Volume 2 | October 2020
Jeannette Richardson
WICT Greater Ohio
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign designed to increase awareness of the disease. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. 

Fast Facts about Breast Cancer:
  • Each year in the United States, more than 250,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die from the disease.
  • Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? While you cannot prevent cancer, it is important to be proactive about your health.
  • Many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and not noticeable without a professional screening, but some symptoms can be caught early just by being proactive about your breast health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides access to breast cancer screening services to underserved women in all 50 states. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Ask your doctor when you should get a mammogram.

This month’s newsletter highlights include information on ways to increase your awareness of the disease through tutorials and other resources; your health is important. In addition, a Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka – Notorious RBG, as well as an update on Women’s Suffrage, the fight for women’s voting rights – your voice counts, BE HEARD. In support of Veterans Day 2020, WICTGO will be hosting a 5K on November 6,7 &8.. This event has been planned to honor those who serve, or made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. Also, get to know your WICT GO Board Member Angela Grammer, Chapter Brand Ambassador.

I want to thank you for your continued support. Take some time to review the available tools and resources to increase your knowledge about Breast Cancer, “the more you know”. We ask that you share your thoughts on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her legacy. Do not forget to let your voice be heard in November and join on us for our scheduled 5K, in honor of those who served in support of Veterans Day, 2020.

All the best, 
Jeannette Richardson
2020 WICT Greater Ohio President & US Army Veteran
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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is the month that we acknowledge increased awareness for Breast Cancer. For all women impacted and families impacted by this disease we share our love, support and dedication to fight this fight.

Here are some things that you can do to show support, bring awareness and help this month.

  • Do research and educate yourself.

  • Provide support.

  • Give hope.

  • Participate in screening, access and treatment.

More information is available at National Breast Cancer website

Virtual Walk Opportunities Available
Breast Cancer Awareness
What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. has a breakdown of information to help understand what it really is.

Mental Health Awareness

Did you know that 1 in 5 of Americans live with a mental illness??

Get to know your WICT GO Board Members

Angela Grammer
Brand Ambassador
WICT Greater Ohio
Describe your role & what you love about it.
I am a Department Assistant for the RSC (Dispatch).

I absolutely love my role! I’ve had over a decade of administrative experience prior to when I started with the company. When I first started here, my role was as a dispatcher. I worked my way through the dispatch roles, transferred to another department as their Administrative Assistant. Then eventually came back “home” to dispatch as their Department Assistant.

As an admin, I see a different side of things versus when I was a dispatch agent. I’m able to help out the leadership team with various projects and meetings. I enjoy assisting with keeping things organized, maintaining structure, and being proactive. It also feels great being able to assist with morale boosting initiatives for our team. But overall, I love working on projects and being a helpful individual.

How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?

I am grateful to have worked with many wonderful and supportive women throughout my career. Individually, they each helped mold me into the person I am today. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work beside a variety of Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants that were kind enough to take me under their wing, to help groom me.

Each person bestowed knowledge and grace that I will forever be grateful for. Through the education and experience, it prepared me for a variety of administrative roles I’ve held throughout my career. 

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

A few things - I am a first generation Thai-American. While on my father’s side, I’m a descendent of a Cherokee Chief from Northeast Alabama. Also, when the pandemic began, I had just started learning how to fly and had logged my first hours in the logbook.

Why do you think WICT is important?

WICT empowers each of us. It has the ability to allow us to connect with other members near and far. We have the opportunity to go outside of our normal office circle, and communicate and network with other women in our industry.

This allows us to grow and share our knowledge from experiences, to let each other know that we are not alone. That there is strength and empowerment in numbers throughout our community. But most of all, it helps us grow individually and as a team.

What do you hope to see the WICT GO chapter accomplish this year?

I hope to see our chapter grow and flourish! To stay strong, stick together, and continue our events virtually if need be. I also would love to see more members, especially throughout Kentucky. I honestly had no idea the organization existed prior to 2018. I am so thankful to have been made aware. The optimism, kindness, and empowering spirit is so beautiful. 
WICT Great Ohio is asking our members to help in paying tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court Feminist Icon.
The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg’s pointed and powerful dissenting opinions earned her late-life rock stardom.

Ginsburg became only the second woman to serve as a justice on the nation's highest court. She struggled against blatant sexism throughout her career as she climbed to the pinnacle of her profession. A lifelong advocate of gender equality, she was fond of joking that there would be enough women on the nine-seat Supreme Court "when there are nine". Despite maintaining a modest public profile, like most top judges, Ginsburg inadvertently became not just a celebrity, but a pop-culture heroine. She may have stood an impish 5ft, but Ginsburg will be remembered as a legal colossus.

We want to hear what you think! Please tell us in one word, what Ruth Bader Ginsburg represented to you! Email us with your word at info@WICTGreaterOhio.com
Did you know...

  • The 1848 National Convention of Black Freemen was the very first national convention to allow women's participation, and it was held in Cleveland.

  • The 1850 Ohio Women's Convention at Salem was the first convention to be run and organized entirely by women.

  • Sojourner Truth gave her famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech in Akron, Ohio.

  • The first female candidate for president of the United States was born in Homer, Ohio.


The Greater Ohio Chapter of WICT will share your thoughts with our whole community!
Poetry Break
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.

Save The Date
Mark your calendars for some fun and exciting events coming up
LTT Finding Your Voice
Hosted by: WICT NY
Save the date.
Power To Fly event
Hosted by: WICT NY
WICT GO Veterans Day 5K
November 6 - 8, 2020
The first annual WICT GO Veteran’s Day 5k is a walk or run event that thanks those who served!

To comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines, this event will be held virtually.

Taking part is easy – Sign up today!

5K Details:
1. Use your GPS watches if you have them, “Map my run,” Nike Run Club app, Google Maps to plot out a safe 5k path in your neighborhood. (Treadmills are OK too!)
2.Have fun! This is a no pressure run or walk or both!  Take your loved ones or pets with you if you wish!
3. In case there is a chance of rain in the forecast, you will have all weekend to complete the 3.1 miles - November 6-8.
4. Finally don’t forget to send WICTGO your finishers photo and time. Be sure to tag us on social media! (tag WICTGO and use the hashtag #WICTGOGIRL2020 or #WICTGOHONOR or email to Mariam Waters if you are not on social media)
Bookmark the link below for our most up to date information on WICT Global and WICT Greater Ohio news and events!
Information and Guidance

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