Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced new and renewed sponsorship support as the industry continues to show strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
WICT expanded its sponsor portfolio, adding RCN, Grande Communications & Wave and AWS as Inspire Touchstone Partners in 2020. Rounding out WICT’s year-round partners are Strategic Touchstone Partners Charter Communications, Comcast NBCUniversal and the Walter Kaitz Foundation, Catalyst Touchstone Partners Accenture, Altice USA, CommScope, Cox Communications, Disney & ESPN Media Networks, Google Cloud and WarnerMedia, and Inspire Touchstone Partners A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Cisco, Discovery, Inc., and TV One. Discovery, Inc. and Liberty Global offer their resources to support WICT’s international chapter growth. In addition, Carlsen Resources now serves as the Exclusive Sponsor of the WICT newsletter, @WICT.
Additionally, in a year when the annual Leadership Conference is offered in a virtual format, WICT has confirmed more sponsors than any year prior, gaining support from new conference sponsors Afiniti, Crown Media Family Networks, Precision Optical Transceivers and Red Hat. They join WICT Leadership Conference Platinum Sponsor Comcast NBCUniversal, Gold Sponsor Charter Communications, Champion Sponsors Disney & ESPN Media Networks and TV One, General Session Sponsors Accenture Consulting, AMC Networks, Google Cloud and WarnerMedia, Virtual Networking Roundtables Sponsor A+E Networks, Mobile App Sponsor Charter Communications, and Breakout Session Sponsors AWS, Cable One and TV One.
“More than ever, companies in our industry are seeking partnerships with WICT and other organizations that can help improve their DEI strategies,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. “The data is clear – strong diversity, equity and inclusion tactics result in better, stronger companies. And we’re thrilled to help provide that type of support. It’s a win-win.”
WICT’s Chief Development Officer, Lesa Faris, added, “In these uncertain times, it’s clear that DEI is as important as ever. Our partners understand the business case for diversity and inclusion and utilize WICT’s resources as part of their competitive business strategy.”
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 more than 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 10,500 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media. Charter Communications and Comcast NBCUniversal are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICTHQ on Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn/Twitter for more information.