Talton Gibson
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3/16/2017

WICT Announces Call for Nominations for 2017 "Woman of the Year" and "Woman to Watch" Awards

New "Woman to Watch" Category Established for Industry Suppliers; Awards to be Presented at the WICT Touchstones Luncheon September 25; Nominations Due by June 16, 2017

Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today issued the Call for Nominations for the 2017 Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch honorees. The esteemed awards will be presented at the Touchstones Luncheon, September 25, in New York during the WICT Leadership Conference, held in conjunction with the industry's Diversity Week. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 16, 2017, at 5:00 pm (Eastern). WICT also announced a brand new Woman to Watch award category for industry supplier companies.


The Woman of the Year Award is bestowed on a woman who has made significant contributions throughout her career to her company and the overall cable telecommunications industry. She is a proven leader and asset who shows great resolve to help others along their path.


The Woman to Watch Award honors a woman who shows tremendous promise for transforming the industry through her professional accomplishments. She has already demonstrated exemplary leadership skills in her company and a strong dedication to the industry. (WICT will select one honoree each from a programmer, an operator and an industry supplier.)


"We are proud to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our industry leaders through WICT's Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch awards," said WICT President & CEO Maria E. Brennan, CAE. "We're also pleased to highlight the critical role that supplier companies play in our industry with the establishment of the new Woman to Watch award category." 


A complete list of past honorees is available on the WICT website. For more information on the Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch criteria, or to submit nominations, visit the WICT website.


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


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