WICT Carolinas Heroes Program
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Red Circle Awards will be postponed to 2021
One of our chapter’s favorite events of the year is our Red Circle Awards and luncheon that provides us an opportunity to gather and celebrate the achievements of the women and men within our chapter and industry. We recognize the importance of connecting with each other and acknowledging the efforts of those who continue to make a difference in light of these extraordinary times.
We are pleased to announce a new program, WICT Heroes, created by our WICT Carolinas Programming Committee that will honor members who contribute to our industry and community and embody our WICT Touchstones in the categories of:
- Inspiration (Nominations CLOSED)
- Woman to Watch (Nominations open 1/6/21)
- Outstanding Mentor (Nominations open 2/3/21)
- Community Excellence (Nominations open 3/3/21)
We will announce a winner from each category every other month via a virtual event starting in January.
2019 Red Circle Awards Winners and Nominees
Created in 2009, the Red Circle Awards is a WICT Carolinas Signature Event that acknowledges and celebrates achievements by honoring stand-out women in our profession. Each year, WICT Carolinas’ members honor exceptional leaders, up-and-coming talent and inspirational industry contributors and champions who exemplify WICT’s Leadership Touchstone.
Volunteer of the Year
Recognizes a person who has shown exemplary volunteer support for WICT Carolinas in 2019. He or she dedicate their time to volunteering/serving to help grow the Chapter and serve its membership base. This person champions the WICT Carolinas Mission, Vision and Touchstones. He or she is regarded as a role model, educating and engaging others in the community.
Nominee is an active member of WICT Carolinas; management experience is not required for nomination.
He or she is someone who demonstrates the WICT Leadership Touchstone, Be a Catalyst. . . Progress is never made by standing still or by relying on the same tired, old ideas.
Recognizes an inspirational woman who “pays it forward” through her involvement and commitment to helping women throughout the Carolinas. She is a leader who dedicates her time to advocating for women who are overcoming a personal challenge or working on achieving a professional goal. She is someone who champions social issues, causes, and conditions for women and is regarded as a role model by educating and inspiring others in the community.
Nominee is an active member of WICT Carolinas and a female with a minimum of two years in the cable telecommunications industry; management experience is not required for nomination.
She is someone who demonstrates the WICT Leadership Touchstone, Inspire. . . And others will follow. She rallies those around her to join in her mission.
Woman to Watch – Carolinas Chapter
Recognizes an “up-and-coming” business woman who has demonstrated sound leadership, successfully contributes to her organization’s success, and inspires and motivates others to achieve their best. She is a confident leader who consistently is challenging herself and those around her to raise the standard. She promotes respect and is a team builder that is highly regarded by peers and subordinates. She is someone who is a prudent risk taker with a reputation for setting the wheels of change in motion.
Nominee is an active member of WICT Carolinas and a female business leader who has been promoted or experienced significant career changes within the past two years (i.e. marketing to operations).
She is someone who demonstrates the WICT Leadership Touchstone, Be Fearless. . . Take risks. Be confident in your convictions. Bring others along.
Recognizes a man or woman with a strong history of mentoring others throughout his or her career. This individual creates opportunities through his or her participation in formal or informal mentoring programs and is generous with their time mentoring. They inspire, support, and motivate others to be their best through empowerment. He or she is highly regarded in the cable telecommunications industry by their superiors, peers, and subordinates.
Nominee is an active member of WICT Carolinas and is a male or female business leader who has the responsibility of leading others. Nominees should possess a strong reputation for mentoring both women and men.
He or she is someone who demonstrates the WICT Leadership Touchstone, Connect. . .To your peers, your industry, and everything around you.
Recognizes a woman who has had an impact on the cable telecommunications industry by re-energizing her business area. She is someone whose innovation and hard work has maximized the human experience. She has leveraged existing technology with her organization’s customers, either internal or external, to significantly improve efficiencies or expand product features. She has created value for her organization and is recognized as an innovative thinker. She is a leader with the ability to harness technology innovation through the application of it to create impact for her organization.
Nominee is an active member of WICT Carolinas and a female business leader with a minimum of five years in the cable telecommunications industry; management experience is not required for nomination.
She is someone who demonstrates the WICT Leadership Touchstone, Be a Catalyst. . . Progress is never made by standing still or by relying on the same tired, old ideas.
Recognizes a female or male leader who is passionate about the cable telecommunications industry and is a great representative to the broader business community. They are committed to achieving excellence both personally and professionally and enhancing the perception of the cable telecommunications industry. Nominee is an admired mentor with a history of supporting others and being actively engaged in developing people at all levels within her/his organization. Highly regarded by peers and subordinates, possesses the reputation for delivering meaningful and sustainable contributions to the industry, and is viewed as a highly sought opinion leader on business issues and industry trends.
Nominee is an active member of WICT Carolinas and a female or male business leader currently employed in the cable telecommunications industry with a minimum of five years industry experience. They are a mid-level manger or above with a reputation for leading high performance teams.
This person is someone who demonstrates the WICT Leadership Touchstone, Communicate. . .With passion and poise. In writing and in person.
Carol A. Hevey Leadership Award
This award is the highest Red Circle honor, recognizing an accomplished industry woman in the areas of Leadership and Advocacy. The recipient will be recognized for her professional and personal achievements throughout her career.
- Fundamental commitment to others through mentorship, career development and advocacy
- Career pioneer occupying positions traditionally held by men while paving the way for others
- Exemplifying superior leadership and professionalism by gaining the respect and support of her superiors, peers and subordinates
- Accomplished in the area of professional development
- Personifies the WICT Touchstones KNOW YOURSELF and LISTEN
- Advocates excellence in service to her company and community
Recognizes the achievements of an outstanding male in the Carolinas. He is someone who is a champion for the advancement of women and has made significant contributions to the cable telecommunications industry and WICT Carolinas. He exhibits leadership qualities seeking to transform his organization through the support and advancement of women and the cable telecommunications industry as a whole. He is purposeful in his work to remove barriers in order to champion women at all levels.
Nominee is not required to be an active member of WICT Carolinas, however he should actively promote how WICT Carolinas supports and strengthens the leadership abilities of employees in his organization. He must be a male business leader currently employed in the cable telecommunications industry. He is Director-level and above and based in the Carolinas.
He is someone who demonstrates the WICT Leadership Touchstone, Listen. . .With more than just your ears.