Women in Cable Telecommunications Announces 2014 Touchstone Partners
Comcast|NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications Return as Strategic Touchstone Partners
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced its 2014 Touchstone Partners.
“By investing in WICT, our supporters demonstrate their commitment to developing women leaders and supporting diversity and inclusion at every level.”
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, Scripps Networks Interactive and Viacom Media Networks/EPIX.
WICT initiatives are also made possible through the support of this year's Inspire Touchstone Partners, which include Cable ONE, 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.
"WICT has thrived because of the support of the industry and the generosity of our sponsors," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. "By investing in WICT, our supporters demonstrate their commitment to developing women leaders and supporting diversity and inclusion at every level."
Added WICT's Vice President of Business Development, Lesa Faris, "The exceptional support from Touchstone Partners and their continued engagement with WICT is highly valued. 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."
For 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.