Talton Gibson
tgibson@wict.org
202-827-4782

12/13/2016

WICT Thanks 2016 Touchstone Partners

Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications and Turner serve as Strategic Touchstone Partners

Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today offered appreciation to its 2016 Touchstone Partners. These organizations broadly supported WICT's record-setting membership campaign and other organizational efforts.


WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners, a select group of leading cable media corporations, 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, Charter Communications and Turner.
 
WICT's Catalyst Touchstone Partners serve as key champions of the organization 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, Cox Communications, Disney and ESPN Media Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive.
 
WICT initiatives are also made possible through the support of this year's Inspire Touchstone Partners, which include A+E Networks, Cisco, Discovery Communications, HBO, Neustar, Inc. and TV One.


In addition, grants from the Walter Kaitz Foundation support various gender diversity initiatives and educational scholarships to WICT programs. The Walter Kaitz Foundation is a chief advocate of diversity and inclusion and a valued Industry Partner of WICT.


Several companies also supported WICT's international growth. They include: Discovery Communications, Liberty Global and Scripps Networks Interactive.


"As the largest organization serving women in cable media, WICT continues to thrive in large part due to the commitment of and collaboration with our corporate partners," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. "WICT's sponsoring organizations demonstrate their strong dedication to developing women leaders and to workplace diversity and inclusion."
 
WICT's Executive Vice President of Business Development, Lesa Faris, added, "We value the robust relationships we have built with our Touchstone Partners. These top organizations allow us to continue our important mission of developing women leaders. In return, our partners receive maximum exposure among WICT's 10,000 members and 21 domestic and international chapters."

About WICT
For over 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 media. With over 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications, and Turner are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.


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