CHANTILLY, Va.--()--Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced the release of its "Path to PAR" report. The report focuses on leadership development practices at the 2011 Best Companies for Women in Cable, as recognized in the 2011 Pay equity, Advancement opportunities and Resources for work/life support (PAR) Survey.
“For ten years, PAR has documented notable advancements for women”
Since 2009, the PAR survey has been conducted biennially, and in the period between surveys WICT provides resources and materials to assist companies with honing their diversity and inclusion tactics. The latest report examines the best practices and programs that cable companies have in place to prepare their employees to be the leaders of tomorrow, including the use of WICT programs to augment their own efforts. The goal is to help the industry stay ahead of other industries in terms of providing opportunities for women.
"For ten years, PAR has documented notable advancements for women," said Parthavi Das, WICT's SVP & Chief of Staff, who has served as the PAR staff liaison since its launch. "Path to PAR provides an opportunity for the PAR Best Companies to highlight their efforts to create a pipeline of talented women leaders, while serving as a model for other companies."
The WICT PAR Initiative is generously supported by the Walter Kaitz Foundation and each of WICT's 19 chapters.
Added Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT's President & CEO, "As the cable industry has collectively increased the number of women in leadership positions, the need for effective leadership training continues to rise along with those numbers. WICT is proud to work with our cable partners to deliver these development opportunities. The generous support of the Walter Kaitz Foundation and our chapters across the country enables us to share these important examples in Path to PAR on behalf of women in our industry."
The report is now available for download from the website www.wictparinitiative.org
Path to PAR includes case studies and individual profiles from the 2011 PAR survey's top-five MSOs and Programmers, as designated below:
- The 2011 Best Operators for Women in Cable are Time Warner Cable; Cox Communications, Inc.; Comcast; Bright House Networks; and Suddenlink Communications.
- The 2011 Best Programmers for Women in Cable are NBCUniversal; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; Scripps Networks Interactive; Discovery Communications; and ESPN.
In addition to the Path to PAR report, in 2012 WICT conducted a series of webinars called "PAR at Work," which provided information about how members can apply lessons from the PAR Initiative in the areas of pay equity, advancement opportunities and resources for work/life support.
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.