WICT Announces 2018 Recipient of the Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship

Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced Crystal Daniels Davis, Global Product Manager of Corning, as the 2018 recipient of the Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship

Designed to support career development for high potential women working for technology companies, the Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship enables recipients to experience and grow through the strength of WICT’s robust educational programs and strong professional network. The fellowship is a one-year award that includes WICT membership and a fully funded scholarship to the WICT Leadership Conference and other select WICT programs, to include travel stipends. The fellowship will be underwritten by WICT’s Leadership Endowment Fund, which was established in 1989 in a measure to enable WICT to give back to the industry in meaningful ways. 
Named in honor of one of the cable industry’s most influential technology professionals, Ms. Bergman has been actively involved with WICT, CableLabs, NCTA, and SCTE on technology issues. She has been recognized by WICT as Woman of the Year in 2011 and by WICT, SCTE and Cablefax with the Women in Technology Award in 2004. 
"WICT is proud to recognize Crystal Daniels Davis as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Nomi Bergman Fellowship," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, WICT. "Crystal has made great strides at Corning in the field of engineering, moving through the company to manage their global product lines. She embodies the true spirit of this award and we look forward to following her journey through the next year and beyond." 
About Crystal Daniels Davis
Crystal Daniels Davis is a global product manager for Corning’s Optical Communications Division. She leads cross-functional teams comprised of representatives from technology, manufacturing and supply chain to deliver growth and profitability for Corning’s Drop cable product line.
Crystal joined Corning in 2008 and has a passion for building and leading strong global teams who solve tough challenges. Crystal is actively involved in Corning’s Diversity Network and currently serves as an advisory board member for one of the company’s employee resource groups. Prior to Corning, Crystal worked as an engineer at General Dynamics in Northern Virginia and as a project leader and an engineer for a number of government contract organizations in the Washington, DC area. 
Crystal joined WICT in 2014 and is a member of the Carolinas Chapter. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from North Carolina A&T State University (Aggie Pride!), a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics from Xavier University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Maryland University College.  Crystal lives in Charlotte with her husband, Adrian, is a Diamond Life Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and currently training for her first triathlon. 
Crystal is proud to be selected for the 2018 Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship.  
About the Fellowship Namesake, Nomi M. Bergman
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. Nomi was named to the Cable of Hall of Fame class of 2018 by The Cable Center. 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.
About WICT
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 and Charter Communications are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information. 
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