Talton Gibson
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1/3/2017

WICT Announces Speaker Lineup for WICT Signature Luncheon

January 6 Luncheon Part of CES® 2017

Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced the featured participants for the WICT Signature Luncheon, taking place on Friday, January 6, as part of CES® 2017.

Highlights of the luncheon program include an engaging and inspiring Power Panel of Diversity Champions, led by host and moderator, Catt Sadler, "E! News" co-host. Panelists include: Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSNi; Sandra D. Rice, Senior Vice President of National Recruitment and Leadership Development for the Emma L. Bowen Foundation; and Claire Smith, coordinating editor for ESPN's universal news group. Closing keynote remarks will be delivered by David L. Cohen, Senior EVP and Chief Diversity Officer for Comcast Corporation.

The WICT Signature Luncheon will make its CES® debut at the ARIA Hotel in Las Vegas, home to the C Space exhibit program which focuses on the advertising, content, entertainment and marketing communities. Comcast NBCUniversal serves as the Premier Sponsor of the luncheon, Accenture and Neustar serve as Champion Sponsors, and the Walter Kaitz Foundation serves as the Industry Partner.

"We're thrilled to bring this accomplished group of leaders to our Signature Luncheon program. Each offers important insights on diversity and inclusion, as well as gender bias in the workplace. We expect to raise awareness and provoke discussion among the CES audience," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO.

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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