Welcome to 2018 Chapter members! As we start the new year, I first would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our 2016-17 President, Joni Pierce for her passion and commitment to our Chapter. Joni was not only our Chapter President, but also a graduate of WICT's Rising Leaders, Class of 2017. Bravo Joni!


On behalf of your WICT PNW board, we are thrilled to kick off 2018 with a robust calendar of events and programs that we hope will IGNITE your passion and INSPIRE you both personally and professionally throughout the year.


At the end of last year, your incoming board had the opportunity to spend a day with Tech It Out Keynote Speaker, Neen James to enhance professional and personal skills that support ones' ultimate dream of "work-life" integration, plus new ways we can support all of you in how we IMPLEMENT best in class programs for our Chapter and at the office. It was an impactful and motivating experience which I believe you'll see the benefits of in our strategic plan for 2018.


So what's the plan?


This year you'll see events across the Northwest from Seattle to Portland, focused on topics requested by YOU, that support our WICT Touchstones. Highlights include Q1 with Sportscaster Jen Mueller, speed mentoring roundtables in Q2, Q3 with Jessica Williams founder of the Super Woman Project and Tech It Out at the Charter office in Vancouver, WA in Q4!


In addition to in-person events, the ever-popular Summer Webinar series will return along with our highly regarded mentoring program this spring.


We're ready for 2018, are you?


Tell us how we can be of service to support your goals for 2018 and beyond.


As your Chapter President for 2018, I would love to hear from you on ways we can continue to Ignite. Inspire. Implement events and programs that interest you and your colleagues. If you have feedback, ideas or simply would like to volunteer on an event committee, please do reach out to me at President@WICT-PNW.org and together we will strive.


Cheers to a fabulous '18 and I'll see you in Seattle & Portland in February for our Q1 events!



Whitney Joly

President, WICT PNW Chapter