Award Presented Jointly by WICT, SCTE•ISBE and Cablefax at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®
Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and Cablefax today announced Zenita Henderson winner of the prestigious 2019 Women in Technology Award. Henderson, the Vice President, Marketing and Business Development for SCTE•ISBE, is one of the most highly-regarded professionals in cable technology.
The Women in Technology Award was first launched in 1995 to recognize and honor leading women in cable technology. The annual award lauds the achievements of one woman who demonstrates outstanding professional achievement and significantly contributes to the advancement of the cable telecommunications industry.
“We are proud to bestow this well-deserved recognition on Zenita Henderson. Zenita plays a crucial role in advancing technology in this industry. Her passion for technology is evident through her many successes spanning nearly 30 years in cable media. She is an award-winning community and industry relations expert, championing STEM initiatives for women. It is evident that Zenita is a natural choice for this year’s esteemed Women in Technology Award, and we look forward to honoring her this October,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO.
JC2 Ventures Partner and CTO, and 1997 Women in Technology Award winner, Yvette Kanouff, will present the 2019 Women in Technology Award during SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®, October 2 in New Orleans, LA. As the 2019 Women in Technology Award recipient, Henderson will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cablefax with an article detailing her numerous accomplishments.
“Zenita’s passion for our industry and her inexhaustible capacity for work have turbocharged SCTE•ISBE’s forward momentum and enriched its relationships at every level of the industry,” said Mark Dzuban, President and CEO of SCTE•ISBE. “Her willingness to mentor those who are climbing the career ladder is exemplary and her ability to lead by example motivates and inspires everyone around her. We and the industry are truly fortunate to have her on SCTE•ISBE team.”
“Few executives have done more to promote and advance technology initiatives and innovation than Zenita Henderson,” said Cablefax Publisher Michael Grebb. “Her important work over the years, including her current role at SCTE, has already left a lasting legacy that will only grow as she continues to support and expand the industry’s mission. She’s a leader and innovator, and the perfect choice to receive this honor.”
In addition to Henderson, past recipients of the award include Noopur Davis, Debi Picciolo, Theresa Hennesy, Vibha Rustagi, Sherita Ceasar, Stephanie Mitchko-Beale, Jennifer Yohe Wagner, Susan Adams, Leslie Ellis, Barbara Jaffe, Carolyn Terry, Vicki Marts, Charlotte Field, Nomi Bergman, Christy Martin, Yvette Kanouff, Pam Nobles and Pam Arment.
About Zenita Henderson
Zenita has a deep passion for technology and over thirty years in the telecommunications industry. Starting with Toner Cable, Jerrold/General Instrument, Motorola Mobility (a Google Company), ARRIS, and now as Vice President of marketing and business development, she is responsible for the largest cable telecommunications tradeshow in the Americas, Cable-Tec Expo® at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and its global arm International Society of Broadband Experts.
Zenita is an award-winning community and industry relations activist supporting education, arts, science, technology and math (STEM/STEAM) initiatives, healthcare, diversity and inclusion programs in the cable industry. In her spare time, Zenita puts her expert marketing and relationship building skills to work with several organizations, including Women in Cable Telecommunications Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s immediate past President and current board member; New Media and Technology Committee Member with Emma Bowen Foundation; and Executive Committee Member with One Day Immersion in Media, Entertainment & Technology conference, designed to encourage college students to pursue creative and technical careers in the cable industry. She has previously served on the boards of the Montgomery County PA chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Greater Philadelphia & South Jersey chapter of Girls Inc and Beachglow: Concerts for Charity, Inc.
In 2014, Zenita was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers, 2015 WICT Greater Philadelphia Inspire Award recipient, and has been recognized multiple years as one of Cablefax Most Powerful Women in Cable (2016, 2017, 2018) and Most Influential Minorities in Cable (2014, 2015, 2016,2017, 2018).
WICT is a global organization whose 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 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 Twitter for more information.
About the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
SCTE drives business results for service providers and vendors through technology innovation, standards development and industry-leading training and certification. In partnership with CableLabs® and NCTA, SCTE builds value for corporate and individual members by enabling accelerated delivery of products and services, superior workforce expertise and increased customer satisfaction. SCTE and its global brand, ISBE, annually produce SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®, the largest cable telecommunications technology, educational and business development event in the Americas. More at www.scte.org.
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