WICT Names 2015 Touchstone Partners

Comcast/NBCU, TWC, Turner, Suddenlink Top Sponsors List

Having secured new annual sponsorship commitments, Women in Cable & Telecommunications Thursday announced its 2015 Touchstone partners, the companies that support memberships, programs and events through their funds and other support.

The top-level funders (called "Strategic" partners) for 2015 -- WICT won't quantify what that funding level is -- are Comcast/NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System. and Suddenlink Communications.

The second-tier, "Catalyst" partners are Accenture, AMC Networks, ARRIS, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, Disney and ESPN Media Networks, and Scripps Networks Interactive.

The "Inspire" partners are A+E Networks, Cable One, Cisco, Discovery Communications, HBO and Neustar.

"As the largest organization serving women in cable media, WICT continues to thrive in large part due to the support of our sponsors," WICT president Maria Brennan said. "WICT's sponsoring organizations demonstrate their dedication to developing women leaders and a strong commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion."

WICT partners with cable, telecom and media companies to provide professional development for women in the industry. The organization said its rolls include nearly 10,000 members.