Inside Look

September/October 2022 | Vol 4 Issue 6


A Word From our President


Welcome to Fall

As the seasons change, the brutal heat is gone and the colors of the leaves are great. Fall is a time of anticipation for the holidays, football and warm fires.

Seasons change, do you? We have countless of changes that occur all of the time around us. Work changes, family changes, priorities change, political changes, environmental changes, health changes and so on. Some changes we control and some we don’t.

How well do you accept or react when seasons of change enter your life? Adaptability and handling change properly are critical components of a leader’s skill set and responsibility.

How do you do that? Here are three actions you can take to be a better leader when change happens.


Recognize It. Leaders have to be able to discern and anticipate change. They need to understand the environment that they are in and when change is afoot or is required. They need to get ahead of change and prepare for it. This isn’t always possible, but leaders should always be on the watch so that they can calmly lead their groups through the change.


Own It. Leaders are required to understand ‘what’ and ‘why’ change is required to the very best of their ability. This means that you may have to dig in and research or ask the right questions to clearly understand the situation. Sometimes things happen rapidly that requires quick thinking and an immediate change in direction, and at those times leaders must have conviction in their decision making. They must be unwavering. It is important to note, this does not mean they are inflexible. It means that when your team members look in your eyes, they can see that you believe it, own it and can feel your sincerity and credibility.


Champion It. Every day, changes are communicated and team members look to their leaders for guidance and understanding. They are looking for subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) clues as to whether a change is good or bad or if they should support it or rise up against it. It is not enough for leaders to simply understand and own the change. They have to advocate for it. They have to lead the charge and do so in a way that is reassuring to those following that “without a doubt, we’re headed in the right direction.”


Being a leader requires action. It’s easy to lead when everything is running as it should. It’s a testament to a leader’s abilities when any or all of those factors change.

Questions to reflect upon, “How well do you handle the seasons of change in your life? What do you do to lead change?”


We hope to connect with you soon in our upcoming events!



Zaki’ya Black

The WICT Network: Greater Ohio President


Upcoming Events/Opportunities

Coming Soon

  • Tech It Out - Wednesday, October 26, 2022
  • Intentional Acts Webinar Lunch and Learn Series 3 - Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • Girls on The Run Fall 5k - Saturday, November 19, 2022

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Event: Girls on the Run Fall 5K

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022

Location: Wright State University

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway

Dayton, OH 45435

Time: 8:30 a.m. - Girls on the Run Festival. 10 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K


Join us to support Girls on the Run Dayton's Fall 5K Run. There are opportunities to participate and volunteer for this even. Click the link below for more information.

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Did You Know?


Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year? That's roughly one death every 40 seconds.


In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, we would like to remind everyone that if you or someone you know is in need of help or support, you can talk to someone by contacting the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.



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The WICT Network 2022 Leadership Conference, held October 10-11 at the New York Marriott Marquis, will feature keynote speakers, general sessions, coaching opportunities and breakout workshops to energize you and provide you with the latest information and innovations affecting the profound changes our businesses have experienced.

Some of our compelling session highlights include:

  • A keynote address from journalist and best-selling author Robin Roberts.
  • Our Insights from Women Chiefs session featuring a panel of C-suite executives from AMC Networks, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Hallmark Media, and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
  • Profiles of Champions, where world-class athletes and sports personalities will dissect the strategies that deliver peak performance under pressure.
  • The return of Pearls of Wisdom, an inspirational capstone session styled after the famed TED Talks. 
  • The long-awaited Diversity Town Hall Meeting, presented in partnership with NAMIC and underwritten by the Walter Kaitz Foundation, delving into the newest AIM/PAR Workplace Survey results.  

Head to the 2022 Leadership Conference page using the button below to view the live and virtual session agendas.


Fall Riddle for the Month

What autumn month is known for having more births than any other time in the year?

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The WICT Network Online Learning Library and Free Online Learning Opportunities


During this uncertain time, many of us are facing new challenges such as working remotely or having to quarantine. Just like this Forbes article reminds us, while we cannot completely control what is happening during this pandemic, we can look for opportunities to engage our communities in positive ways. 


To help you with this effort, The WICT Network's Online Learning Library is open to members. Not a member? Join today and access this benefit and more!

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