ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Southeast
Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) will
honor the outstanding achievement and leadership of six of its members
at the chapter’s 13th annual Red Letter Awards Gala. The
ceremony will be held Thursday, October 20 at The Ritz-Carlton, Downtown
Atlanta. The recipients of this year’s Red Letter Awards are recognized
for making significant contributions to WICT’s mission of developing
women leaders and exemplifying the chapter’s 2016 Touchstone theme,
“The Red Letter Awards are always an inspiration for our WICT Members,”
says WICT Southeast President, Denise Gough, Vice President of Business
& Legal Affairs for Scripps Networks Interactive. “It is a pleasure this
year to honor so many amazing women for their accomplishments and future
The 2016 Red Letter Award recipients are as follows:
Woman of the Year: Amy Winter,
Executive Vice President and General Manager at UP TV, will
be honored for visionary leadership and having a milestone year that
contributed to the evolution of the cable telecommunications industry.
Horizon Award for Woman to Watch:
Donna Northington, SVP Distribution Planning & Strategy, Turner,
will be celebrated for her consistent record of professional success
and job excellence.
Catalyst Award: Jennifer
Goforth, Senior Vice President of Digital Operations for Scripps
Networks Interactive, will be recognized for her significant
contributions in the industry as a woman who holds a position in
The Mentor Award: Reta Peery,
Executive Vice President and General Counsel at UP TV, will be
acknowledged for championing women’s issues in the workplace and
developing mentoring initiatives within her organization and the
Rising Star Award for Emerging Leader:
Mariel Clark, Director of Programming & Editorial Home + Travel at
Scripps Networks Interactive, along with Amy Quinn, Director,
Media Relations at Cox Communications, will be recognized for
establishing competency and success in their areas of expertise and
showing potential to be influential leaders within their organizations
and the cable telecommunications industry.
Tickets for this year’s Red Letter Awards Gala are $195 per person and
$1,650 per table (before September 7) and can be purchased online at wict.org/southeast.
Additional sponsorship information is also available on the website and
by contacting LaShaun Solomon at 678-708-6732 or LaShaun_solomon@cable.comcast.com.
Learn more on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/WICT-Southeast-137211/about)
or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wictsoutheast?fref=ts).
About WICT Southeast
Established in 1980 as one of the national organization’s first local
chapters, the Southeast Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications
consists of more than 1,100 members from Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and
Mississippi. WICT Southeast has been named “Chapter of the Year” four
times including most recently in 2015, has been recognized for
“Mentoring Excellence” four consecutive years, and also has earned
“Programming Achievement” and “Enterprise” awards by the national
organization. Please visit wict.org/southeast
for more information.
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 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest
and largest professional association serving women in the cable and
telecommunications industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter
Communications, and Turner are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners.
Please visit www.wict.org
or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.
Robyne Gordon, 404-885-0603