WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic Gold Medalist and star of WE tv's "Sanya's Glam & Gold," will deliver a keynote address at the 2013 Touchstones Luncheon, scheduled for Monday, October 7, at the New York Marriott Marquis.
“Her commitment to excellence shines through in all she does, and we're looking forward to her sharing her journey with us.”
The lunch is part of the WICT Leadership Conference (October 7-8) and the cable industry's Diversity Week in New York City. WICT recognizes WE tv as the Premier Sponsor of the 2013 Touchstones Luncheon.
“WICT is delighted to welcome WE tv’s Sanya Richards-Ross to our Touchstones Luncheon,” said Maria Brennan, WICT President & CEO. “Her commitment to excellence shines through in all she does, and we're looking forward to her sharing her journey with us.”
Sanya Richards-Ross is a track and field superstar, having won numerous medals, including four gold medals, competing for the United States Olympic team. WE tv's docu-series "Sanya's Glam & Gold," which premiered in July 2013, follows Richards-Ross as she juggles her professional life as a competitive athlete and businesswoman with a high-profile marriage to NFL star Aaron Ross.
The WICT Touchstones Luncheon will showcase the 2013 Woman of the Year, Abbe Raven, Chairman, A+E Networks; and two Woman to Watch honorees, Bernadine Han, Vice President of News & Local Programming, Time Warner Cable; and Marjorie Kaplan, Group President; Animal Planet, Science Channel & Velocity; Discovery Communications. Ellen Kroner, EVP, Communications for AMC Networks, is the Honorary Chair of the Touchstones Luncheon.
More information about the luncheon, including a reservation form for individual tickets and table sponsorships, may found by visiting the WICT website.
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.