WICT Announces 2019 Top Companies for Women to Work

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Kristin Edwards
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For Immediate Release:
11/18/2019

The PAR Survey gauges gender-related quantitative and qualitative employee data, and assesses the diversity and inclusion practices of participating companies. In all, survey respondents represented an impressive 75.5% of the overall cable workforce. WICT will recognize the achievements of the PAR Top Companies for Women to Work at the 2020 WICT Signature Luncheon, which will take place at the Plaza Hotel New York on April 30.

Washington, DC – Today, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced the final recipients of its Top Companies for Women to Work based on the results of the 2019 PAR Employment Survey. The list has been revised due to a calculation error in the previous PAR Top Company rankings, superseding previously released versions of the list. We have determined how the error occurred and our survey company has put measures in place to ensure it will not happen again.

Leading operators and programmers are recognized for their strong gender diversity and inclusion efforts as tabulated by survey administrators at Mercer. The top five operators and programmers for women to work are as follows:

The 2019 PAR Top Operators for Women to Work:

  • First Place: Comcast Corporation
  • Second Place: Cox Communications
  • Third Place: Mediacom Communications
  • Fourth Place: Midco Communications
  • Fifth Place: Charter Communications

The 2019 PAR Top Programmers for Women to Work:

  • First Place: NBCUniversal
  • Second Place: CBS Corporation
  • Third Place (tie): Discovery, Inc. and ESPN
  • Fifth Place: REVOLT

The PAR Survey gauges gender-related quantitative and qualitative employee data, and assesses the diversity and inclusion practices of participating companies. In all, survey respondents represented an impressive 75.5% of the overall cable workforce. This year marks the 16th anniversary and 12th survey cycle of the PAR Initiative, which is now administered biennially.

WICT will recognize the achievements of the PAR Top Companies for Women to Work at the 2020 WICT Signature Luncheon, which will take place at the Plaza Hotel New York on April 30.

“We congratulate this year’s PAR Top Companies for Women to Work for their exemplary diversity and inclusion practices. Considering all the research that demonstrates the benefits companies gain through strong gender diversity, we understand how important measurement is as part of an overall business strategy,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. “We applaud the commitment of time and resources each of our participants dedicated to complete the 2019 survey, giving us the largest percentage of industry representation ever.”

WICT gratefully recognizes the Walter Kaitz Foundation for underwriting the PAR survey as well as our survey partner, NAMIC. The full PAR Executive Report will be released later this year.

About WICT’s PAR Initiative
Since 2003, the WICT PAR Initiative has measured the status of women employees in the cable industry based on three main criteria: Pay equity, Advancement opportunities and Resources for work/life integration. A comprehensive advocacy program helping companies to set goals, institutionalize policies, measure progress and achieve results, the PAR Initiative showcases best practices in achieving stronger gender diversity. With a goal to improve diversity metrics for women, the PAR Initiative is supported by all of WICT’s local chapters and is underwritten by the Walter Kaitz Foundation. The PAR Survey is administered in partnership with the NAMIC AIM Survey.

About WICT
WICT is a global organization whose mission is to create women leaders who transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For 40 years, WICT has partnered with cable and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,500 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media. Charter Communications and Comcast NBCUniversal are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICTHQ on Twitter for more information.

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