When the 2020 Leadership Conference went virtual, we decided to move the 2020 Touchstones Luncheon to the WICT Signature Luncheon taking place on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at The Plaza Hotel, New York. As is our custom, we will recognize the 2020 Women of the Year and Women to Watch honorees during the program.
Looking Back at 2019:
The Broadway Ballroom was filled to capacity during the Touchstones Luncheon on Monday, September 16. AMC Networks returned for the 8th year in a row as the Premier Sponsor of the Luncheon. The program began with an artists panel, featuring Meredith MacNeill and Jennifer Whalen, co-creators and stars of IFC’s Baroness von Sketch Show. Honorary Chair of the luncheon, Georgia Juvelis, members of the WICT Global Board of Directors and EVP & Co-Head, Corporate Communications, AMC Networks, led the conversation, during which the two comic actors discussed challenges and opportunities they faced when developing their show. Their goal was to represent women as multi-faceted and break away from the typical depictions of women over 40 on television.
This year WICT was privileged to honor:
Woman of the Year – Operator
Lee Schroeder, EVP, Government & Community Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer
Woman of the Year – Programmer
Jennifer Caserta, Chief Transformation & People Officer
Woman to Watch – Operator
Susan Anable, VP, Public Affairs, Southwest Region
Woman to Watch – Programmer
Meeka Bondy, SVP, Legal Affairs
Woman to Watch – Technology
Zenita Henderson, VP, Marketing & Business Development
Meet each of the honorees here.