January 6 Las Vegas Event Will Continue to Showcase WICT’s Gender
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that the WICT
Signature Luncheon will be held during CES® 2017 in Las
Vegas, Nevada on Friday, January 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Signature Luncheon will be located in the ARIA Hotel. ARIA is home
to C Space, a program at CES for the advertising, content, entertainment
and marketing communities, making it the ideal co-location for WICT. The
WICT Signature Luncheon,which made its debut in 2010, serves as
one of WICT’s key diversity and inclusion initiatives, showcasing the
superlative achievements that support the advancement of women.
“On behalf of the WICT Board of Directors, we are very excited to bring
the WICT Signature Luncheon to CES, the largest media and technology
event in the country,” said WICT President & CEO Maria E.
Brennan, CAE. “As we continue to shine a spotlight on the business
imperative surrounding gender diversity, CES offers WICT a strong
platform to highlight progress and showcase solutions.”
“We are happy to welcome WICT to CES, with its focus on ensuring women
have every opportunity to excel in media and technology,” said Gary
Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association™.
“The cable industry is a trailblazer when it comes to women in
leadership positions and organizations like WICT have helped foster the
advancement of women. This partnership is a natural synergy for
highlighting the innovative strides women are making in the tech and
WICT proudly recognizes Comcast NBCUniversal as the Premier
Sponsor of the WICT Signature Luncheon, as well as Champion Sponsors Accenture
and Neustar, Inc.
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 media. With over 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and
largest professional association serving women in the 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.
CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of
consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for
innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years—the global stage
where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As
the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the
industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM,
the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S.
consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders
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