What does WiTT stand for?
WiTT stands for Women in Telecommunications and Technology.
What does WiTT do?
WiTT is an informal networking group focused on education and enhancing women’s careers by sharing experiences and lessons learned in members’ career development. WiTT encourages mentoring and provides excellent networking opportunities.
How does WiTT provide networking opportunities?
The Group meets every other month and meetings are structured to allow time both before and after for networking.
What types of women are WiTT members?
Our 2,000+ members include women at all stages in their careers in large and small organizations; we also have a number of lawyers, consultants, accountants and entrepreneurs as members.
How long has WiTT been running?
WiTT was founded in November 2001 by a group of women executives all working in the communications and technology industries in the UK. These women realised that often they were the only woman in their organisation at a senior level and they set up WiTT to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to share experiences.
What are WiTT’s aims and objectives?
WiTT’s objectives are:
- To network and meet other women who share a common interest in the telecommunications and technology industries.
- To educate members on current and future trends in the industry.
- To provide guidance and mentoring through the exploration of real-life career paths.
- To elevate the voices of women with expertise in our sector.
- To share ideas about how to operate in the current work environment.
Who runs WiTT?
WiTT is set up as a company limited by guarantee. The current Directors are Annette Nabavi, Michelle Senecal de Fonseca, Helen Kelisky, Yasmeen Majid, and Audrey Mandela.
How can I become a member?
To register as a member simply e-mail your details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our annual membership fee is £60 for an individual, or £350 for a corporate subscription. We charge £10 per meeting for non-members.
How often does WiTT hold meetings?
We have 6-7 open meetings each year.in central London, with a guest speaker or panel invited to talk about topical industry issues. Our events are held in the evening, and generally run as follows: networking and drinks from 6pm to 7pm, panel discussion and Q&A from 7pm to 8/8:15pm, then further informal discussion after the main event wraps up.
We also host several special members-only events each year. These have included dinners, lunches, private museum tours, and theatre outings.
How can I contact WiTT?
For all enquiries please use the details below.