Inside Look

Quarter 1 | March 2024

Happy Women’s History Month!

This month we celebrate and recognize the achievements of great women who have come before us and in many ways paved the way for our success. When I was in school, we had to read several biographies about famous people. I always chose books about women – Clara Barton, Helen Keller, and Joan of Arc to name a few. I felt so empowered reading their stories and learning how they overcame obstacles that we could not even imagine in our time. Now I do more watching movies than reading – have you seen Harriet? It’s about the life of Harriet Tubman who escaped slavery, then went on to rescue 70 enslaved people and became the first US woman to see military action in the Civil War.

While we can appreciate and learn from these past successes, we know there are still struggles that we face in the world today. That is why we encourage you to take advantage of all that The WICT Network has to offer!

We offer live events, mentoring, webinars, articles and of course...networking and friendship! I have never heard of an industry having such a strong women’s network as ours - this is truly a special network here in the Greater Ohio Area! It could change your life so please don’t miss out! I hope to see you all at our Women’s History Month event on March 20 where our keynote speakers will discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and conquering Adversity. We will also have a women’s empowerment panel discussion featuring female leaders who are overcoming obstacles and making history in our industry and communities today.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Love & Light!

Heather C. McElfresh, 2024 Greater Ohio Chapter President

WICT Global Network

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Inspiring Girls International


Inspiring Girls International is a nonprofit organization founded in the UK in 2016 by Miriam Gonzalez Durantez. They have since grown to include a total of 34 country teams across six continents. Inspiring Girls’ mission is to raise girls’ aspirations by connecting them with women role models. Their vision is to live in a world where all girls believe they can do whatever they want to do by connecting them to mentors. This is the first step to breaking down gender stereotypes and opening girls to the various ways in which they can participate, influence, and contribute to their communities. Inspiring Girls stand on 5 sets of values: Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, Excellence, Transparency and Openness, and Accountability. They are committed to monitoring how they implement their value and how Inspiring Girls USA’s partners uphold the values.

Inspiring Girls International - Raising the Aspirations Of Young Girls Worldwide (

Women’s History Month Spotlight

Sandra Williams

Sandra Williams is a former Democratic member of the Ohio Senate who served the 21st district from 2015 to 2022. Sandra also formerly served in the Ohio House of Representatives District 18 from 2007 to 2014. 

Ms. Sandra Williams was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Cleveland State University and Tiffin University. She served as a member of the United States Army Reserve from 1987 to 1995. Sandra is the current Director of Government Affairs for Charter Communications in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Williams is a current member of The WICT Network: Greater Ohio Chapter, and a Mentor for The WICT Network Mentorship program.

Learn more about Sandra Williams here: Sandra Williams | Ohio Statehouse


The WICT Network Online Learning Library and Free Online Learning Opportunities

During this unprecedented time of change brought about by the pandemic, many of us are encountering a range of new challenges. However, during these uncertainties, it's crucial to actively seek opportunities to foster positive community engagement.

In support of this endeavor, The WICT Network's Online Learning Library is available to all members for continuous learning and professional development. 


To help you with this effort, The WICT Network's Online Learning Library is open to all members. 

Urgent Reminder: Members don't miss the March 31st deadline to renew your membership and maintain access to valuable benefits.

Join today to access this resource and more!

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