Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today proudly announced its 2020 Touchstone Partners.
WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners, a select group of leading organizations, show their commitment to diversity and inclusion by supporting WICT’s professional development programs, research projects and advocacy initiatives. This year’s partners include Charter Communications, Comcast NBCUniversal and the Walter Kaitz Foundation.
WICT’s Catalyst Touchstone Partners serve as key champions of the organization and help WICT deliver on its mission of creating women leaders who transform our industry. These distinguished companies include Accenture, Altice USA, CommScope, Cox Communications, Disney & ESPN Media Networks, Google Cloud and WarnerMedia. WICT’s activities are also made possible through the support of this year’s Inspire Touchstone Partners, including A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Discovery, Inc. and TV One. And as the industry continues to expand internationally, several global companies, including Discovery, Inc. and Liberty Global, offer their resources to support WICT’s international chapter endeavors.
“WICT’s year-round corporate partners have a tremendous impact on the success and growth of WICT,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. “In these unprecedented times, their dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is as critical as it is steadfast. They understand the business case for DEI and utilize WICT’s resources as part of their competitive business strategy.”
WICT’s Chief Development Officer, Lesa Faris, added, “WICT collaborates closely with our Touchstone Partners to ensure that we provide the highest quality programs and initiatives to women in cable, media and technology at all levels. In exchange, our stakeholders gain access to and receive recognition among our 10,500 members and countless supporters around the world.”
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.