WICT Foundation Names ‘Accolades’ Winners


The Women in Cable & Telecommunications Foundation announced the winners of the “2005 Accolades.”

The 2005 Accolades will be presented at the 21st Annual WICT Foundation Benefit Gala Nov. 16 at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C.

The winners:

• 2005 Woman of the Year: Laureen Ong, president, National Geographic Channel.

• 2005 Women to Watch: Marlene Dooner, corporate vice president of investor relations, Comcast Corp.; and Ellen East, VP, communications and public affairs, Cox Communications Inc.

• Tribute Accolades: A&E Network’s The Brooke Ellison Story and Bearing Witness.

“Each of the 2005 Accolades honorees significantly influences millions of customers, subscribers, employees and viewers in our industry through their passion, presence and power,” WICT CEO Benita Fitzgerald Mosley said in a prepared statement.