Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship

​About the Fellowship

The Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship is an annual fellowship that enables a high potential woman employed by a technology company to experience the strength of The WICT Network’s educational programs and robust professional network. The fellowship recipient embarks on a one-year journey designed to build crucial leadership development skills through The WICT Network’s resources and programs.

The WICT Network provides the recipient with a one-year membership and will underwrite registration costs and travel stipends for the following programs:

The recipient of the fellowship is selected based in part on her ability to describe how receiving the fellowship will positively impact her leadership skills to the benefit of her organization and the industry as a whole.


Nikita Kandath
Regional Marketing Manager

Nikita Kandath is the Regional Marketing Manager for CommScope, responsible for managing the Enterprise business for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and Eastern European region.

With over 9 years of experience in the B2B space, she is predominantly involved in creating, managing, and executing marketing strategies for the region and has worked with multiple tech vendors over the years.

Nikita holds a Master’s degree in Media Management and has a creative eye for innovation and new ideas. She is a great team player and loves taking initiative.

Outside of work, Nikita is very passionate about Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Rights for Women and People of Color as testified by her existing role at the board for The WICT Network: Europe Chapter and her role as in the leadership council for CommScope’s DIBN Network (Diversity & Inclusion Business Network). In her free time, she loves traveling and learning about new cultures. She is also passionate about Music and is a trained Indian classical dancer.

Nomi Miron Bergman served as the President of Bright House Networks from 2007-2016. In that capacity, she and her team provided corporate guidance, execution, and oversight of technology, product and strategic partnerships across the company’s video, broadband, voice and wireless platforms. Nomi began her career as a systems consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co, and then joined Advance Publications’ Systems Group, owned by the Newhouse family. After the formation of the Time Warner/Advance Newhouse partnership in the early 1990s, she joined Time Warner Cable, working in customer care, business operations, and IT. Later, as Vice President and General Manager of High Speed Data Services for Time Warner Cable’s Charlotte, North Carolina division, she led the launch of the RoadRunner© broadband Internet service. From there, Nomi was part of the senior management team that successfully launched Bright House Networks in 2003.

Nomi is a true champion of workplace diversity and inclusion and has been actively involved with WICT, CableLabs, NCTA, SCTE, CTAM and NAMIC. She served on the Board of Directors for WICT, and is a graduate of WICT’s first Betsy Magness Leadership Development Institute (BMLI) class of 1994. She was recognized by WICT and SCTE with the Women In Technology award in 2004, in 2009 she was recognized as CED’s Person of the Year, and she received the Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership from NCTA. In 2011 she was recognized with WICT’s highest honor, Woman of the Year. Through her participation and leadership with these important groups, Nomi has become a key spokesperson and advocate for industry innovation and new competitive technologies and services, all with the goal of continuously improving customer value and satisfaction.

Past Recipients

Titles reflect position at the time of the Fellowship.

Swetha Srivastava
Manager, Network Engineering
Charter Communications

Jeanine Ferreira
Head of Marketing: SOHO Segment

Joanna Casas
Network Engineer
Charter Enterprise

Kat Kerr
OSP Manager
Charter Communications

Crystal Daniels Davis
Global Product Manager

Jin Zhou
Staff QA Engineer


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


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


The WICT Network gratefully acknowledges the Women in STEM sponsors.