February 2021 Newsletter

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Welcome, 2021!

Now that 2021 is here, we are excited for what’s in store for our WICT NorCal community. Things may look different due to COVID-19, but rest assured we are working behind the scenes to bring you new opportunities to network, share insights, gain new perspectives and have fun!

Our New WICT NorCal Board Members and Mission Statement

We have a new board this year, and we are excited for you to meet them because WICT means a lot to our hardworking, vibrant and diverse board. Click here or on the video to meet our new board members and find out what WICT means to them personally.

2021 Mission Statement:

Know yourself and be empowered to communicate your position with poise, while actively listening with the intention to connect with others.

Become the catalyst of change by exuding fearless confidence and passion to inspire others.

We want to hear from you! What does WICT mean to you personally?

Click here to let us know and you might be featured in an upcoming WICT NorCal newsletter.

A Letter from the President

Jenn Banta - President 2021

Hear from Jennifer Banta, President, WICT Northern California Chapter.

Over the years, I have been a proud WICT member and benefited immensely from this group of vibrant, diverse professionals. I am grateful for the resources and connections I’ve made through WICT. I first signed up as a contractor with WICT. I attended a mentoring event, where my mentor helped me prepare for my interview, helped with my resume and ultimately helped me land my full-time job at Comcast. As my membership progressed, I was named secretary in 2018, vice president from 2019 – 2020, and now it’s time for me to lead this group as your president.

Click here to continue reading about Jennifer’s 2021 goals for WICT NorCal.

Touchstones in Focus: Know Yourself

Hello, 2021! We will focus on one of the WICT Touchstones of Leadership each month, which serve as our compass along the path of strategic and effective leadership development. Our focus this month is Know Yourself. It’s a fresh year and now is the perfect time to start setting your personal and professional goals for the new year.

Get excited! Set yourself up for success this year by trying something new. Whether it’s a hobby, taking a class, reading a book, undertaking a new project or responsibility at work, go after it! Whatever you choose, we want to hear about it!

Click here to tell us what goals you’re setting this year and you may be featured in an upcoming newsletter!

Visit https://wictnorcal.org/about/touchstones/ to read more about all the Touchstones.

Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Click here to read more about the history of this exceptional period for the Black community.

Ways You Can Celebrate and Honor Black History Month

  • Support a Black business.
  • Visit a Black History or Civil Rights museum in your local area.
  • Read a book by a Black author.
  • Cook a soul food meal.
  • Support a Black creative. (artist, poet, local musician, etc.)
  • Read Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech.

Click here to see more ways to celebrate!

Upcoming Events


Black History Month Feb 1 – March 1
International Women’s Day- March 8