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 June Travis, Cheryl Greene, Lucille Larkin and Laurel Lawson 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 travel and registration expenses.
2019 WICT Leadership Conference Fellows
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.
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 she or he has 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. 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.