WICT Announces Honorees for 2021 “Woman of the Year” and “Woman to Watch”

Media contact:
Christina Vergara
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For Immediate Release:
9/17/2021

Honorees will receive their awards during the WICT Signature • Touchstones Luncheon on Wednesday, October 20, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Comcast NBCUniversal is the exclusive Premier Sponsor of the Signature • Touchstones Luncheon.

Woman of the Year – Operator
Noopur Davis, EVP, Chief Information Security and Product Privacy Officer
Comcast Corporation and Comcast Cable

Woman of the Year – Programmer
Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer
Discovery & Factual

Woman to Watch – Operator
Sharon Peters, SVP, Marketing
Charter Communications

Woman to Watch – Programmer
Stephanie Yates, SVP, Research
AMC Networks

Woman to Watch – Technology
Reshma Patil Bijoor, Managing Director, Communications and Media Strategy
Accenture

Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announces the 2021 Woman of the Year – Operator, Noopur Davis, EVP, Chief Information Security and Product Privacy Officer, Comcast Corporation and Comcast Cable; and Woman of the Year – Programmer, Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual. Woman of the Year is WICT’s highest individual accolade bestowed on individuals who embody WICT’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry. Honorees have achieved top industry status and show great resolve to help others along their path.

WICT also announced the esteemed 2021 Woman to Watch honorees from an operator, programmer and technology organization, respectively: Sharon Peters, SVP, Marketing, Charter Communications; Stephanie Yates, SVP, Research, AMC Networks; and Reshma Patil Bijoor, Managing Director in Communications and Media Strategy, Accenture. The Woman to Watch distinction recognizes leaders who show tremendous growth and progression through their professional goals with a strong commitment to their companies and the industry at large.

Honorees will receive their awards during the WICT Signature • Touchstones Luncheon on Wednesday, October 20, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Comcast NBCUniversal is the exclusive Premier Sponsor of the Signature • Touchstones Luncheon.

“WICT is privileged to pay tribute to these extraordinary individuals,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT’s President & CEO. “Each honoree has forged a unique path while making tremendous contributions to their organization and our industry. These groundbreakers are cultivating the next generation of women leaders. We look forward to applauding their accomplishments during this year’s Signature • Touchstones Luncheon. Our special thanks goes to Comcast NBCUniversal as WICT’s Premier Sponsor of this year’s luncheon.”

About Noopur Davis
Noopur Davis is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security and Product Privacy Officer, Comcast Corporation and Comcast Cable. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the full range of cybersecurity and product privacy functions for all Comcast Cable businesses. Her responsibilities include product security and privacy, security and privacy controls, privacy engineering and operations, data protection, security architecture and engineering, security operations and incident response, threat hunting, security intelligence and analytics, identity management, technical fraud, and the Legal Response Center. Full bio: https://www.wict.org/bio/noopur-davis/

About Nancy Daniels
Nancy Daniels is Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual, where she oversees all creative and brand strategy, development, production, multiplatform, communications, marketing and day-to-day operations for Discovery Channel and Science Channel in the U.S. Previously, Daniels was President of TLC, where she led the company’s flagship female-focused channel. Under her leadership, TLC has been a top 10 network for women with long-running hit series “Sister Wives,” “90 Day Fiancé,” “The Little Couple,” “My 600-lb Life,” “Long Lost Family” and “Outdaughtered,” among many others. Full bio: https://www.wict.org/bio/nancy-daniels/

About Sharon Peters
Sharon Peters joined Charter Communications as Group Vice President, Marketing, in 2016 and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing in August 2020, overseeing all customer acquisition, upgrade and retention, marketing communications, marketing and sales enablement, database marketing, media and sponsorships and direct marketing for the company’s residential and Spectrum Business products and services. In June 2021, Peters’ responsibilities were increased, assuming leadership of the full marketing function, adding oversight of marketing & creative services and digital marketing to her previous purview. Full bio: https://www.wict.org/bio/sharon-peters/

About Stephanie Yates
Stephanie Yates is the Senior Vice President of Research and Insights at AMC Networks, specifically working for the WE tv and ALLBLK brands. Her responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of programming, sales, digital and market research. Yates has demonstrated success in evaluating and implementing primary and syndicated research into compelling insights that help drive the business decision making process for Ad Sales, Programing, Marketing and Affiliate Relations. Prior to AMC Networks, her previous roles include serving as Vice President, Research at TV One and Vice President, Group Account Manager at Nielsen Media Research. Full bio: https://www.wict.org/bio/stephnie-yates/

About Reshma Patil Bijoor
Reshma Patil Bijoor is a Managing Director in Communications and Media Strategy at Accenture. In this role, she works with Business Unit Presidents and CFOs at Communications Service Providers to help them drive B2B growth and revenue acceleration. She has built extensive expertise in areas such as new market entry, product strategy, customer segmentation, go-to-market models, sales strategy and effectiveness, and financial analytics. Patil Bijoor is also the Northeast region Communications and Media Industry Captain, providing thought leadership and origination support to the Northeast Communications and Media client teams. Full bio: https://www.wict.org/bio/reshma-patil/

Learn more about the Signature • Touchstones Luncheon at https://www.wict.org/programs/2021-signature-touchstones-luncheon/.

About WICT
WICT is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to create women leaders that 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 media and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in 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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