Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that its 2018 Signature Luncheon will be held in New York City in conjunction with the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, marking the first time the event will be staged in New York. The luncheon will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown on Wednesday, April 4. Previously scheduled to take place at CES® in January, the move provides WICT’s stakeholders greater access to the program which will honor the PAR Best Companies for Women in Cable, based on the results of the biennial PAR survey.
The WICT Signature Luncheon serves as one of WICT’s key diversity and inclusion initiatives, showcasing the superlative achievements that support the advancement of women. Each year, distinguished leaders convene to celebrate and recognize the cable industry’s exemplary diversity and inclusion efforts.
“On behalf of the WICT Board of Directors, we are delighted that the WICT Signature Luncheon will make its debut in New York, a major industry hub,” said Martha Soehren, Chair of the WICT Board of Directors and Chief Talent Development Officer, Senior Vice President, Comcast. “We are equally excited to co-locate with the Cable Center’s Cable Hall of Fame festivities. This collaboration offers WICT a strong platform to shine a spotlight on the business case for gender diversity,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, WICT.
WICT proudly recognizes Comcast NBCUniversal as the Premier Sponsor of the WICT Signature Luncheon, as well as Champion Sponsors Accenture and Neustar, Inc.
About WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications)
WICT’s mission is to create women leaders who transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For nearly 40 years, WICT has partnered with cable and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media. Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications, and Turner are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.
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