2016 Executive Luncheon

2016 WICT Southwest Chapter

Executive Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Maria Brennan


Embracing Change

  • Change is inevitable and change is good. It is better to embrace it than to fight it.
  • Thoughts on being a working parent: It is not a one size fits all gig. There is no right or wrong choice. Try it out (either way) and if it does not work for you, it does not mean that you failed.
  • Hiring women is not a choice, but a necessity. Diverse businesses are successful businesses
Thank you to everyone who came out to our chapter signature event! Maria Brennan gave an inspiring speech about embracing change, trying things out, and always making corrections and improvements. Here are some pictures from the event:

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PAR raffle prizes


Real men join WICT! Allan Firman and Rob Brown completing their WICT Southwest Chapter membership applications with board member, Monica Cole’s, assistance


Board members and volunteers! Tanya Mancino (Cox Volunteer), Kathy Oakes, Wanda McMahon (Cable ONE volunteer), Karla Whalen, Deborah Shamaylov


The Power Table! Shawn Duncan (V.P. of Field Operations), Penny Grandon (WICT SW Vice President), Maria Brennan (keynote speaker), Kathy Oakes (WICT SW President),  and Dunston Simpson (event MC)


John Wolfe (GM, Cox Communications), Tammy Burgess (Cox), Brian Fahey (Cox), Allan Firman (Cox), Anita Helt (ABC-15)


Cable ONE! Starr Maus, Janis Hurt, Deb Shamaylov, Jamie Humphrey, Nanci Doucet, Julie Laulis (President and COO)


Dunston Simpson (event MC), Maria Brennan (National WICT President and event keynote speaker), and Kathy Oakes (WICT Southwest Chapter President)

at the Cox G1GABLAST photo booth!