WICT Announces Award-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author Claire Shipman to Address Audience at 2016 WICT Leadership Conference

Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that Claire Shipman, acclaimed journalist and best-selling author, will deliver remarks on day-two of the 2016 WICT Leadership Conference, Tuesday, September 20, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Shipman is a contributor to ABC News’ Good Morning America and co-author of The Confidence Code.

"I am thrilled to welcome Claire Shipman as one of our keynote speakers for the WICT Leadership Conference," said WICT Board Chair Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer and SVP, Comcast. "Given my role developing talent at Comcast, I recognize the significance of Claire’s work. Empowering women to gain the confidence they need — and so rightfully deserve — helps to ensure they have a seat at the table. Claire’s illuminating writing and journalistic achievements serve as both a guide and an inspiration." 

The 2016 WICT Leadership Conference is the renowned leadership development program for the cable industry. Taking place September 19-20 at the New York Marriott Marquis as part of Cable’s Diversity Week, the conference includes interactive workshops, expert panels, coaching exercises and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Speakers encompass a diverse array of industry professionals, alongside other business experts and academic thought leaders. More information about the conference and the WICT Touchstones Luncheon may be found at www.wictconference.org

WICT gratefully recognizes the following sponsors of the 2016 Leadership Conference: Platinum Sponsor Comcast NBCUniversal; Bronze Sponsor Suddenlink Communications; and Champion Sponsors HBO, Turner and TV One.  We also gratefully acknowledge AMC Networks for their Premier Sponsorship of the 2016 WICT Touchstones Luncheon.

About Claire Shipman 

Claire Shipman regularly interviews influential newsmakers for ABC News’ Good Morning America, having joined the morning broadcast in 2001. She has also reported from Iraq, where she spent time with former U.S. Ambassador L. Paul Bremer.

Prior to joining ABC News, Shipman served as White House correspondent for NBC News and reported for CNN. At NBC News, she broke major political stories, as the first journalist, for example, to report then Vice President Al Gore would name Sen. Joseph Lieberman as his running mate. For her international and national reporting for CNN, Shipman received a Peabody Award, Emmy Award, National Headliners Award, and two DuPont Awards.

A New York Times bestselling author, she is co-author of the groundbreaking The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance — What Women Should Know and Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success, both jointly written with the BBC’s Katty Kay.

About WICT
For over thirty-five years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Turner and Suddenlink Communications  are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.