In this issue: 

Educational Opportunities  
  • Sharpen your focus and enhance your career trajectory by "Leading with Power and Authenticity”
  • Webinar: Register now for Resilience – Your Superpower to THRIVE on March 18
The 2020 WICT Signature Luncheon is Approaching
  • Only a few tables remain
  • Individual tickets are now available
The Latest News on the 2020 WICT Leadership Conference
  • Registration now open; hotel room block will open soon
  • Complete our brief survey to help us plan an agenda that reflects your needs
Meet the 2020 Chapter Presidents & Advisors
  • Chapters are an essential touchpoint for our members across the globe
  • Presidents & Advisors play an essential role in delivering programs and resources in support of WICT's mission
Educational Opportunities
Sharpen your focus and enhance your career trajectory by
“Leading with Power and Authenticity”

Part of WICT’s Executive Development Series

April 1-3, 2020 |  The Kimpton Brice Hotel  | Savannah, GA

Only a few seats remain, so  sign up today  to gain tools
and insights that will make you a stronger leader.

Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? If so, then  Leading with Power and Authenticity  is for you.

Who should attend:
EDS is for mid-career professionals who aspire to advance to the VP level and beyond. It is an ideal stepping stone in-between WICT's Rising Leaders Program and the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI).

  • Did you know more than 25% of EDS attendees go on to participate in WICT's flagship program, BMLI?

Here's what your peers told us after experiencing the power of EDS:
  • “The instructors were phenomenal. I learned the importance of self-discovery and how that links to leading authentically."
  • “This course is invaluable and should be mandatory for emerging women leaders.”
  • “Every bit of information and knowledge gained will be applied in some aspect of my life.”
  • “Life changing. Exactly what I needed at this point in my career.”

Key takeaways:
  • Incorporate a new sense of self-awareness into your leadership development plan.
  • Identify your key values and patterns of success that are compatible with your work style. 
  • Align your priorities with work behaviors. 
  • Build a strong support system for professional and personal resiliency. 

On the final day, you will develop a tailored action plan that draws upon what you learned from the program's lectures, group exercises, peer feedback and deeply personal reflection. 

Visit our website  for more information about the program.
Kimpton Brice Hotel Savannah
Interior Kimpton Brice Hotel Savannah

EDS will take place at  The Kimpton Brice Hotel , named by Fodor's as "the coolest hotel in Savannah, GA." A combination of classic Southern charm and modern sensibilities, the hotel is centrally located in the historic district, just a cobblestone’s throw away from the famed River Street and walking distance to City Market.

WICT has secured a discounted rate of $219 plus tax, per night. You will receive further reservation details upon registration.

Note: The hotel cut-off date is March 10; register soon to ensure you have a room.
Join us Online for Resilience: Your Superpower to THRIVE

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 12:00 pm (Eastern) | Open to All Members

We all agree that we can’t control what happens around us. What we CAN control is whether we choose to react or respond.  We usually react without thinking, a normal but unconscious habit that can leave us feeling awkward, clumsy and out of control.

The first step in learning to control our response to a stressful situation is to build emotional resilience. In the workplace, studies show that teams that foster emotional resilience result in happier, healthier and more productive employees.

During this live webinar, presenter Stephanie Alfonzo will describe how simple shifts can lead to lasting changes - uncomplicated techniques that can easily fit into anyone’s daily routine.

Register for this session to learn how to manage stress for peak performance and prepare yourself to take on any challenges.

This program will be recorded for later access by WICT members.
Stephanie Alfonzo is the author of Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom: How to Build Resilience and Overcome Anxiety.

She has spent more than 20 years researching holistic, natural and scientifically proven ways to do more than just manage anxiety, but truly break free from its vice-like grip.
2020 WICT Signature Luncheon
The ballroom is nearly sold out, but we’re holding a spot just for you!

We are pleased to invite you to reserve a table or individual tickets for the 2020 Signature Luncheon , WICT’s key gender diversity and inclusion platform where industry leaders convene to recognize the achievements of the PAR Top Companies for Women to Work. The luncheon will be held at The Plaza Hotel on Thursday, April 30, in conjunction with the Cable Hall of Fame celebration later that evening.

Join us to support WICT as we honor the PAR Top Companies for Women to Work. They include:
Top Operators :

First: Comcast Corporation
Second: Cox Communications, Inc.
Third: Mediacom Communications
Fourth: Midco
Fifth: Charter Communications
Top Programmers :

First: NBCUniversal
Second: ViacomCBS*
Third (tie): Discovery, Inc.
Third (tie): ESPN
WICT’s luncheons sell out quickly and this year is no exception. Reserve your table or tickets now.

Please contact WICT’s Business Development team with any questions or to become an event sponsor. We hope to see you in New York this April.

Cindy Key | | 202-827-4780
Lesa Faris | | 202-827-4779

*This designation is based solely on CBS workforce data submitted prior to the merger and subsequent creation of ViacomCBS.
2020 WICT Leadership Conference
Registration is Open for the 2020 WICT Leadership Conference

October 5-6, 2020 | Marriott Marquis | New York, NY

The  WICT Leadership Conference  is the preeminent leadership and professional development opportunity for media professionals at all career levels. Through inspiring keynote speakers and innovative concurrent sessions covering a variety of topics, as well as connecting with industry colleagues, each attendee is immersed in leadership activities designed to help impact their career and their company's bottom line. 

Registration includes attendance at the  WICT Touchstones Luncheon  on Monday, October 5. During the luncheon, WICT will recognize our 2020  Women of the Year  and  Women to Watch  honorees.

The Diversity Week room block will open soon. All sessions will take place at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. The Diversity Week room rates, starting at $415/night, plus applicable taxes, will be available while supplies last.
Take our brief survey to help us plan an agenda that reflects your needs

We invite you to participate in the planning process for the 2020 conference by completing a short survey (less than 5 minutes). The information you provide will contribute to a program that helps you achieve your professional development goals.

The survey will be open until  Tuesday, March 17.   

Also, mark your calendar for October 5-6 for the 2020 WICT Leadership Conference in New York. We hope to see you this fall!
2020 Chapter Presidents & Advisors
WICT’s 24 domestic and international chapters are an essential touchpoint for our members across the globe, enabling them to foster relationships and develop lasting connections that support their growth as leaders. All of these dedicated individuals lend their time and expertise so generously, and are exemplary representatives of WICT and its mission.

We are delighted to introduce you to each of them below.


  • Carolinas – Christine Rodocker, VP, Distribution & Consumer Marketing, INSP
  • Europe – Emma Lyon, VP, People, Liberty Global B.V
  • Florida – Sadie Molinet, Field Marketing Manager, Spectrum Enterprise
  • Great Lakes – Darralyn Griffin, Finance Supervisor, Comcast
  • Greater Chicago – Lisa Thomas, Sr. Mgr., Procurement, CommScope
  • Greater Memphis-Jackson – Tonya Thompson, Manager, Strategic Execution, MaxxSouth Broadband
  • Greater Ohio – Jeannette Richardson, Director, Human Resources, Charter
  • Greater Philadelphia – Lisa Vetere, Sr. Director, Finance Operations, Comcast Cable
  • Greater Pittsburgh – Danielle Erringer, Sr. HR Director, Comcast
  • Greater Texas – Nikia Farria-Green, Director of Business Assurance, Comcast
  • Heartland – Terri Rice, Sr. Manager, Marketing, Cox Business
  • Latin America – Fernanda Merodio, Senior Director, Distribution, Hemisphere Media Group
  • Midwest – Lisa Neuwirth, Sr. Director, Strategic Readiness Office, Charter Communications
  • New England – Anna Ciccone, Supervisor Remote Crewing, ESPN
  • New York – Mary Susan Schilling, Director of Traffic, Formerly Charter Communications
  • Northern California – Jillian Harvey, Permitting Construction Manager, Comcast
  • Pacific Northwest – Abbie O’Dell, Senior Director Learning Services: Field Operations, Charter Communications
  • Rocky Mountain – Kukis Moran, Sr. Director, XOC, Comcast
  • Southeast – Renita Griskel, Director, Emerging Media Content, Discovery, Inc.
  • Southern California – Jennifer Miles, Director of Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney/ESPN
  • Southwest – Monica Cole Evans, Sr. Manager, Technical Project Management, Cox Communications
  • United Kingdom – Julie Agnew, Exec Director Construction & Delivery, Virgin Media
  • Virginia – Shinese Collins, Sr. Marketing Manager, Cox Communications
  • Washington DC/Baltimore – Anne Thompson, Senior Delivery Manager, Celerity


  • Carolinas – Meredith Garwood, Group VP, Tax, Charter and Sandy Howe, EVP & President, Americas, Technetix
  • Florida – Marva Johnson, VP, State Government Affairs – South Region, Charter Communications
  • Great Lakes – Michelle Gilbert, VP, Public Relations, Comcast
  • Greater Chicago – Debra Piscola, Sr. Director, Government Affairs, Comcast
  • Greater Memphis-Jackson – Jennifer Sims, CEO, Power & Telephone Supply Company
  • Greater Ohio – Jeffrey Gehrig, Area Vice President, Field Operations, Charter Communications
  • Greater Philadelphia – Marge Jackson, SVP, National Call Center Sales, Comcast
  • Greater Pittsburgh – Sherry Ott, Sr. Manager, Business Partner Project Management, Comcast
  • Greater Texas – Shameka Young, Consulting Partner, Cognizant
  • Heartland – Anne Harris, Director Marketing & Client Solutions, Cox Media
  • Latin America – María Lizarraga Iriarte, Former Titular de la Unidad de Medios y Contenidos Audiovisuales, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones
  • Midwest – Theresa Sunde, Senior Manager, Government Relations, Mediacom
  • New England – Lori LeBas, SVP, Distribution Operations and Marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Networks
  • New York – Stefanie Nimick, SVP, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, STARZ
  • Pacific Northwest – Kathleen Martin, Director of Human Resources, Charter
  • Rocky Mountain – Keely Buchanan, Director, Employee Experience, Charter Communications; and Camilla Formica, Chief Revenue Officer, NCTI
  • Southeast – Sheri McGaughy, Founder, McGaughy Law
  • Southwest – Shawn Duncan, Vice President, SWR Field Ops, Cox Communications
  • United Kingdom – Nicola Moore, Head of Employee Services, Virgin Media
  • Virginia – Toni Stubbs, VP, Technology, Engineering & Operations, Cox Communications
  • Washington DC/Baltimore – Theresa Hennesy, Board Member, Somos, Inc

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