Washington, D.C. — Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has issued a call for nominations for the 2015 Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch awards. The awards will be presented at the Touchstones Luncheon, September 28, in New York during the WICT Leadership Conference, held in conjunction with the cable industry's Diversity Week. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 26, 2015, at 5:00 pm (Eastern).
The Woman of the Year Award is bestowed on a woman who has made significant contributions throughout her career to her company and the overall cable telecommunications industry. She is at the top and shows great resolve to help others along their path.
The Woman to Watch Award is bestowed on a woman who shows tremendous promise for transforming the industry through her professional accomplishments. She has already demonstrated exemplary leadership skills in her company and a strong dedication to the industry. There will be one honoree designated from a programmer and one from an operator.
"WICT is proud to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our industry's outstanding leaders by bestowing the Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch awards," said WICT President & CEO Maria E. Brennan, CAE. "The honorees are exemplary role models for others to emulate."
For more information on the Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch criteria or to submit nominations, visit the WICT website.
Past recipients of the Woman of the Year award include Christine Driessen, Abbe Raven, Carol Hevey, Nomi Bergman, Brooke Johnson, Jill Campbell, Lynn Yaeger, Cyma Zarghami, and Laureen Ong. Past recipients of the Woman to Watch award include Jennifer Mirgorod, Deborah Picciolo, Bernie Han, Marjorie Kaplan, Jennifer Hightower, Jennifer Robertson, Jennifer Dorian, Kathleen Finch, Veronica Sheehan, Vicki Lins, Eileen O'Neill, Wonya Lucas, Robin Sangston, Marlene Dooner, and Ellen East. A complete list of past honorees is available on the WICT website.
For over thirty-five years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With nearly 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit http://www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.