2016 TOUCHSTONES LUNCHEON:
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.
Danai Gurira Ellen Kroner
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 Year – Kathleen Finch
Chief Programming, Content and Brand Officer
Scripps Networks Interactive
Jonathan Scott, Kathleen Finch, & Drew Scott (The Property Brothers)
Woman to Watch (programmer) – Laura Gentile
Senior Vice President, espnW and Women's Initiatives
Laura Gentile & Christine Driessen
Woman to Watch (operator) – Mary McLaughlin
Senior Vice President, Beltway Region
Mary McLaughlin & Kevin Casey
The WICT Touchstones Luncheon was held at the
Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.