For Immediate Release:
2018 Olympic Gold Medalists and Gender Equity Advocates to Deliver Keynote on Monday, September 16
Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, USA Women’s Hockey gold medalists, will kick off the WICT Leadership Conference. The keynote conversation will take place during the opening general session of the 2019 WICT Leadership Conference on Monday, September 16, at the New York Marriott Marquis.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jocelyne and Monique as we open WICT’s Leadership Conference and Diversity Week,” said WICT President & CEO, Maria E. Brennan, CAE. “Highly-decorated Olympic champions, the Lamoureux twins are a force both on and off the ice. Passionate advocates for gender equity, they helped to lead the fight for fair and equal treatment for the U.S. national women’s teams by USA Hockey, including more equitable treatment as compared to men. As new mothers, both women have been able to take advantage of a newly negotiated maternity leave policy — the first women hockey Olympians to do so. Their commitment to gender equity aligns perfectly with WICT’s mission.”
The 2019 WICT Leadership Conference is a renowned leadership development event for the cable industry. Taking place September 16-17 at the New York Marriott Marquis as part of Cable’s Diversity Week, the conference includes interactive workshops, expert panels and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Speakers encompass a diverse array of industry professionals alongside numerous business experts and academic thought leaders. More information about the conference and the WICT Touchstones Luncheon may be found at www.wictconference.org.
WICT gratefully acknowledges the 2019 Leadership Conference Platinum Sponsor Comcast NBCUniversal and Gold Sponsor, Charter Communications as well as Champion Sponsors Disney and ESPN Media Networks, HBO, and TV One. WICT also recognizes and thanks AMC Networks for its Premier Sponsorship of the 2019 WICT Touchstones Luncheon.
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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