Past PAR Initiative Research

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.

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