Award Spotlights Female Technology Professional in the Cable Telecommunications Industry
Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and Cablefax today named Sherita Ceasar the winner of the prestigious 2014 Women in Technology Award. Ceasar, Vice President of National Video Deployment Engineering for Comcast Communications, is one of the most well-regarded professionals in cable technology.
The Women in Technology Award, sponsored by Bright House Networks, was created in 1995 to recognize and honor leading technology professionals. The award annually acknowledges the achievements of one woman who has demonstrated outstanding personal and professional growth and significantly contributed to the cable telecommunications industry.
"We are proud to honor Sherita with this well-deserved award. She is a top technology leader with a passion for paying it forward. Through her work with organizations that expose young people--particularly young women and girls--to STEM education and careers, she is paving the way for other women to follow in her footsteps," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO of WICT.
The 2013 winner, Stephanie Mitchko-Beale, Chief Technology Officer, Cross MediaWorks, will present the 2014 Women in Technology Award during SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®, September 22-25 in Denver. As the 2014 Women in Technology Award recipient, Ceasar will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cablefax along with a story detailing her accomplishments.
"With her 'can-do' attitude, her leadership in cutting-edge technologies and her support for women, Sherita is an outstanding example of everything women in our industry can be," said Lindsay Johnston, Senior Vice President, Operations for SCTE. "Whether it¹s with Comcast, WICT or U.S. FIRST, she has repeatedly shown a willingness to mentor others for their personal benefit, and for the benefit of the industry."
"Sherita has contributed so much to the industry over the years that we're just happy to finally give her the recognition she deserves," said Michael Grebb, Executive Editor of Cablefax. "Her thought leadership and willingness to help others has always shined through, and she remains an example for both women and men looking to rise through the technology ranks in cable."
In addition to Mitchko-Beale, past recipients of the award include Jennifer Yohe Wagner, Susan Adams, Leslie Ellis, Barbara Jaffe, Cyndee Everman, Carolyn Terry, Vicki Marts, Charlotte Field, Nomi Bergman, Marcie Anderson, Christy Martin, Sabrina Calhoun, Margaret Gaillard, Sally Kinsman, Sheri Sharp, Yvette Gordon-Kanouff, Pam Nobles and Pam Arment.
About Sherita Ceasar
Sherita T. Ceasar, a senior executive with over 30 years in the telecommunications industry shaping and delivering innovative technologies, is currently Vice President of National Video Deployment Engineering for Comcast Communications. In this role, she is responsible for the overall vision, direction, and management of all National Engineering and Technical Operations (NE&TO) video deployment projects including cross-company initiatives, infrastructure projects, technical launch management validation, and readiness for service activation. Sherita's deployment scope spans core video systems, guides, iTV, cross-platform applications and video-on-demand content and back office infrastructure.
Sherita received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. She currently serves on the national board of directors for Women in Cable Telecommunications. She has served as Board of Trustee for Illinois Institute of Technology and she is past National President for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
Sherita is the recipient of numerous achievement awards throughout her career, having been named numerous times to Cablefax: The Magazine's "Most Influential Minorities in Cable," "Most Influential Women in Cable" and "Top 50 Technology Leaders in Cable" lists. She was also recognized as a "Wonder Woman" by Multichannel News and as "Technologist of the Year" in Career Communications. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Women in Technology International and Academy of Women Achievers of the YWCA-NYC.
For thirty-five years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With nearly 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. Visit SCTE online at http://www.scte.org. Connect with SCTE at http://www.scte.org/socialmedia.
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