Creating Leaders Together

The WICT Network provides the most powerful B2B network in the industry, an unparalleled suite of educational programs and services, and original gender research to support the business case for diversity and inclusion.

Welcome to The WICT Network: Greater Chicago

The WICT Network’s mission is to create women leaders who transform our industry.

The WICT Network is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to create women leaders who transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For more than 40 years, The WICT Network has partnered with media, entertainment and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members strong, The WICT Network is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in media.

Creating Leaders. Together.

The WICT Network embraces a spirit of collaboration within its organization and throughout the industry. We partner with cable and telecommunications industry leaders to provide leadership programs and services, and challenge these companies to create professional advancement opportunities for women on a local and global level.

WICT Touchstones of Leadership

The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership are our inspirational guide to effective leadership attributes – compiled to define the characteristics of a good leader and serve as our compass along the path of leadership development. We hope that you will keep The WICT Network Touchstones in mind and continue to be motivated by them in your workplace.

Become a Member

To be eligible for membership, any woman or man must be currently or formerly employed in the cable and telecommunications industry or related industries.

Attend an Event

The WICT Network offers many programs to enhance your career. From webinars and workshops to networking opportunities with our Signature Events.

Join Rising Stars

The WICT Network: Greater Chicago Rising Star Mentorship Program takes the traditional mentee/mentor format and broadens it to include peer partners, a leadership coach, and guest senior executives.

A Message from Our President

Greetings, Members of The WICT Network: Greater Chicago Chapter!

As we approach the third quarter of the year, I am thrilled to update you on the exciting plans we have in store for the coming months. Our mission to empower women and promote gender equality remains as vital as ever, and I am proud of the work we have accomplished thus far.

As we continue to focus on our “Know Yourself” theme, next quarter will be dedicated to networking, membership, mentoring and professional development. These are key areas that will help us to grow as an organization and better serve our members. We are committed to providing opportunities for women and our allies where they can connect with each other, learn from one another and develop their skills and abilities.

Networking is a vital part of any successful organization. By connecting with other like-minded individuals and groups, we can build relationships and collaborate to achieve our shared goals. We will be hosting events to facilitate these connections and encourage members to share their experiences and insights with one another. Whether it’s through virtual events, in-person meetups or social media platforms, we want to ensure our members have the support they need to grow and thrive.

Membership is the backbone of our organization, and we are always looking to grow our community. We are committed to growing our membership and engaging with our current members to ensure their satisfaction and continued involvement.  We will be launching a membership drive to attract new members and provide existing members with more benefits and opportunities.

We are also excited to launch a new mentoring program next quarter. Mentoring is a critical component of professional development. This program will provide our members with the opportunity to connect with experienced professionals who can offer guidance and support as they navigate their careers. Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your career to the next level, our mentoring program is here to help.

Finally, we will continue to prioritize professional development opportunities for our members. We believe that continuous learning and growth are essential to personal and professional success, and we are committed to providing our members with the resources they need to achieve their goals. We will be offering webinars and other opportunities for members to develop their skills.

In closing, I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support of The WICT Network. Together, we can accomplish great things and make a real difference in the lives of women everywhere. As always, I am grateful for the dedication and commitment of our members, volunteers and supporters. I look forward to working with you all in the coming months.



Tarsha Simmons

President, The WICT Network: Greater Chicago

Upcoming Events

The WICT Network offers many programs to enhance your career. From webinars and workshops to networking opportunities with our Signature Events.