Leadership Conference Fellowships

About the Fellowships

The WICT Network is committed to supporting its members at every stage of their careers and is proud to offer four fellowships to attend the Leadership Conference. Our largest event of the year, the Leadership Conference is among the most sought-after executive education programs for industry professionals.

The Cheryl Greene, Lucille Larkin, Laurel Lawson and June Travis Fellowships were created to provide opportunities for deserving candidates to experience all that The WICT Network’s Leadership Conference has to offer while alleviating the burden of expenses.

Applications available now!

The application deadline is Friday, July 19.

Cheryl Greene was the Vice President of Affiliate Relations for Video Jukebox Network (VJN) when she passed away in 1991 at the young age of 44. Before joining VJN, Cheryl worked for HBO and Storer Cable. The Cheryl Greene Fellowship was established to support career advancement for women and recognize how positively Cheryl influenced her friends and colleagues in the industry.

The Cheryl Greene Fellowship covers The WICT Network’s Leadership Conference registration fee.

The recipient of the Cheryl Greene Fellowship is selected based on the applicant’s ability to most effectively demonstrate how they have helped support advancement of women in the workplace. The applicant must be a current member of The WICT Network.

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Lucille Larkin was one of the founding members of The WICT Network and served as its first executive director. The Lucille Larkin Fellowship honors her dedication to the industry and recognizes her passion for building the foundation for women in cable.

The Lucille Larkin Fellowship covers The WICT Network’s Leadership Conference registration fee.

The recipient of this fellowship is selected based on the applicant’s ability to most effectively demonstrate the value of the contributions they have made to The WICT Network and the industry as a whole. The applicant must be a current member of The WICT Network.

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Laurel Lawson is a dancer, activist, designer and engineer. A member of Kinetic Light, a collective of disabled artists founded in 2016, Lawson has incorporated technique and choreography that is specific and authentic to disabled performers and embodiments throughout her dance career. She is also the co-founder and CTO of CyCore Systems, a software consultancy which specializes in novel, multi-realm solutions, and a member of the USA Women’s Development Sled Hockey team.

The Laurel Lawson Fellowship covers The WICT Network’s Leadership Conference registration fee.

The recipient will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate how the Leadership Conference will help them gain new management and leadership skills to enhance their business acumen.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a woman currently working within the media, entertainment and technology industry.
  • Applicant must identify as a person with a disability.

You will not be required to disclose your specific disability; however, your application for this program will signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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June Travis is one of the founding members of The WICT Network and served on its first board of directors. Travis believed strongly in The WICT Network’s need to provide top-notch leadership development programs for women in cable, like the Leadership Conference. Travis provided seed funding to launch this fellowship, exemplifying her commitment to giving back to the industry.

The June Travis Fellowship covers The WICT Network’s Leadership Conference registration fee.

The recipient of the June Travis Fellowship is selected based in part on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate how the Leadership Conference will help them gain new management and leadership skills to enhance their business acumen. The applicant must be a current member of The WICT Network.

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2023 Fellows

Cheryl Greene Fellowship

Valeria Sosa
Lead Video Distribution Engineer
FOX Corporation

Lucille Larkin Fellowship

Ashley Dunn
Manager, Digital Engagement
Comcast

Laurel Lawson Fellowship

Heather Mayes
Business Account Executive
Charter Communications

June Travis Fellowship

Simone Vieira
Director, Systems Engineering Europe
CommScope

Questions?

If you have any questions about our fellowships or would like additional information, please contact Kathleen McNally.

 


The WICT Network’s Fellowships are supported by the following chapters:
Florida
Great Lakes
Greater Ohio
Greater Philadelphia
Greater Pittsburgh
Midwest
Southeast
Southwest