CHANTILLY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that Scripps Networks Interactive will sponsor the inaugural session of its Senior Executive Summit, a leadership development program created for the most senior women executives in cable. The program will take place March 10-14, 2013, on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, CA.
“Three of our top women executives, Cynthia Gibson (EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary), Kathleen Finch (SVP/GM, HGTV), and Tamara Franklin (SVP, Affiliate Operations & New Media Distribution), will participate in this inaugural year.”
The WICT Senior Executive Summit is a master class immersion program designed for the highest ranking women in cable, and it will provide senior women executives with the tools and knowledge they need to hone their skills and bring more value to their organizations. The curriculum for the program is specifically customized for women in cable and is being taught by leading professors and business leaders through Stanford. More information about the program may be found on the WICT website at www.wictSES.org.
"Scripps Networks Interactive is pleased to partner with WICT in sponsoring the Senior Executive Summit," said Kenneth W. Lowe, Scripps Networks Interactive, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This is an unparalleled opportunity for senior women executives to continue to refine their skills. The powerful combination of WICT and the Stanford Graduate School of Business offers executives in our industry an extraordinary setting to further enhance their leadership strengths.
"Three of our top women executives, Cynthia Gibson (EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary), Kathleen Finch (SVP/GM, HGTV), and Tamara Franklin (SVP, Affiliate Operations & New Media Distribution), will participate in this inaugural year."
Stated WICT President & CEO, Maria E. Brennan, CAE, "On behalf of all of us at WICT, we thank Scripps Networks for their leadership and support of the Senior Executive Summit and long-standing commitment to women in cable."
Added WICT's Vice President of Business Development, Lesa Faris, "WICT is able to offer outstanding leadership opportunities for women in cable because of the support we receive through these critical relationships with companies such as Scripps Networks Interactive. In return, we are pleased to offer them maximum exposure to key audiences throughout WICT's network of nearly 10,000 members and 19 chapters."
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 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 www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.