Oxygen Fosters Female Leadership

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Oxygen Media announced a new 'Bernice Coe Award' Tuesday to encourage women's
leadership in the cable industry.

The programmer is partnering with Multichannel News and Women in Cable
& Telecommunications to give a full grant to the WICT Forum 2002, to be held
this summer in Denver.

Senior-level executives can nominate candidates before June 7 by describing
their leadership skills. More information on nomination submissions will be made
available at www.wict.org/wictforum.

A panel of judges from Oxygen, Multichannel and WICT will select the

The award was named for Bernice Coe Davis, a cable-industry pioneer and
member of the first governing board of WICT. Oxygen CEO Geraldine Laybourne
counts her as a mentor.