Jenn Banta - President 2021

Dear WICT Northern California Chapter Members,

Over the years, I have been a proud WICT member and benefited immensely from this group of vibrant, diverse professionals. I am grateful for the resources and connections I’ve made through WICT. I first signed up as a contractor with WICT.

I attended a mentoring event, where my mentor helped me prepare for my interview, helped with my resume and ultimately helped me land my full-time job at Comcast.

As my membership progressed, I was named secretary in 2018, vice president from 2019 –2020, and now it’s time for me to lead this group as your president.

2020 certainly threw some curve balls at us, and as a result of COVID-19, we all had to make adaptations, especially to this new virtual environment. We learned a lot in 2020 and can take these lessons with us to make 2021 successful.

With a new and fresh year upon us, it’s important to stay true to ourselves and our professional development as most of us are still currently working remotely for the foreseeable future.

Some of us have children who are still virtual learning at home. We depend on technology to stay connected with colleagues, friends, and family and everyone in-between.

While technology enables many of us to continue working remotely, it’s up to us to find new ways to unwind after a long day in front of a computer. It’s easy to blur the lines between work and personal life when there is no real separation. Whether it is enjoying the outdoors while out on a walk or even
in your own backyard, working out, cooking, reading something new and interesting, we all have the opportunity to tap into a new form of stimulation around the house to rejuvenate our work/life integration.

I aim to highlight DE&I topics and events in 2021 so that together, we can include EVERYONE, be allies, rally for change and stand up for what is right.

I hope that you have the chance to share how you’re maintaining work/life integration and your personal DE&I goals for 2021. As we embrace the new year, I want to help you create connections. within our WICT group and provide valuable resources to achieve your goals.

I am excited for 2021 and this new journey as your president. Thank you for your support and please
reach out with anything you need.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Banta
President, WICT Northern California Chapter