WICT PAR at Work



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.

Recent Webinar
Strategies to Retain Diverse Talent in the Workforce
Recorded August 7, 2018
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There is a growing body of research that shows strengthening gender diversity fosters innovation and improves the bottom line. In order for our industry to remain competitive, women must have a seat at the table. The 2017 PAR Survey revealed that the key lever to increase representation of women is improved retention. In today’s globally competitive marketplace, organizations must continually fight to stop the talent drain and nurture the loyalty and performance of high-potential employees.  Join WICT as two of Mercer’s top experts explore practical, hands-on strategies that can measurably move the needle forward on retention and help build a work environment in which women can thrive.



Gail Greenfield, PhD, is a Principal in Mercer’s Workforce Strategy & Analytics practice, specializing in diversity and inclusion analytics. Gail has more than 15 years of experience helping organizations improve the management of their human capital. Her insights on pay equity have been featured by leading publications and organizations such as the Washington Post and WorldatWork. She has served as the PAR Initiative project leader since 2013.


Haig Nalbantian is a Senior Partner at Mercer, and a well-known authority on Human Capital Measurement and Management. He is the author of Play Your Strengths: Managing Your Internal Labor Markets for Lasting Competitive Advantage, a guide on how to develop and motivate people to produce exceptional business results.



WICT gratefully acknowledges the Walter Kaitz Foundation
 as the sponsor of the PAR at Work Webinar Series