The 2014 WICT Signature Luncheon was held on April 29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California in conjunction with The Cable Show. The Signature Luncheon is the premier industry event where distinguished leaders come together to recognize the top companies that are paving the way in demonstrating exceptional gender diversity and inclusion programs.
Maria Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO; Suzanne Kolb, President E! Entertainment; Giuliana Rancic, anchor of E! News, co-star of E! Fashion Police, and Giuliana & Bill; David L. Cohen, EVP and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
(all photos by Charley Gallay WireImage/Getty Images for WICT)
Suzanne Kolb, President of E! Entertainment, served as the honorary chair of this year's Signature Luncheon with E!'s Giuliana Rancic as the host.
Kolb leads the E! executive team that oversees the global pop culture brand's ongoing growth and multi-platform success, and directs all activities on behalf of the network, including programming, development, production, marketing, digital media, business development, research and communications.
Giuliana Rancic is an entertainment journalist, fashion and beauty expert and television personality. She is the anchor of E! News, host and executive producer of E!'s Beyond Candid with Giuliana, co-host of E!'s hugely popular Fashion Police and has been on the red carpet for every mega-event in the entertainment industry (Oscars, Grammy Awards, Golden Globes) on E!'s Live from the Red Carpet. Giuliana is watched by millions each week on her hit reality show, Giuliana & Bill, which premiered its seventh season on Tuesday, April 1 on E!
WICT is proud to honor those companies that demonstrated a commitment to superlative gender diversity by recognizing the 2013 PAR Best Companies for Women in Cable, which include the following:The 2013 Best Operators for Women in Cable:
First Place: Comcast and Cox Communications
Second Place: Bright House Networks
Third Place: Time Warner Cable
Fourth Place: Midcontinent Communications
Fifth Place: Suddenlink Communications
The 2013 Best Programmers for Women in Cable:
First Place: NBCUniversal
Second Place: Discovery Communications
Third Place: Disney ABC Television Group
Fourth Place: Scripps Networks Interactive
Fifth Place: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Over 70 leading cable and media organizations were represented at this year’s luncheon, marking a tremendous show of support from the industry.