2Q Chapter Newsletter & Updates

Letter From Our President…

The WICT Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter continues the year by celebrating WICT’s 40th Anniversary and focusing on “Knowing Yourself” through our chapter programs, events and resources. Our 2Q chapter events helped our members take control of their careers and personal lives to achieve success and increase personal happiness and efficiency.
To help you continue your development throughout the summer, we’ve provided some fun, entertaining, and helpful book suggestions in our WICT Chapter Recommended Summer Reading List. Make sure to check back as the list will continue to grow and develop over the next few months.

Included in this 2Q newsletter:

  • Recaps from 2Q chapter events.
  • Upcoming chapter scholarship opportunities for WICT Global educational programs.
  • Member Spotlight: Rachel Katz and C-SPAN’s new book, The Presidents.
  • Recommended summer reading list.
Stay tuned for more events and opportunities to participate, including our prestigious WICT Chapter PowerBrokers and Touchstones of Leadership Awards on October 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Washington, DC.
Enjoy your summer!
MacKenzie Roebuck-Walsh
2019 President
WICT Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter

WICT Chapter Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

“Know Yourself” and unleash the leader within you by applying for a scholarship to attend this year’s WICT Global Leadership Conference or Executive Development Series.

For more information, click here.

Deadline: July 18, 2019
Scholarship Application Forms:

Recap / Key Takeaways from 2Q Chapter Events

There was no slowing down in 2Q, as we continued to provide professional development and networking opportunities to our chapter members.

StrengthsFinder Webinar and Seminars (April 11, Webinar and May 7, Seminar)

These StrengthsFinder sessions provided a unique assessment tool to help chapter members create self-awareness of their top five strengths and provided custom tools to positively impact their behavior and performance.
People working with their strengths:
  • Look forward to going to work
  • Have more positive than negative interactions with coworkers
  • Tell their friends they work for a great company
  • Achieve more on a daily basis
  • Have more positive, creative, and innovative moments.

Your Success is Hiding Under Your Mess (May 9, VA)

This seminar addressed the issues related to chaos and disorganization in any environment to help declutter chapter members’ lives both professionally and personally.
Key Takeaways:

2019 Chapter Mentor Program (May 5, Kick-off event, DC and May 31, Webinar)

Key Takeaways:
  • Know yourself and leverage your top five strengths to achieve your professional goals.
  • Own your career, goal and mentoring agenda.
  • Utilize LinkedIn custom design learning path to set yourself up for a successful mentoring partnership.

Upcoming Chapter Events

2019 PowerBrokers and Touchstones of Leadership Awards

Friday, October 4, 2019
Starts at 6:00 PM
The Press Club | Washington, DC
Registration coming soon!

WICT Global Signature Luncheon

(May 2, NYC)
To commemorate WICT’s 40th Anniversary, WICT Global held a very special Signature Luncheon to honor the past, celebrate the present and imagine the future of WICT and the industry we represent.

Photo by Larry Busacca/Ben Gabbe for Getty Images

WICT 40th anniversary video


Get to Know a Chapter Member…

Rachel Katz
Manager of Affiliate Relations
  1. What’s one thing (industry-related or not) you learned in the last month? The past month – and past year – has been quite a learning experience into the world of book publishing. I had the great opportunity to work on C-SPAN’s newest book, The Presidents and I’ve learned what it takes to publish a book. From the beginning ideas, through the editing process, the relationship with the publisher and into the marketing, press and promotion – all to make a book a commercial and critical success.
  2. How do you define success? The definition of success is a little different at C-SPAN. As a nonprofit, our success is not based on big ratings, but on the opportunities we take to support our mission as a pillar of political media. In my role, one way I define success is when I’ve helped affiliates get credit for starting and supporting C-SPAN.
  3. What’s the first concert you ever attended? My first concert was Phish with some friends in middle school.
  4. How long have you been a member of WICT and why did you join? WICT offers terrific networking opportunities, exposure to a variety of learning resources, a fantastic annual conference and the opportunity for me to meet other women in the industry, both in DC and around the country, who run into similar issues and can serve as a source of advice when needed. It was a no-brainer for me to join over two years ago when I took a new position at C-SPAN.


 Summer Reading List

Whether it’s learning how to achieve more from doing less, forcing yourself to stop apologizing, discovering why stress could be good for you, or just figuring out some midlife margaritas, these entertaining summer reads will keep your ambition going over the hot summer months. 


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