1Q Chapter Newsletter & Updates

The WICT Washington, DC/Baltimore Chapter is committed to providing programs that emphasize the value of networking, leadership and mentoring. We encourage you to take full advantage of your membership and hope to see you at an upcoming event or webinar!

Newsletter Items:

  • Letter from our President
  • Highlights from 1Q Chapter Events
  • Member Spotlight: Svetlana Gans, NCTA

Letter From Our President…

Welcome to the WICT Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter and thank you. For 40 years, WICT has provided support, programs and opportunities to help develop women leaders throughout our industry. You now have access to these wide variety of privileges and member benefits.
This year, our chapter’s focus is on the Know Yourself Touchstone of Leadership, which encourages us to leverage our strengths as we take control of our careers and shine forth giving the best of ourselves to all those around us.
Our 2019 programing calendar focuses on connections and development with a diverse group of speakers and events. Coming up:
And, stay tuned because there are more events to come. Get the latest details on our chapter programs and events at wicdcbalt.org/programs-events.
We look forward to your participation in our chapter and in shaping our industry in the Washington, DC and Baltimore regions.
MacKenzie Roebuck-Walsh
2019 President
WICT Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter


Highlights From 1Q Chapter Events

The year is off to an amazing start. We’ve already held several chapter events aimed at ramping up professional career development in 2019.

At Tech It Out on March 27 , we discovered the driving change led by technology throughout our industry and how it influences both careers and personal lives.


During the Women’s Leadership Mixer on February 12, WICT Southern California & Washington DC/Baltimore Chapters came together for a joint mixer celebrating the new year and applauding women leaders and achievers and view highlights of WICT SoCal’s prestigious LEA Awards!



On February 21, ideas were exchanged with industry peers and colleagues during the Know Yourself: Networking in the Digital Age event. The panel discussion featuring networking experts was followed by a speed networking session with executive movers and makers.


Get to Know a Chapter Member…

Svetlana S. Gans
Vice President and Associate
General Counsel
  1. Favorite Job: As FTC Chief of Staff under Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, and the first Chief of Staff in a new administration, Svetlana helped execute the Acting Chairman’s positive agenda for the agency.
  2. Favorite Way to Unwind: Exercise! Orangetheory and hot yoga are at the top of her list.
  3. Favorite Getaway: to Mountain Country. Specifically, to Big Sky, Montana. Svetlana finds it to be very relaxing, and a great escape from the D.C. minutia.
  4. Favorite Professional Book: Getting to Yes
  5. Favorite Advice: Never eat lunch alone, and self-reflect. Svetlana recommends going out for lunch as much as possible to network and meet other people, both for your mental health and for your long-term professional development.

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