Women in Cable Telecommunications Launches First International Chapter

Nov 08, 2012, 17:03 ET from Women in Cable Telecommunications

UK Chapter Debuts with London Event on November 12

CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a strategic effort to further its mission and expand its resources to more women, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) will hold its first international event in London on November 12.

The inaugural event is sponsored by Discovery Communications, and marks the debut of the UK Chapter. Attendees will learn about the benefits of WICT membership and its highly-rated leadership development programs and resources, while learning the specific cultural nuances relative to establishing a WICT Chapter in the UK.

"Our mission is to develop women leaders who transform our industry, and we are pleased to extend the advantages of the WICT network to our colleagues in the UK and thank our UK volunteers for their time and expertise during our planning phases," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. "Thanks to advancements in technology, we are better equipped than ever to grow our footprint and help create training programs and networking opportunities on a global scale."

The UK Chapter is WICT's first exploration of international expansion, adding to 19 domestic chapters. As the oldest and largest organization serving women professionals in television programming and distribution, WICT is at the forefront of an industry undergoing constant change. Since its founding in 1979, WICT has remained steadfast in its resolve to advance the position and influence of women through proven leadership programs, original research and professional resources at both the National and Chapter level.

About WICT
For over thirty 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 9,700 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., AMC Networks/WE tv and Suddenlink Communications are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

WICT Contact: Talton Gibson

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SOURCE Women in Cable Telecommunications