Volume 2 | December 2020
Jeannette Richardson
WICT Greater Ohio
What a YEAR!

Welcome to December, the last month of a groundbreaking and transformational year that changed lives around the World. Plagued with anxiety, lockdowns, elections, riots and so much more, this year was definitely one for the history books. It proved to be an overwhelming and unexpected change that ushered in a new way of life. The year was jam packed with lessons that helped us to learn how to create healthy boundaries, effectively heal, and gain back our courage, strength and a strong the will to achieve.
Looking back in history, the Black Plague marked an end of an era in Italy. Its impact was profound, resulting in wide-ranging social, economic, cultural, and religious changes. These changes, directly and indirectly, led to the emergence of the Renaissance, one of the greatest eras for art, architecture, and literature in human history.

Change brings in a new awareness, which provides us with a chance to shift our consciousness and explore new paths for our future. Through the transition of change, we awaken, elevate, and revolutionize a new way. When the pandemic hit, it brought change and the need for adaptability the new normal was paramount to our success in 2020. This pandemic afforded us as an opportunity to be disruptive, embrace new thinking, and find new ways of doing things.

The pandemic left many WICT chapters uncertain as to how they would be able to keep their members connected and engaged, which meant thinking outside of the box. Initially, we were uncertain as to how we would move forward, but together, we found ways to achieve and were awarded the Inspire Award for our 2020 accomplishments, which is an honor and a great achievement especially during challenging times.

What we experienced this year was not for the faint of heart. It required ambition, courage, resilience, integrity, grace and strength all amazing qualities of a HERO who has battled through the darkness revealing their inner light. 

May you have a safe and joyful Holiday – looking forward to great things happening in the New Year!

All the best, 
Jeannette Richardson
2020 WICT Greater Ohio President 
WICT Greater Ohio 2020 Year End Gala Recap

Our end-of-year event was a success. We thank everyone who participated this great event to wrap up our year.

A special thank you goes out to our guest speaker Morgan Owens, our wonderful WICT Greater Ohio board, our mentorship committee and all of our members.

WICT Greater Ohio Chapter Survey

Celebrating the holidays during the pandemic
We can all use peace and joy during this season and time. Normal traditions may not take place this year, but here are a few things you can do to enjoy the holidays anyway.

  1. Family Zoom Celebration
  2. Gingerbread house-building
  3. Virtual Karaoke
  4. Elfster Gift Exchange
  5. Serve in the community by donating or delivering care packages to the homeless.

What is your favorite holiday activity? Let us know and share with us on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
WICT Greater Ohio Chapter Board Member Openings
On behalf of the WICT Greater Ohio Chapter, we are issuing a call for nominations for the positions on our 2020 Board of Directors.

Roles and responsibilities for the open positions can be found on the WICT GO website link below:

  1. Marketing and Communications Chairperson
  2. Social Media Chairperson
  3. Community Outreach Chairperson
  4. Sponsorship-Fundraising Chairperson

WICT Online Learning Library and Free Online Learning Opportunities
During this uncertain time, many of us are facing new challenges such as working remotely or having to self-quarantine. Just like this Forbes article reminds us, while we cannot completely control what is happening during this pandemic, we can look for opportunities to engage our communities in positive ways. 

To help you with this effort, WICT’s Online Learning Library is open to members. Not a member? Join today and access this benefit and more!
There are many different ways you can continue to increase your knowledge and learning.

Family Support Tools for Distance Learning

EveryoneOn is offering digital skill training, internet services and computers for low-income families.

Remember to bookmark the WICT Global and WICT Greater Ohio websites
for up-to-date news and events!
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