Volume 1 | April 2019
Stephanie Shawler
WICT Greater Ohio
Greetings from the President
Welcome to spring!

Here in the Greater Ohio area, we have endured quite a winter season! We are more than overdue for some sunshine, time outdoors, blooming flowers and spring break with our family, loved ones and good friends!

I have been hearing from many of our members, that like me, you are ready to get out and BE A CATALYST!

Our 2019 chapter theme, selected from the WICT Global Touchstones, is BE A CATALYST and set the wheels of change in motion. Progress is never made by standing still or by relying on the same old ideas. As a leader you must push the envelope to transform our industry with innovative concepts that are bigger and better than ever before. Take initiative. Raise the bar. Demand equality on all fronts and embrace diversity. Above all, never accept less respect than you offer others, because change can only take hold if it is grounded in respect.

With that being said, I welcome you to read through our latest newsletter.

  • EXCLUSIVE JOB POSTING! Apply today to be a Manager for the Spectrum Business Account Executive Team!
  • View our NEW membership video and IMPROVED website!
  • Welcome our new members!
  • Get to know your WICT GO Board
  • Check out our "Just for Laughs" feature
  • Leadership Corner - Reading Recommendation!
  • Global & Local calendar of events

Please feel free to reach ou t to me anytime with any questions or comments!

Kind Regards,
Stephanie Shawler
2019 WICT Greater Ohio Chapter President
We did some spring cleaning on our website.
CHECK IT OUT and be sure to bookmark it for the latest information on WICT Global and WICT Greater Ohio news and events!
We have a new YouTube page!
Like and subscribe to see the latest videos and content from WICT Global and WICT Greater Ohio.
Have you seen the new WICT Global Membership video?
WICT Membership - Thank You!!!
On behalf of WICT Global and the WICT Greater Ohio Chapter, we would like to thank each and every one of you for renewing your membership or joining as a new member. You are in for an amazing year of networking, great information and awesome events.

We appreciate you all!!
Get to know your WICT GO Board Members
Describe your role & what you love about it.

As a member of the Spectrum Reach Preferred Team, we drive revenue growth and development of our top clients with dedicated support, exclusive services, and customized data-informed solutions. We collaborate with our sales teams to develop annual plans and creative media strategies and this often includes gathering media and competitive research, data analysis, strategic planning and cross-functional team coordination. 
I love the challenge of staying ahead of the business, and on top of media and consumer trends and then thinking about how to apply these insights to strategies for our clients. I always want to be ready for what’s next.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?

My grandmother was brilliant and worked in a bank at a time when many women did not work outside the home. She encouraged me to work hard and to pursue opportunities for advancement.
Early on in my career, men were predominantly in leadership roles at the companies I worked for. I counted on the support and encouragement of my female peers to inspire me. My colleagues and work friends would encourage me to apply for bigger roles and high profile assignments.
I’m fortunate to now be on a team with strong female leadership. My boss, Kat Ramirez, inspires me to push myself, and step out of my comfort zone. Her supportive leadership style and personal integrity are models for me to follow. Phyllis Ehrlich leads Spectrum Reach Preferred for our organization and is a strong proponent of leadership development. She champions development opportunities for our team—for both men and women—and she always makes time to meet one on one to check in and offer advice.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I enjoy most everything about food! Not just cooking, but also learning new techniques, trying new foods, going to farmer’s markets and talking with the growers, experimenting with herbs and spices—everything except cleaning the dishes. My next career will involve creating incredible food experiences.
Why do you think WICT is important?

First, we owe it to ourselves to be involved with our industry, to know what is happening in the business and be informed. WICT provides so many resources and opportunities for us to stay in the know. Secondly, the support systems that form as a result of being involved will advance you both professionally and personally. The women I’ve met through WICT are smart, kind and collaborative-WICT is helping me grow and nurture a strong network. And maybe most importantly, through WICT we can share our collective experiences to lift up other women and increase the ranks of female leaders.
Where do you hope to see the WICT GO chapter accomplish this year?

The Greater Ohio Chapter of WICT is on FIRE this year! Building off of the success of 2018, our Chapter President, Stephanie Shawler, is empowering our Board to bring to life our chapter theme of Be a Catalyst. I see this happening as we reignite the Mentorship Program, expand successful programs like Tech it Out and exceed our goals for our chapter membership drive. My hope is that we sustain this powerful momentum throughout the rest of the year.
Ann Oliver
WICT Greater Ohio
Spectrum Business Account Executive Manager
The Spectrum Business Account Executives Manager is responsible for recruiting, coaching and supervising a team of Business Account Executives who are 100% focused on selling primary and ancillary communications solutions to new, small and medium sized businesses. Primary services include coax delivered Internet, video and voice. Achieves team sales and revenue goals by ensuring each Account Executive meets/exceeds performance standards.

Below is the link to apply:
You can also reach out directly to the hiring Director Trina Wilson at trina.wilson@charter.com
Leadership Corner

Book of the Month


Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

Don’t miss the hour long Netflix special  Brené Brown: The Call to Courage ,  premiering April 19! 
Just for Laughs!
WICT Greater Ohio & WICT Global Calendar of events