to be a part of something more? As I pause and look back at my 10+ years as a volunteer and Board member, my fondest memories stem back to the endless opportunities I’ve had meeting leaders, learning new skills and being a part of some pretty fulfilling experiences. You too can have these experiences if you want them! 
One of the best ways to take the leap to support your own development and get a taste of the WICT leadership experience, is to volunteer on one our various committees. We are currently seeking volunteers to help grow our social media presence, and/or participate on a planning committee for future events. If you have an interest and want to learn more, contact me at President@WICT-PNW.org
Enjoy this beautiful time of transition from spring to summer in the Northwest, and we’ll look forward to seeing you very soon at our fall events! 



Whitney Joly

President, WICT PNW Chapter