Touchstones Luncheon

Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan from IFC Films’ upcoming film Wildlife 

to Speak at WICT Touchstones Luncheon
IFC Films’ Lisa Schwartz to Serve as Honorary Chair




We are pleased to announce WICT’s special guests at the 2018 WICT Touchstones Luncheon, IFC Films’ Wildlife Writer and Executive Producer Zoe Kazan, and Lead Actress in Wildlife, Carey Mulligan. They will be joined onstage by Luncheon Honorary Chair and WICT global board member, Lisa Schwartz, Co-President of IFC Films & Sundance Selects, who will facilitate an engaging and intimate Touchstones Talk with the two Hollywood stars.
The luncheon takes place Monday, October 15, at the New York Marriott Marquis, where we will feature the 2018 Women of the Year and Women to Watch honorees — a focal point of the WICT Leadership Conference and Diversity Week. AMC Networks serves as the Premier Sponsor of the Touchstones Luncheon.


Join us at the New York Marriott Marquis on Monday, October 15, 2018, when we will honor the following women for their outstanding contributions to the industry.


WICT Announces Honorees for
2018 “Woman of the Year” and “
Woman to Watch”


Woman of the Year – Operator

Italia Commisso Weinand, EVP, Programming and Human Resources
Mediacom Communications Corporation

Woman of the Year – Programmer 

Mary Campbell, Chief Merchandising & Interactive Officer
Qurate Retail Group


Woman to Watch – Operator

Kristine Faulkner, SVP, General Manager, Cox Home Security & Smart Home
Cox Communications


Woman to Watch – Programmer

Izabella Wiley, General Manager, A+E Networks Poland & CEE
A+E Networks


Woman to Watch – Technology


Leslie Miles, VP, Corporate Programs & Indirect Procurement


Click here to view photos and bios of each of this year’s honorees who received their awards during the WICT Touchstones Luncheon on Monday, October 15, at the New York Marriott Marquis, in conjunction with the annual WICT Leadership Conference, as part of Cable’s Diversity Week. AMC Networks returned as the exclusive Premier Sponsor of the Touchstones Luncheon.


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

AMC Networks – Premier Sponsor
Liberty Global
​A+E Networks
Mediacom Communications
​Accenture ​Midco
​Altice USA
​Charter Communications
​Qurate Retail Group
​Comcast NBCUniversal
​​Speakeasy, Inc.
​Cox Communications
​Crown Media Family Networks
​CTDI ​Turner
Discovery, Inc.
​TV One
Disney & ESPN Media Networks Univision
Fox Networks Group Viacom





The WICT Touchstones Luncheon will take place at the 

Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.