USA Network’s Meghan Markle to Host 2015 WICT Signature Luncheon

Media contact:
Talton Gibson
tgibson@wict.org
202-827-4782

For Immediate Release:
4/15/2015

MM-Official-High-Res-Headshot--cropped-FOR-WEB 

Meghan Markle
Rachel Zane on the USA Network Drama Suits
UN Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership

Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced today that Meghan Markle, star of USA Network’s original drama Suits, will host the 2015 Signature Luncheon, taking place on Tuesday, May 5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The Signature Luncheon kicks off day one of NCTA’s Internet & Television Expo (INTX).
 
Meghan Markle, who plays Rachel Zane on Suits, is a graduate of Northwestern University’s prestigious theater program. She is best known for her work in television, with notable recurring and guest starring roles on Fringe, Without a Trace, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, The League, and several others. Her feature film credits include Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me, and A Lot Like Love. Most recently, Markle appeared in the film Horrible Bosses. In addition to her extensive work in television and film and running the lifestyle website, TheTig.com, Markle was recently named UN Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership.

"We are thrilled to welcome Meghan as host of the WICT Signature Luncheon," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. "Meghan is a sterling example of someone who not only plays a strong female character, she is one in real life. As we honor several companies that are making a difference for women through public service initiatives, we can think of no better individual to present the 2015 WICT Signature Accolades."

The 2015 WICT Signature Accolade honorees represent international, national and regional community service initiatives among cable’s programmers, operators and industry suppliers.

More information about the 2015 WICT Signature Luncheon and details about table reservations and individual tickets may be found online at www.wictsignatureluncheon.com

WICT proudly recognizes Comcast NBCUniversal as the Premier Sponsor of the 2015 WICT Signature Luncheon, as well as Champion Sponsors Accenture and Neustar, Inc.


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 nearly 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

# # # ​