WICT Announces Speaker Lineup for 2013 Leadership Conference

Women in Cable Telecommunications has unveiled its initial speaker lineup, representing a cross-section of executives from throughout different facets of the industry, for its 2013 Leadership Conference.

The event is scheduled for Oct. 7-8 at the New York Marriott Marquis as part of the cable industry’s Diversity Week activities.

"WICT is honored to have such an extraordinary roster of thought leaders and experts in a variety of fields joining us for WICT's Leadership Conference," said conference chair Mary Meduski, excutive vice president and CFO of Suddenlink Communications. "The conference planning committee has been working diligently to build a program that will inspire and educate our participants, and we look forward to adding to this already impressive list of speakers as the conference draws closer."

More information about the conference, including the complete schedule can be found at www.wictconference.org

The speaker lineup includes industry executives, entrepreneurs and academic thought leaders:

Allyson Ahlstrom, Founder, Threads for Teens

Adria Alpert Romm, SEVP, Human Resources & Global Diversity, Discovery Communications

Catherine Avgiris, EVP & CFO, Comcast Cable

Sarah Barnett, President, Sundance Channel

Jill Campbell, EVP & COO, Cox Communications

Shannon Cassidy, Founder & CEO, bridge between, inc.

David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation

Malaak Compton-Rock, Founder & Director, The Angel Rock Project

Marianne Cooper, Sociologist, The Clayman Institute; Lead Researcher, Lean In

Jesse Draper, CEO, Valley Girl, Inc.; Creator & Host, The Valley Girls Show

Christine Driessen, EVP & CFO, ESPN, Inc.

Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer, Levo League

Mary Falkenstern, Faculty, Speech-Language Pathologist, Speakeasy Inc.

Michele Ganeless, President, Comedy Central

Judy Girard, Former President, Food Network & HGTV

Sandy Howe, SVP, Market Development, ARRIS

Jane Hyun, Founder & President, Hyun & Associates, Inc.

Henna Inam, CEO, Transformational Leadership

Neen James, Productivity Expert; President, Neen James Communications

Dr. Izzy Justice, Founder Emeritus, EQmentor, Inc.

David Kenny, Chairman & CEO, The Weather Company

Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Network & The SyFy Channel; Chairman, USA Network and Springboard Enterprises

Julie Laulis, COO, Cable ONE, Inc

Cindy McConkey, SVP, Corporate Communications, Scripps Networks Interactive

Mary Meduski, EVP & CFO, Suddenlink Communications

Sonia Nagar, Co-founder & CEO, Pickie

Laureen Ong, President, Travel Channel

Donna Speciale, President, Turner Entertainment & Young Adult Ad Sales, Turner Entertainment Networks

Karen Sumberg, EVP, Center for Talent Innovation and Principal, Hewlett Chivee Partners

Amy Tykeson, President, CEO & Chairperson, BendBroadband