2017 WICT Touchstones Luncheon
    September 25, 2017      


WICT is pleased to announce this year's Touchstones Luncheon keynote speaker, the multitalented Actress, Producer, and Director Trudie Styler (IFC Films' Freak Show) and Honorary Chair, Board Member Lisa Schwartz, Co-President, IFC Films and Sundance Selects.

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​Trudie Styler

Actress, Producer, and Director

(IFC Films' Freak Show)

Photo: Patrick Demarchelier

​Lisa Schwartz
Co-President, IFC Films and
Sundance Selects


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 Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch awards, WICT's highest individual accolades, will be presented at the Touchstones Luncheon. WICT is proud to announce the 2017 honorees:

Woman of the Year -- Programmer, Sarah Barnett
President & General Manager, BBC America

Woman of the Year -- Operator, D'Arcy Rudnay
EVP & Chief Communications Officer, Comcast


Woman to Watch -- Technology, Samira Panah Bakhtiar
Director, Media Operations, Cisco Systems

Woman to Watch -- Operator, Charlene Keys
AVP, Field Operations -- Western North Carolina, Charter Communications

Woman to Watch -- Programmer, Tina Thornton
SVP, Production & Multimedia Sponsorship Integration and Management Operations, ESPN

Don't miss your chance to be part of this special event. Click here to reserve your table today and join our growing list of table sponsors!

AMC NetworksHBO
​A+E NetworksLiberty Global/Virgin Media
​Altice USA
​BBC WorldwideScripps Networks Interactive
​Charter Communications
​Showtime Networks
​Cisco Systems
Speakeasy, Inc.
Comcast NBCUniversal Spectrum Reach
Cox Communications
Crown Media Family Networks
TV One
Discovery CommunicationsUnivision
​Disney & ESPN Media Networks Viacom

For more information on table sponsorship or to purchase tickets, please contact Cindy Key at 202-827-4780.



The WICT Touchstones Luncheon will be held at the 

Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.

 2016 WICT Touchstones Luncheon Slideshow

Past Touchstones Luncheons:

2016 Luncheon Recap

2015 Luncheon Recap

2014 Luncheon Recap

2013 Luncheon Recap

2012 Luncheon Recap


​WICT recognizes our 2017 Touchstone Partners