Chantilly, VA- The Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) Foundation today announced that Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR) has signed on to become a member of the 2004 WICT Leadership Circle. Charter joins Cox Communications, MTV Networks, Comcast and Time Warner Cable as the final member of the 2004 WICT Leadership Circle.
The WICT Leadership Circle provides the highest level of support for WICT's programs, services and advocacy. Additionally, the WICT Leadership Circle presents the annual WICT Foundation Benefit Gala. The 20th Annual WICT Foundation Benefit Gala will be held at the Hilton Washington on November 3, 2004 and will include a presentation of the Accolades, WICT's most prestigious awards.
"As an advocate of women in leadership positions, it's our hope that Charter's participation in the Leadership Circle will further this cause throughout the industry by our funding of WICT's outstanding programs and services towards this end," said Charter President and CEO Carl Vogel.
“We are extremely proud to have Charter Communications join Cox Communications, MTV Networks, Comcast and Time Warner Cable as a member of the 2004 WICT Leadership Circle,” said Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, WICT President & CEO. “Their financial support enhances our ability to fulfill the WICT mission to develop women leaders who transform our industry. On behalf of WICT members across the country who will benefit from their generosity, we thank them for their support of WICT's leadership programs and services and the WICT Foundation's advocacy initiatives.”
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc., a broadband communications company, provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform via Charter Digital™ and Charter High-Speed Internet Service™. Charter also provides business to business video, data and Internet protocol (IP) solutions through its Commercial Services Division. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
About the WICT Foundation
The WICT Foundation is responsible for the advocacy initiatives of Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT), the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. The WICT Foundation serves as a catalyst for industry change through research, development, advocacy and education. Its current effort, the PAR Initiative, measures and supports the advancement of industry women against the following standards: Pay Equity, Advancement Opportunities and Resources for Work/Life Support. Groundbreaking programs such as the PAR Initiative, and other WICT Foundation research on issues such as work/life balance and the business case for gender diversity, have inspired industry-wide advancements for women.
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