Women in Cable Telecommunications has unveiled its initial speaker lineup, representing a cross-section of executives from throughout different facets of the industry, for its 2013 Leadership Conference.
The event is scheduled for Oct. 7-8 at the New York Marriott Marquis as part of the cable industry’s Diversity Week activities.
"WICT is honored to have such an extraordinary roster of thought leaders and experts in a variety of fields joining us for WICT's Leadership Conference," said conference chair Mary Meduski, excutive vice president and CFO of Suddenlink Communications. "The conference planning committee has been working diligently to build a program that will inspire and educate our participants, and we look forward to adding to this already impressive list of speakers as the conference draws closer."
More information about the conference, including the complete schedule can be found at www.wictconference.org
The speaker lineup includes industry executives, entrepreneurs and academic thought leaders:
Allyson Ahlstrom, Founder, Threads for Teens
Adria Alpert Romm, SEVP, Human Resources & Global Diversity, Discovery Communications
Catherine Avgiris, EVP & CFO, Comcast Cable
Sarah Barnett, President, Sundance Channel
Jill Campbell, EVP & COO, Cox Communications
Shannon Cassidy, Founder & CEO, bridge between, inc.
David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation
Malaak Compton-Rock, Founder & Director, The Angel Rock Project
Marianne Cooper, Sociologist, The Clayman Institute; Lead Researcher, Lean In
Jesse Draper, CEO, Valley Girl, Inc.; Creator & Host, The Valley Girls Show
Christine Driessen, EVP & CFO, ESPN, Inc.
Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer, Levo League
Mary Falkenstern, Faculty, Speech-Language Pathologist, Speakeasy Inc.
Michele Ganeless, President, Comedy Central
Judy Girard, Former President, Food Network & HGTV
Sandy Howe, SVP, Market Development, ARRIS
Jane Hyun, Founder & President, Hyun & Associates, Inc.
Henna Inam, CEO, Transformational Leadership
Neen James, Productivity Expert; President, Neen James Communications
Dr. Izzy Justice, Founder Emeritus, EQmentor, Inc.
David Kenny, Chairman & CEO, The Weather Company
Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Network & The SyFy Channel; Chairman, USA Network and Springboard Enterprises
Julie Laulis, COO, Cable ONE, Inc
Cindy McConkey, SVP, Corporate Communications, Scripps Networks Interactive
Mary Meduski, EVP & CFO, Suddenlink Communications
Sonia Nagar, Co-founder & CEO, Pickie
Laureen Ong, President, Travel Channel
Donna Speciale, President, Turner Entertainment & Young Adult Ad Sales, Turner Entertainment Networks
Karen Sumberg, EVP, Center for Talent Innovation and Principal, Hewlett Chivee Partners
Amy Tykeson, President, CEO & Chairperson, BendBroadband