The WICT Signature Luncheon is the premier industry event where distinguished leaders come together to recognize the year's inspiring achievements in support of women in the cable industry.

This year the luncheon was held in conjunction with The Cable Show 2011 on June 14 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. We honored five outstanding examples of original cable programming that depict women in multidimensional and authentic roles. Maria Bartiromo was our featured speaker - a highlight of the opening day of NCTA's Cable Show. Bartiromo is the Emmy Award-winning anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo," and serves as anchor and managing editor of the nationally syndicated "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo."

Pictured (l to r): Salaam Coleman Smith, President, The Style Network; Maria Brennan, President & CEO, WICT; David Porter, Executive Director, Walter Kaitz Foundation; Jill Campbell, SVP, Operations, Cox Communications; Rob Stoddard, SVP, Communications & Public Affairs, NCTA; Kathy Payne, VP, Content Acquisition, Cox Communications

Salaam Coleman Smith, President, The Style Network - Our Honorary Chair

Maria Bartiromo, CNBC Financial Journalist & Author

Pictured (l to r): Salaam Coleman Smith, President, The Style Network; Kathy Payne, VP, Content Acquisition, Cox Communications; Bridget Baker, President, TV Networks Distribution, NBCUniversal; Dana Zimmer, EVP, Network Distribution & Development, NBCUniversal; Kelly Regal, EVP, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; Justine Gubar, Producer, ESPN; Kim Martin, President & General Manager, WE tv; Maria Brennan, President & CEO, WICT