The WICT Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary of PAR Initiative

Platinum PAR Recognition to be Given at the 2024 Signature Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 19

Washington, DC – The WICT Network is pleased to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the PAR Initiative at the 2024 Signature Luncheon, taking place in New York on Friday, April 19. To celebrate this momentous occasion, The WICT Network created a special “Platinum” recognition for six companies that have most consistently ranked a “top company for women to work” over the twenty years of deploying PAR.

The Signature Luncheon will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street following The Cable Center’s Hall of Fame Celebration the prior evening. 

The PAR Initiative is the key research endeavor to recruit, retain and advance women in media, entertainment and technology. The newest AIM/PAR Workplace Diversity Survey is currently deployed with results to be announced during Diversity Week 2024.


The 2024 Platinum PAR Operators:  

  • Comcast 
  • Cox Communications 
  • Midco 

The 2024 Platinum PAR Programmers:  

  • NBCUniversal 
  • The Walt Disney Company 
  • Warner Bros. Discovery 

About The WICT Network’s PAR Initiative 

Since 2003, the PAR Initiative has measured the status of women employees in the cable industry based on three main criteria: Pay equity, Advancement opportunities and Resources for work/life integration. A comprehensive advocacy program helping companies to set goals, institutionalize policies, measure progress and achieve results, the PAR Initiative showcases best practices in achieving stronger gender diversity. With a goal to improve diversity metrics for women, the PAR Initiative is supported by all of The WICT Network’s local chapters and is underwritten by the Walter Kaitz Foundation. The PAR Survey is administered in partnership with the NAMIC AIM Survey.

About The WICT Network

The WICT Network is a global organization whose mission is to create women leaders that transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For more than 40 years, The WICT Network has partnered with media, entertainment and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members and 24 chapters strong, The WICT Network is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in media. Charter Communications, Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. Discovery are The WICT Network’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit or follow @WICTHQ on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for more information.