WICT Announces 2021 Rising Leaders

Media contact:
Kristin Edwards
Tel: 202-827-4790
kedwards@wict.org

For Immediate Release:
4/22/2021

220 of the Industry’s Top Emerging Talent Chosen to Participate in Immersive Leadership Development Program; WICT Gratefully Acknowledges Comcast NBCUniversal as the 2021 RLP Silver Sponsor

Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced the 220 designees of its 2021 Rising Leaders Program (RLP), which is comprised of industry professionals primarily at the manager and director level who have demonstrated strong leadership potential within their companies.

With regard to the safety and well-being of individuals, WICT continues to monitor policies and procedures, including those from the CDC and local authorities, surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and a return to in-person events. To protect the safety of participants, the April session of RLP will be conducted virtually, with a planned return to live, in-person sessions in October and November.

The top candidates were designated based on an established selection process led by over 100 cable professionals, themselves alumnae of the program, who served on the 2021 Application Review Committee.

WICT gratefully acknowledges Comcast NBCUniversal as the Silver Sponsor of the 2021 Rising Leaders Program.

The Rising Leaders participate in an intensive immersion program, which prepares them to undertake increased leadership responsibilities when they return to the workplace. The program is comprised of leadership analysis, high-performing teams and tactical personal leadership skill development. RLP participants will also create and manage their own personalized professional development plans.

“We are excited to welcome a record number of 220 participants in the program this year. The continued demand for this important program demonstrates the value that it brings to the industry and the organizations that support WICT,” said Jason Brown, WICT’s Associate Vice President, Educational Programs. “RLP provides the next generation of leaders with essential tools to enhance their skills and strengthen their companies as the workplace continues to evolve.”

The following companies will each be represented in the 2021 Rising Leaders Program:

  • A+E Networks
  • AMC Networks
  • Armstrong
  • Charter Communications (including Spectrum Reach)
  • Comcast (including Comcast NBCUniversal, Effectv & Xfinity Mobile)
  • Cox Communications (including Cox Media)
  • Crown Media Family Networks
  • Disney & ESPN Media Networks
  • GCI
  • iconectiv
  • INSP
  • NBCUniversal
  • Showtime Networks
  • Sparklight
  • UPtv
  • ViacomCBS (Including CBS News, Nickelodeon & Paramount Pictures)
  • WarnerMedia (Including CNN, HBO & Turner Broadcasting)

Visit the WICT website for a complete list of participants, their biographies, and more information about the Rising Leaders Program.

The safety and well-being of individuals on-site at our events is our top priority. To the best of our ability, we are cooperating with federal, state, and local agencies to implement best practices aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus. This includes working with vendors and venues to ensure preventative measures are in place.

About the WICT Rising Leaders Program
WICT’s Rising Leaders Program (RLP) is designed for industry professional women at the manager and director level who have demonstrated their potential and their desire for leadership and career advancement. During this intensive immersion program, participants take part in leadership analysis and case study work while expanding their cable business acumen. RLP is a competitive, application-based program and all applicants must be approved by their companies in order to participate.

About WICT
WICT’s 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 more than 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 Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn/Twitter for more information.

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