WICT is an organization with a 30-year track record of creating women leaders. We also celebrate the achievements of women by encouraging others to emulate those who have made noteworthy contributions to our industry.
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The 2012 honorees were celebrated at the 2012 WICT Touchstones Luncheon held during the WICT Leadership Conference, September 10-11, at the Hilton New York, during Diversity Week.
The Woman of the Year award is bestowed upon a woman who has made increasingly significant contributions to her own company and the overall cable telecommunications industry throughout her career. She is at the top and shows great resolve to help others along their path.
WICT named Carol Hevey winner of its 2012 Woman of the Year award. Carol Hevey has served as Executive Vice President of Time Warner Cable’s East Region since fall 2009. In her nearly 30 years in cable, Carol has seen and done it all-and she takes none of it for granted. From her humble beginnings to her well-earned position today as one of the most influential and respected women in the cable industry, Carol has demonstrated, with grace, confidence, and conviction, how to successfully mobilize and inspire teams to a reach a common vision and shared set of goals.
Carol began her career in cable as an administrative assistant in what was then almost a purely male-dominated industry. She worked in call centers, in the field, and learned everything she could about the underpinnings of the business. Today, Carol's vast experience has allowed her to transcend the obstacles that come with leading in an ever-changing industry. She has a clear vision and is not afraid to make tough decisions to improve the business. At Time Warner Cable, Carol continues to be at the forefront of trying and testing new structures and ways to advance the company. As Executive Vice President-East Region, she leads half of the company's operating portfolio. While advancing through the ranks, Carol was fortunate to have had many supporters in the industry. In appreciation of that, she constantly gives back and is firmly committed to helping women succeed. She was instrumental in helping Time Warner Cable create the STEP FORWARD leadership program for women in late 2010, and she serves as a mentor to others and is involved with numerous charity organizations.
In 2011, Carol received the Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management and, prior to that, she was hailed by CableFAX as one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable and by Multichannel News as a Wonder Woman. As an active member of WICT's Carolina Chapter who serves as a mentor and role model to many men and women in the region, the Chapter named its highest honor for Carol: the Carol A. Hevey Leadership Award. The award recognizes an accomplished industry woman for her professional and personal achievements in leadership and advocacy throughout her career.
2012 Woman to Watch
WICT named Jennifer Hightower one of two winners of its 2012 Woman to Watch award. As Senior Vice President of Law and Policy, Jennifer Hightower oversees Cox's compliance, legal operations, litigation, regulatory and corporate government affairs teams. She is also the company's corporate secretary and serves as Cox's primary legal and policy counsel. As a 15-year Cox veteran, Jennifer's vast experience and leadership is critical to guiding Cox through the cable environment. Her efforts throughout her tenure at Cox have played an essential role in helping the company clear the requisite regulatory and political hurdles that have enabled Cox to cultivate innovation and grow as a company.
Jennifer has a proven track record as an outstanding negotiator. Prior to her current role, she led Cox regulatory which includes interconnecting with other communications companies, compliance with state and federal rules, and policy strategy and advocacy at the FCC and State Commissions. Previous to her responsibilities with telephone, she served as legal counsel, where she oversaw all transactional and operational legal support for all of Cox services. Since joining the company in 1997, Jennifer has been widely recognized as one of the nation's foremost experts on telecommunications public policy. At Cox, Jennifer leads public policy strategies that are successfully positioning the company and the industry for long-term success.
An active member of the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and its Southeast Chapter, she received the Red Letter Mentor Award for her commitment to investing in the personal and professional development of men and women within the cable telecommunications industry. She is a graduate of Class 16 of WICT's Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI) and served as an advisor to BMLI Class 19.
WICT also named named Jennifer Robertson winner of its 2012 Woman to Watch award. As senior vice president of digital media and business development, Jennifer Robertson leads the overall brand extension strategy for WE tv. She is responsible for developing a comprehensive strategic vision to extend WE tv's brand via advanced media platforms. She oversees social media, content creation and the technical direction for the network's expanding group of digital properties. Jennifer has been recognized by her fellow executives, leading industry groups, and trade magazines as a woman who's not only influencing the future of our industry-she's helping to transform it.
An 11-year AMC Networks veteran, Jennifer previously served for three years as vice president of digital and emerging media for WE tv. In that role, her successes included launching iPhone applications, a WEtv.com online gaming channel, the WE tv Mobile video channel, and rebuilding the WEtv.com site.
Prior to this role, Jennifer served as vice president of consumer marketing for WE tv where she directed the strategy for consumer communications, developed campaigns to support original programming, created partnerships and brand extension opportunities and led the new media strategy and development. Before that, she served as director of consumer marketing for the network. She joined WE tv in 2000 as a consumer marketing manager.
An alumnus of Class 12 of WICT's Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, Jennifer has been named to CableFAX's Digital Hot List for the past four consecutive years, and CableFAX's Most Powerful Women's Lists for the past two.
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