Recognizing PAR Excellence
In 2012, the WICT Signature Luncheon highlighted those companies that are leading the way in practicing gender diversity by honoring the 2011 PAR Best Companies for Women in Cable Telecommunications.
The event featured a keynote address by Iris Bohnet, Ph.D., Academic Dean and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and director of the Women and Public Policy Program. Celebrity stylist and fashion expert Jeannie Mai, of Style's "How Do I Look," served as host. Salaam Coleman Smith, President, Style Media, served as Honorary Chair.
(Pictured above L to R) Maria Brennan, Kathy Payne, Iris Bohnet, & Salaam Coleman Smith
(all photos by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for WICT)
Iris Bohnet, Ph.D., congratulated the cable industry for its diversity efforts, which provide a model for other industries to follow. She spoke about the importance of gender diversity in the workplace and how it affects companies’ bottom lines, as well as the fact that the business case for diversity is also about making the world a better place for future generations.
The PAR Accolades went to:
Programmers: NBCUniversal, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Scripps Networks Interactive, Discovery Communications and ESPN.
Operators: Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Comcast, Bright House Networks and Suddenlink Communications.