2016 Luncheon Recap


Actress, playwright and activist Danai Gurira, from AMC’s The Walking Dead, delivered an inspiring keynote address at the 2016 Touchstones Luncheon. WICT Board Member Ellen Kroner, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at AMC Networks, served as the Luncheon’s Honorary Chair and provided introductory remarks. WICT recognizes and thanks the 2016 Touchstones Luncheon Premiere Sponsor AMC Networks along with our numerous table sponsors.

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Each year as we continue to create bold, self-empowered leaders, we remain committed to helping the industry stand out as the model for others in developing and advancing women. The 2016 Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch awards, WICT’s highest individual accolades, were presented to the following women for their outstanding contributions to the cable telecommunications industry.

Woman of the YearKathleen Finch

Chief Programming, Content and Brand Officer

Scripps Networks Interactive


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    Jonathan Scott, Kathleen Finch, & Drew Scott (The Property Brothers)

Woman to Watch (programmer) – Laura Gentile

Senior Vice President, espnW and Women’s Initiatives


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Laura Gentile & Christine Driessen


Woman to Watch (operator) – Mary McLaughlin

Senior Vice President, Beltway Region


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Mary McLaughlin & Kevin Casey

The WICT Touchstones Luncheon was held at the

Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.