March 2021 Newsletter
Hear Us ROAR!
March is Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987.
Women’s History Month allows us to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. The timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back to the founding of the United States.
Click here to learn more. In addition, Women’s Equal Pay Day is March 24. Did you know women working full-time and year-round are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man who works full time and year round?
We are proud of the women who represent WICT NorCal on our board, membership and sponsors.
Thank you for all that you do every day. You are appreciated!
New Year, New Mission
Check out our new mission statement!
WICT embraces a spirit of collaboration within its organization and throughout the industry and our new mission statement is no exception. Our NorCal board worked together to develop the new mission statement, that perfectly weaves in our Touchstones of Leadership. Read it below and watch our new mission statement video.
“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.”
Touchstones in Focus: Communicate
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 Communicate which perfectly aligns with Women’s History Month, because many women throughout history used the power of their voices to bring change. We celebrate just a couple of them below.
- Sojourner Truth was a powerful antislavery speaker, being a former slave herself. She is best remembered for her “Ain’t I a Woman”.
- Susan B. Anthony helped lead the way for women’s right to vote.
- Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the 20th century’s most influential women, transforming the role of first lady and dedicating her life to helping others.
- Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic but did you know she was known not only for her determination, but also for her outspoken personality?
- Frida Kahlo communicated through her paintings. She is celebrated by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.
Who is Your Heroine?
Who inspires you throughout Women’s History and why? Click here to let us know and visit https://wictnorcal.org/about/touchstones/ to read more about all the Touchstones.
Let’s Get Social
Follow us on social media to stay connected!
We value our WICT NorCal community and want to stay connected. To stay current on WICT NorCal events, news and more, follow us on the below social media platforms. You are what you share, so please share the content relevant to you and use the hashtag #norcalwict to help bring our community together!
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Join Us for Coffee and a Conversation
Wake Up Wednesday Virtual Book Club starting March 24. Sign-up now and Own It with us!
Starting March 24: Wake Up Wednesday with WICT NorCal Virtual Coffee Chat Book Club – Owning it together, one chapter a week!
Book Name: Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck
Date: Wednesdays starting March 24, 2021
Time: 9AM PST
How to Sign-up: Click HERE and grab your copy ahead of time at the links below! Physical Copy | eBook
(WICT NorCal members only)
Do you have a favorite inspirational quote or phrase? Click here and let us know to be featured in an upcoming newsletter!
What does WICT mean to you personally?
“Elevation, Networking, Partnership” –Jackie Danielsson
What goals are you setting this year?
“Stay focusing, Storytelling & Technique skills.” -Tonya Kelly
Calendar of Events
Starting March 24: Wake Up Wednesday “Coffee Chat Book Club” Sign-up here.
March 24: Women’s Equal Pay Day
April 13: Equal Pay Day
April 15: Joy Kacik Webinar Series: “Quick Start Your Leadership Role”
April 22: Save the Date! The Reelz Painting Party: Virtual Paint and Sip night