|[August 18, 2014]
WICT Southeast Announces Winners of the 11th Annual Red Letter Awards
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--
in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Southeast Chapter will
honor the outstanding achievement and leadership of six of its members
at the chapter's 11th annual Red Letter Awards Gala. The
ceremony will be held Thursday, October 16 at the Ritz-Carlton in
Atlanta and will be hosted by Rene Syler, co-host of Exhale on Aspire
TV, author, breast cancer advocate and on-the-go mom. The recipients of
this year's Red Letter Awards are recognized for making significant
contributions to WICT's mission of developing women leaders and
exemplifying the chapter's 2014 Touchstone (News - Alert) theme, "Inspire."
"It is an honor to celebrate this year's Red Letter Award honorees. The
individual and collective contributions of each honoree are an
inspiration to those in cable and telecommunications industry and
beyond," said Kathy Gray, president of the WICT Southeast Chapter. "Rene
Syler has served as a leader and inspiration to so many, and we couldn't
think of a finer host for this celebration."
The 2014 Red Letter Award recipients are as follows:
Woman of the Year: Shirley
Powell, executive vice president of corporate communications for The
Weather Company, will be honored for visionary leadership
and having a milestone year that contributed to the evolution of the
cable telecommunications industry.
Horizon Award for Woman to Watch:
Sheila Hicks, vice president of sales operations for Cox (News - Alert) Communications,
will be celebrated for her consistent record of professional success
and job excellence.
Catalyst Award: Karen
McCague, vice president of workforce services for Scripps Networks
Interactive, will be recognized for her significant contributions
in the industry as a woman who holds a position in technology.
The Mentor Award: Jerilyn
Bliss, vice president of corporate communications, along with Denise
Gough, vice president of legal affairs for Scripps Networks Interactive,
will be acknowledged for championing women's issues in the workplace
and developing mentoring initiatives within their organization and the
Rising Star Award for Emerging Leader:
Jennifer Schultz, senior director of analysis-technology for Cox
Communications, will be recognized for establishing competency and
success in her area of expertise and for being an influential leader
within her organization and the industry.
Tickets for this year's Red Letter Awards Gala are $195 per person,
$1,850 per table and $3,400 per two tables. The early bird pricing of
$1,750 per single table can be enjoyed if purchased by September 1. All
tickets and tables can be purchased by contacting Kimberly Beckwith,
senior director of partnerships for the chapter. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 404-274-6484.
About WICT Southeast
Established in 1980 as one of the national organization's first local
chapters, the Women in Cable Telecommunications Southeast Chapter
consists of more than 1,100 members from Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and
Mississippi. WICT Southeast has been named "Chapter of the Year" three
times, has been recognized for "Mentoring Excellence" four consecutive
years, and also has earned "Programming Achievement" and "Enterprise"
awards by the national organization. Please visit wict.org/southeast
for more information.
For thirty-five 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 (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert) for more information.
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