The PAR Initiative was created by WICT in 2003 with a mission to measure the status of women employees in the cable industry based on three criteria:

  • Pay Equity
  • Advancement Opportunities 
  • Resources for Work/Life Support

The initiative is WICT's advocacy program which helps cable operators, programmers and other industry-affiliated companies implement processes, track progress and adjust inequalities in the workplace.

 

 2015

2015-PAR-Report.jpgTo read more on key findings in pay equity, advancement opportunities, and resources for work/life support, as well as information on the 2015 Best Companies for Women in Cable, visit the interactive executive report here.

 2013


​To read more on key findings in pay equity, advancement opportunities, and resources for work/life support, as well as information on the 2013 Best Companies for Women in Cable, visit the interactive executive report here.

 2011

To read more on key findings in pay equity, advancement opportunities, and resources for work/life support, as well as information on the 2011 Best Companies for Women in Cable, visit the interactive executive report here.

 2009

 

 

2009 marked the seventh annual PAR Initiative, and it grows more valuable and robust year over year. Information gained from the PAR Initiative provides a quantifiable benchmark showing the advances and areas that need improvement in pay equity, advancement opportunities and resources for work/life support against both the current landscape as well as over time.


To read more on key findings in pay equity, advancement opportunities, and resources for work/life support, as well as information on the 2009 Best Companies for Women in Cable, visit the interactive executive report here. To download the PDF, click here.

 

 2008

  The 2008 PAR Initiative saw impressive gains in telecommuting and flexwork, both key benefits for attracting and retaining women. However, despite great strides made in implementing workforce policies since the initiatives inception, the loss of 2.3 percentage points in the number of women that make up the cable workforce reflects an alarming decline. To read more click here.

 2007

  2007 marked the five-year anniversary of the WICT PAR Initiative. Over five years of statistical research key trends have emerged regarding such issues as recruiting and retaining women, proprotion of women managers and women in technology and call centers. To read more click here.

 2006

  2006 research revealed three key trends dealing with Hispanic women, women in technology and the retention of women in senior management positions. Each of these elements plays a driving role in the future of the cable industry. To read more click here.

 2005

  In 2005 it become apparent that setting and meeting goals that can be measured against previous years is begining to pay off for companies who continually participate in the PAR Initiative research. To read more click here.

 2004

  The 2004 PAR Initiative reported an overall increase in women in management. In particularly women of color gained significantly at the mid and senior levels of managment. To read more click here.

 2003

  In its inaugural year, the PAR Initiative reported under-represenation of women in the cable industry workforce, falling even further behind in the management ranks. At the executive level, women are outnumbered four to one by men. To read more click here.