Women in Cable Telecommunications Announces 2015 Touchstone Partners


Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced its 2015 Touchstone Partners.

WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners, a select group of leading corporations within the cable industry, demonstrate their commitment to gender diversity through this top level of year-round support of WICT’s professional development programs, research projects and advocacy initiatives. This year’s partners include Comcast NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications.

WICT’s Catalyst Touchstone Partners provide an essential show of support and help ensure WICT is better able to deliver on its mission of creating women leaders who transform our industry. These distinguished companies include Accenture, AMC Networks, ARRIS, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, Disney and ESPN Media Networks, and Scripps Networks Interactive.

WICT initiatives are also made possible through the support of this year’s Inspire Touchstone Partners, which include A+E Networks, Cable One, Inc., Cisco, Discovery Communications, HBO and Neustar, Inc.

In addition, grants from The Walter Kaitz Foundation will support various gender diversity initiatives and educational scholarships at WICT programs. The Walter Kaitz Foundation is a key advocate of diversity and inclusion and a valued Industry Partner of WICT.

"As the largest organization serving women in cable media, WICT continues to thrive in large part due to the support of our sponsors," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. "WICT’s sponsoring organizations demonstrate their dedication to developing women leaders and a strong commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion."

Added WICT’s Vice President of Business Development and Special Projects, Lesa Faris, "We value the support and engagement we receive from our Touchstone Partners. These leading organizations allow us to continue our important mission of developing women leaders who transform our industry. In return, our partners receive maximum exposure among WICT’s 10,000 members and 20 domestic and international chapters."

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 nearly 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 Broadcasting System, Inc. 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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