WICT Leadership Conference Fellowships

​About the Fellowships

WICT is committed to supporting its members at every stage of their careers and is proud to offer four fellowships to attend the WICT Leadership Conference. Our largest event of the year, the Leadership Conference is among the most sought-after executive education programs for industry professionals.

The Cheryl Greene, Lucille Larkin, Laurel Lawson and June Travis Fellowships were created to provide opportunities for deserving candidates to experience all that the WICT Leadership Conference has to offer while alleviating the burden of expenses.

The virtual event will be held October 4 – 5, 2021. Each fellowship will cover the conference registration fee.


Cheryl Greene Fellowship

Cheryl Greene was the Vice President of Affiliate Relations for Video Jukebox Network (VJN) when she passed away in 1991 at the young age of 44. Before joining VJN, Cheryl worked for HBO and Storer Cable. The Cheryl Greene Fellowship was established to support career advancement for women and recognize how positively Cheryl influenced her friends and colleagues in the cable industry.

The recipient of the Cheryl Greene Fellowship is selected based on the applicant’s ability to most effectively demonstrate how they have helped support advancement of women in the workplace.


Lucille Larkin Fellowship

Lucille Larkin is one of the founding members of WICT and served as its first executive director. The Lucille Larkin Fellowship honors her dedication to the industry and recognizes her passion for building the foundation for women in cable.

The recipient of this fellowship is selected based on the applicant’s ability to most effectively demonstrate the value of the contributions they have made to WICT and the industry as a whole.


Laurel Lawson Fellowship

Laurel Lawson is a dancer, activist, designer and engineer. A member of Kinetic Light, a collective of disabled artists founded in 2016, Lawson has incorporated technique and choreography that is specific and authentic to disabled performers and embodiments throughout her dance career. She is also the co-founder and CTO of CyCore Systems, a software consultancy which specializes in novel, multi-realm solutions, and a member of the USA Women’s Development Sled Hockey team.

WICT’s Laurel Lawson Fellowship provides the opportunity for a woman with a disability to attend the conference. The recipient will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate how the WICT Leadership Conference will help them gain new management and leadership skills to enhance their business acumen.


June Travis Fellowship

June Travis is one of the founding members of WICT and served on its first board of directors. Travis believed strongly in WICT’s need to provide top-notch leadership development programs for women in cable, like the WICT Leadership Conference. Travis provided seed funding to launch this fellowship, exemplifying her commitment to giving back to the cable industry.

The recipient of the June Travis Fellowship is selected based, in part, on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate how the WICT Leadership Conference will help them gain new management and leadership skills to enhance their business acumen.

2020 WICT Leadership Conference Fellows

May Cho
Lucille Larkin Fellowship

May Cho

Director, Inbound Sales & Quality Comcast

Aretina Maholmes
June Travis Fellowship

Aretina Maholmes

Consumer Product Marketing Manager Cox Communications

Shannon Saviers
Cheryl Greene Fellowship

Shannon Saviers

Vice President Sand Cherry Associates