Every other year, WICT conducts the PAR Initiative survey, which measures the status of women employees in the cable industry based on three criteria:


  • Pay Equity
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Resources for Work/Life Integration

In the non-survey year, data from the survey is used to create tools and resources, including the PAR at Work webinars, which help WICT members, apply lessons from the PAR Initiative to their own companies and careers.


The 2014 PAR at Work webinars will delve deeper into the results of the 2013 PAR Survey to serve as the starting point for rich career and workplace discussions among WICT members. 




PAR at Work Webinar: Accelerating Female Talent: Sponsorship as a Tool for Advancement


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 

Do you have a senior champion advocating for your career?

Sylvia Hewlett, CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation and author of the critically acclaimed book Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor (named one of the best business books of 2013), cracks the code on sponsorship for those intent on taking their career to the next level. Research by the Center for Talent Innovation defines a sponsor as a person of power who sees furthering your career as an investment in their own. They believe in your potential and are prepared to go out on a limb on your behalf to convince others that you deserve that next raise or upcoming promotion.

CTI’s research on this topic draws on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, as well as numerous focus groups and interviews with a wide selection of admired leaders. In this webinar, Sylvia Hewlett reveals key elements of sponsorship, tactics on how to acquire a network of sponsors, and why these concepts are so vital to advancing one’s career in a highly competitive, multifaceted working environment. She shared some of the best practices out there for creating a culture of sponsorship.


A recording of this webinar can be viewed by WICT members on
WICT Connects.


PAR at Work Webinar: 2013 PAR Results


Thursday, June 26, 2014
Mercer, a leading global consultant on human capital issues, gathered and analyzed the PAR data on behalf of WICT. Workforce and gender diversity experts Gail Greenfield and Liz MacGillivray will discuss the results of the 2013 PAR Survey, which showcases best practices in achieving greater gender equity in the cable industry. Gail and Liz will use Mercer’s unique diagnostic tool, the internal labor market (ILM) map, to illustrate workforce trends and behaviors over time. The ILM map  provides critical insights into how talent flows into, through and out of an organization. They will share the current trends for women in the cable media industry and will also discuss workforce best practices that are realizing results.


Gail Greenfield is a principal in Mercer's Workforce Analytics & Planning practice. Gail has more than 10 years of experience at Mercer helping organizations improve the management of their human capital.

Elizabeth MacGillivray
is a principal in Mercer’s Talent business segment and leads the Global Diversity Forum and US-based Workforce Opportunity Network, peer networks for senior corporate diversity leaders in Mercer Networks. 


Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


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Supported by WICT Chapters Nationwide