Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today proudly announced its 2018 Touchstone Partners.
WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners, a select group of leading media 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 Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications 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, AMC Networks, ARRIS, Cox Communications, Disney and ESPN Media Networks and Turner. WICT’s activities are also made possible through the support of this year’s Inspire Touchstone Partners, including A+E Networks, Altice USA, Cisco, Discovery, Inc., HBO, Neustar 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 success and growth, in large part, is due to the commitment of time and resources we receive from our annual corporate partners,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. “Their dedication to gender equity is unparalleled. Each understands the business case for workplace diversity and inclusion, and they utilize WICT’s resources as part of an overall business strategy.”
WICT’s EVP of Business Development, Lesa Faris, added, “The collaboration with our influential Touchstone Partners allows WICT to develop a robust pipeline of women leaders. As a result, WICT ensures that our stakeholders receive widespread exposure throughout our numerous programs and platforms and among our membership of over 10,000 cable media professionals across the globe.”
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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