Diversity Week for the cable and telecommunications industry is underway in NYC. An annual celebration of the critical role diversity plays in the business, Diversity Week is held by the industry’s diversity organizations: Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), the T. Howard Foundation and the Walter Kaitz Foundation. Time Warner Cable has a strong presence at this year’s celebration with various leaders being honored and participating in events and panel discussions that focus on key issues that impact diversity and career advancement.
The WICT Leadership Conference, the preeminent conference for educating women in the industry, kicked off the week with inspiring keynote sessions, innovative workshops, and forums for exchanging ideas with fellow peers and leadership. At the event’s Touchstone Luncheon, Bernadine (Bernie) Han, Vice President of News and Local Programming for Time Warner Cable, was honored as one of WICT’s 2013 Woman to Watch. Bernie was one of two women selected for showing tremendous promise for transforming the industry through their professional accomplishments.
Bernie is responsible for the daily operations and journalistic integrity of 16 24-hour news channels across the country, including TWC’s flagship news station, NY1. Bernie’s high standards and unwavering dedication to news has been instrumental in bringing viewers critical news coverage during some of the most significant news events of the past two decades.
To sneak a peek into a day in the life of Bernie, check out the video below.
Diversity Week will continue with the 27th Annual NAMIC Conference, the industry’s premier educational forum that explores how diversity and inclusion are essential for the future growth of the ever changing media and cable industry. Several TWC leaders will join industry leaders in various panels, classes and discussions, including our Chairman and CEO, Glenn Britt, who will be speaking in a master class, Leading & Learning: Legacy of a Leader. He will talk about his journey and career, which has spanned more than four decades. Additionally, four senior TWC leaders will also be honored at the NAMIC conference as CableFAX’s 2013 Most Influential Minorities in Cable.
Rounding out the week is the 30th Annual Kaitz Dinner, a special evening devoted to recognizing diversity leaders from inside and outside the cable industry. Among the honorees is the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), who will be presented with the 2013 Diversity Advocate award for their unwavering commitment to diversity. Through partnerships with organizations and companies in the cable industry, including Time Warner Cable, LULAC has made great strides in their many impactful initiatives to empower the Hispanic population in the U.S.
To learn more about any of the diversity organizations, please visit their website:
T. Howard Foundation www.t-howard.org
The Water Kaitz Foundation www.walterkaitz.org