WICT Announces Iris Bohnet, Ph.D., to Deliver Keynote Address at Signature Luncheon

Washington, DC
-  Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced today that Iris Bohnet, Ph.D., will deliver keynote remarks during the 2016 WICT Signature Luncheon, to be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA. The event will take place on Monday, May 16, in conjunction with NCTA’s Internet and Television Expo (INTX). 

Dr. Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, is a behavioral economist at the Harvard Kennedy School, combining insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making in organizations and society, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Professor Bohnet is the director of its Women and Public Policy Program and the faculty chair of the executive program "Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century" for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. Her latest book, What Works: Gender Equality by Design, explores the tools needed to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, and in hiring and promotion, to benefit businesses, governments — and the lives of millions.

"We are delighted to welcome Iris Bohnet to the WICT Signature Luncheon," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT’s President and CEO. "As we honor the exceptional work our industry does in support of gender diversity and inclusion, we look forward to learning more about Dr. Bohnet’s latest research on gender bias as one of the world’s foremost experts on the intersection of gender, psychology, and leadership," stated Brennan.

The WICT Signature Luncheon will honor the 2015 PAR Best Companies for Women in Cable, including:

The 2015 Best Operators:

First Place: Cox Communications
Second Place: Comcast
Third Place: Time Warner Cable
Fourth Place: Bright House Networks
Fifth Place: Atlantic Broadband

The 2015 Best Programmers:

First Place: Discovery Communications
Second Place: Disney ABC Television Group
Third Place: NBCUniversal
Fourth Place: Turner
Fifth Place: HSN

WICT proudly recognizes Comcast NBCUniversal as the Premier Sponsor of the 2016 WICT Signature Luncheon, as well as Champion Sponsors Accenture and Neustar, Inc.  

For more information about the event, please go to www.WICTSignatureLuncheon.com   

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, Time Warner Cable, Turner and Suddenlink Communications are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

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