Women in Cable Telecommunications announced the 2011 recipients of the Best Companies for Women in Cable honors, with Time Warner Cable and NBCUniversal earning the top operator and programmer distinctions, respectively.
The 2011 PAR Survey, through which the recipients were selected, was conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management in association with the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications' AIM Survey. A total of 25 companies participated, representing 54% of the cable workforce.
The 2011 best operators for Women in Cable are Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Comcast and Bright House Networks and Suddenlink Communications.
On the programming side NBCUniversal was followed by Turner Broadcasting System, Scripps Network Interactive Discovery Communications and ESPN.
"This year, WICT's PAR Initiative identifies impressive gains for women in several categories as the industry continues to raise the bar on equitable gender employment standards," said Parthavi Das, senior vice president, strategic initiatives, WICT, in announcing the winners. "Women are nearing parity with their male colleagues at 43% of the overall cable workforce, in addition to seeing a 5 percentage point increase in senior management positions, to 3%. However, women saw losses in certain key areas, such as positions held in digital media, which slipped 5 percentage points to 31%. We will work closely with our members and the industry to identify ways to help improve results during the PAR gap year, when we will conduct complimentary 'PAR at Work' webinars and share 'Path to PAR' best practice case studies."