Walk of Fame is an inspiring signature event and celebration of the influential leaders in cable. Each year, 500+ gather to honor veteran leaders, up-and-coming talent, and game-changing industry contributors who exemplify WICT’s Touchstones of Leadership.  This evening event attracts industry attendance from all levels, including national C-suite executives. Honorees embody WICT’s vision to create women leaders who transform our industry.  To sponsor a table, please see the Registration and Sponsorship Packages section

Date and Time:
Thursday, May 10, 2018

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  Honoree VIP Reception (invite only)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm General Reception
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner and Awards

Location:
Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse Street
Denver, CO   80237

Map and Directions

Nominations are open 01/08/18 – 01/26/18 for WICT Rocky Mountain’s highest honors!

Nomination Eligibility:
The WICT Touchstones of Leadership are the primary criterion used for selecting award winners. Please review and incorporate them into your nomination. All nominees except the Young Woman to Watch must be a member of the WICT Rocky Mountain Chapter and must reside in Colorado, Nebraska, or Utah – or spend at least half of their time in one of those states.

Selection Process:
Winners will be selected by a committee of past honorees and current WICT RM Board Members, based on the criteria outlined on the nomination forms.

Award Recipient/Honoree Notification:
Honorees will be notified by a personal email in February 2018.

PLEASE READ: The cross-industry Walk of Fame Award Selection Committee members might not have had any experience or interactions with the nominee. Please be as specific and detailed as possible, as this nomination form is all that will be used for the selection process.

Each form should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Please click on a category below to submit your nomination:

Woman of the Year
  • A female in the Telecommunications Industry at the VP level or above who exemplifies the WICT Touchstones of Leadership and embodies WICT’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry.
  • A leader who has made increasingly significant contributions throughout her career to her company and the overall industry.
  • An individual who has achieved top industry status and shows great resolve to help others along their path.
  • An individual who champions gender diversity efforts, embraces exemplary diversity and inclusion practices, and who consistently enables women in Telecommunications to achieve their full potential, as evidenced through her passion, words, and actions.
  • An individual who takes initiative, leads by example, is a role model to others in the industry, and demonstrates strong leadership skills and business savvy.
Woman in Technology
  • A female in the Telecommunications Industry at the Director level or above who exemplifies the WICT Touchstones of Leadership and embodies WICT’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry.
  • A leader who has made increasingly significant contributions throughout her career to her company and the overall industry because of her impressive technical knowledge and accomplishments, and/or her demonstrated expertise in delivering new products or technology.
  • An individual who is committed to the continued growth of women pursuing careers in technology.
  • An individual who is committed to supporting Middle School, High School, and/or College student STEM outreach and programs.
  • An individual who takes initiative, leads by example, and whose passion about technology inspires others.
Mentor of the Year
  • A male in the Telecommunications Industry at the Director level or above who exemplifies the WICT Touchstones of Leadership and embodies WICT’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry.
  • An individual with a strong history of mentoring and coaching women throughout his career.
  • An individual who champions gender diversity efforts, embraces exemplary diversity and inclusion practices, and who consistently enables women in Telecommunications to achieve their full potential, as evidenced through his passion, words, and actions.
  • An individual who supports the development and/or expansion of mentoring programs within his company and/or the industry.
  • An individual who takes initiative, leads by example, is a role model to others in the industry, and demonstrates strong leadership skills and business savvy.
Industry Partner of the Year
  • A Telecommunications Industry company/representative that is a key champion of the WICT Rocky Mountain Chapter, exemplifies the WICT Touchstones of Leadership, supports WICT’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry, and is not a Cable Operator or Programmer.
  • A company/representative that champions gender diversity efforts, embraces exemplary diversity and inclusion practices, and who consistently enables women in Telecommunications to achieve their full potential, as evidenced through the company’s/representative’s passion, words, and actions.
  • A company/representative that takes initiative, leads by example, is a role model to other companies/people in the industry, and demonstrates strong leadership and business savvy.
  • Company must have a Colorado presence, and/or representative must be a member of the WICT Rocky Mountain Chapter and must reside in Colorado, or spend at least half of their time in the state.
Woman to Watch
  • A female in the Telecommunications Industry at the Supervisor, Manager/Sr Manager, or Director/Sr Director level (or equivalent) who exemplifies the WICT Touchstones of Leadership.
  • A rising leader who shows tremendous potential, growth, and impressive professional accomplishments
  • A rising leader with a strong commitment to her company and the industry at large.
  • A rising leader who takes initiative, leads by example, and whose passion about their work inspires others.
Young Woman to Watch
  • A female High School or college student who exemplifies the WICT Touchstones of Leadership.
  • A student who demonstrates remarkable potential through her extraordinary leadership, creative problem-solving, and courage in the face of life’s challenges.
  • A student who shows tremendous potential, growth, and impressive personal, school, and community accomplishments.
  • A student who takes initiative, leads by example, and whose passion inspires others.
  • Ideally, a student with an interest in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) or Telecommunications career
  • Nominee must reside in Colorado, Nebraska, or Utah.
  • Registration and Sponsorship Packages

    At this time WICT RM  at this time will only be selling packages to walk of fame (no individual seats will be sold) please contact Jill Hayes with WICT RM Sponsorship at wict.rm.sponsorship@gmail.com if you are interested in a sponsorship package. 

    Sponsorship Packages

    Platinum ($20,000)          4 10-person tables
    Premium VIP seating
    Full page ad in program
    Featured in all WOF promotional materials
    Event signage
    VIP cocktail party signage
    5 VIP party invitations with complimentary valet parking

    Gold ($10,000)                   2 10-person tables
    VIP seating
    Full page ad in program
    Featured in all WOF promotional materials
    Event signage
    5 VIP party invitations with complimentary valet parking

    VIP Reception ($5,000)     1 10-person table
    VIP seating
    1/2 page ad in program
    Event signage
    VIP cocktail party signage
    5 VIP party invitations with complimentary valet parking

    Table Sponsor ($3,500)      1 10-person table
    Preferred seating
    1/4 page ad in program
    Event signage

    Please Click Here to submit your sponsorship online.  Please email wict.rm.sponsorship@gmail.com with any sponsorship questions.

  • Awards

    Each year, WICT Rocky Mountain awards its highest honors at Walk of Fame:

    Woman of the Year

    A leader who is passionate about the industry and is a representative to the broader business community.  An admired mentor with a history of supporting other women and being actively engaged in developing people at all levels within her organization.  Someone who holds an executive-level position (Executive Director and above) within the industry.

    Woman in Technology

    A woman who has made significant contributions to her organization’s success and the industry through her impressive technical knowledge and accomplishments or her expertise in bringing new products or businesses to fruition (Director and above).  Someone who is passionate about the continued growth of women pursuing careers in technology.

    Mentor of the Year

    A male role model with a strong history of mentoring others throughout his career. A leader (Executive Director and above) who contributes significantly to organizational success and whose interpersonal skills inspire others to strive for excellence. An individual who supports the development and/or expansion of mentorship programs within his company as well as the industry.

    Industry Partner of the Year

    A person who demonstrates strong leadership skills, business savvy and is a non-operator or a programmer. Someone who through their passion, words, and actions, consistently enables other women to achieve their full potential. An individual who leads by example and is a role model to those around them. An individual who takes initiative, embraces diversity and individuality, and raises the bar for themselves and those around their group (Executive Director and above).

    Woman to Watch

    A leader and a mentor who is highly regarded by her superiors, peers and subordinates.  A woman who has a significant impact on her organization’s success and shows great potential for future career growth.  Someone who inspires, supports and motivates others.   Someone who is a rising leader in the industry (entry level to Senior Director).

    Young Woman to Watch 

    This award honors a high school or college student who demonstrates remarkable potential through her extraordinary leadership, creative problem-solving and courage in the face of life’s challenges.

  • WICT Touchstones of Leadership

    KNOW YOURSELF and what you stand for and where you are headed

    You must understand who you are before you can decide who you want to be. Take stock of your strengths and weaknesses, and understand your limitations. Set realistic goals for yourself, keeping in mind that a balance between work and life makes for a healthy leader. Maintain your own morals, values and ethics, so you can hold yourself to the high standards you set. Unleash the leader within you, taking control of your career and steering it in the precise direction you want to go.

    COMMUNICATE with passion and poise, in writing and in-person.

    The strongest communicato​​rs do more than just talk. Aspire to deliver a speech powerful enough to inspire an entire auditorium or to put pen to paper in such a way that others can be rallied into action through the power of your words. Learn to negotiate for the best possible outcomes with both logic and compassion. The ability to do all this will make you a communicator who embodies conviction and passion – qualities a great leader needs to succeed.

    LISTEN with more than just your ears.

    Strive to be an active listener who processes what is being conveyed and learn from people through their words. It is by listening with your heart, as well as your head, that you will build lasting relationships strengthening your cohort and helping others around you to grow along the way.

    CONNECT to your peers, your industry, and everything around you.

    You cannot move forward without a keen understanding of your network – the people you work with and the industry you work in. Immerse yourself in the economics and business practices that affect your company, clients, and colleagues. Keep your ear to the ground. Be aware of your competition and gain the upper hand. Build a support system for yourself and those within your community. Great leaders get connected and stay connected, using every ounce of information to their advantage.

    BE A CATALYST and set the wheels of change in motion.

    Progress is never made by standing still or by relying on the same old ideas. As a leader you must push the envelope to transform our industry with innovative concepts that are bigger and better than ever before. Take initiative. Raise the bar. Demand equality on all fronts and embrace diversity. Above all, never accept less respect than you offer others, because change can only take hold if it is grounded in respect.

    BE FEARLESS and confident in your convictions as you take risks and bring others along.

    To be a great leader, look fear in the eye and turn it to your advantage as the force driving you into uncharted territory. Use the adrenaline to keep climbing the corporate ladder. Don’t surrender or retreat. Commit to your vision and believe in it above everything else. Others will sense your conviction and be willing to follow – without fear.

    INSPIRE and others will follow.

    Rally those around you to support your vision. Be a mentor, a guide, and a role model – one who learns from what she teaches. Help those around you achieve their full potential with a helping hand that paves the way for future leaders. Be dynamic and strong, and you will inspire others to embrace your vision as the one they want to be part of, and the one they choose to follow.

  • Why Attend?

    Walk of Fame is a wonderful way to support your colleagues and an excellent opportunity to network with a variety of professionals and leaders in the industry. The evening begins with a cocktail hour open to all guests and includes dinner and an awards ceremony. It is also a great opportunity to gain insights from honorees and keynote speakers on leadership, personal development, lessons learned and more.

  • History of Walk of Fame

    WICT Rocky Mountain held its first Walk of Fame event in 2000 as a small awards ceremony for WICT members and industry professionals. Today, the Walk of Fame has grown to become the annual “who’s who” event for professionals in the cable telecommunications industry, attracting more than 600 guests each year. Honorees are announced in advance of the Walk of Fame event and their achievements are highly publicized throughout the industry. This even sells out every year, so get your tickets early!

  • Learn More

    To learn more about Walk of Fame please contact wict.rm.info@gmail.com

  • 2017 WICT Rocky Mountain Honorees

    Woman of the Year: Robyn Tolva, Charter Communications

    Woman in Technology: Arianne Hinds, CableLabs

    Mentor of the Year: Rich Jennings, Comcast

    Industry Partner of the Year: Slalom Consulting

    Young Woman to Watch: Ashley Berry

    Women to Watch:

    Frances Augustine, Comcast

    Kinsey Civili, Charter

    Kei Foo, Charter

    Lisa Vandemark, CSG

    Robin Veit, Starz

    Emily Wingers, Comcast

  • Past Walk of Fame Honorees and Inductees

    2000 Inductees

    Colleen Abdoulah, President and CEO WOW! Internet and Cable

    June Travis, WICT National Past President  National Cable TV Museum

    Ruth Warren, Formerly of Jones Intercable

    2001 Inductees

    Ann Carlsen, Founder and CEO Carlsen Resources, Inc.

    Pat Thompson, Senior Vice President Daniels & Associates

    Jillaina Wachendorf, Starz Encore Group

    2002 Inductees

    Joanne Lintjer, Daniels & Associates

    Nancy Murphy, AT&T Broadband

    2003 Inductees

    Midge Pierce, VP Programming Starz Encore Group

    Mary White, SVP Comcast Cable, Colorado Market

    Linda Williams, VP Human Resources Time Warner Cable National Division

    2004 Inductees

    Lee Clayton Roper, SVP Operations Midwest Division Charter Communications

    Charlotte Field, Senior Vice President Comcast

    Ellen Filipiak, SVP Customer Care Adelphia Communications

    Lisa Lee, CEO Broadband Insights LLC

    Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO Encore International

    2005 Inductees

    Leslie Grayson, Group VP Operations Time Warner Cable, National Division

    Catherine Kilstrom, SVP Customer Care Comcast West Division

    2005 Honorees

    Ron Cooper, President & COO Adelphia Communications

    Rebecca Lim, Senior Director of Advanced Services Starz Entertainment Group

    2006 Inductees

    Debbie Egner, SVP Affiliate Sales and Support  Starz Entertainment

    Nancy McGee, SVP Marketing and Sales  Adelphia Communications

    2006 Honorees

    Louise Atkinson, SVP Communications Media Teletech

    Connie Campbell, SVP Operations Finance  Adelphia Communications

    Bonnie Cleaver, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives Comcast Media Center

    Ed Nafus, CEO & President CSG Systems, Inc.

    Nancy Sanders, VP Group Operations & Division Marketing  Time Warner

    2007 Inductees

    Judi Allen, President ALLEN Strategies

    Cathy Fogler, VP, Video Programming & Product Management Charter Communications

    2007 Honorees

    Cindy Bennett, President Organic People, Inc.

    Brad Dusto, President Comcast West Division

    Leslie Ellis, Independent Analyst, Columnist, Author Ellis Edits

    2008 Inductee

    Tracy Baumgartner, Vice President Public Relations Comcast West Division

    2008 Honorees

    Grace Egan, VP Product Engineering Time Warner Cable

    Marwan Fawaz, Chief Technology Officer and EVP  Charter Communications

    Sherisse Hawkins, VP Software Engineering Time Warner Cable

    Jana Henthorn, SVP Programs and Education The Cable Center

    2009 Inductees

    Kelly Bumann VP, Brand Strategy & Marketing Communications Starz Entertainment

    Jill Stark, Vice President, West Operating Group  Charter Communications

    2009 Honorees

    Tom Feige, Regional Vice President of Northeast/National Division  Time Warner Cable

    Dr. Richard R. Green, President and CEO CableLabs

    Sara Baack, Senior Vice President, Voice Services  Level 3 Communications

    2010 Inductee

    Abby Pfeiffe,r Senior Vice President, Human Resources  Charter Communications

    2010 Honorees

    Scott Binder, Senior Vice President Mile High Region Comcast

    Carol McBride, Senior Director, New Product Technology Development Comcast Spotlight

    Gary Traver, Senior Vice President and COO  Comcast Media Center

    2011 Inductees

    Cynthia Carpenter, Vice President, Marketing Americas iBAHN

    Maria Popo, President, Americas Ubee Interactive

    2011 Honorees

    Michael Hayashi, EVP Architecture Time Warner Cable

    Marti Moore, VP of Web Technology – Customer Experience Charter Communications

    Cindy Parson,s VP of Public Relations Mile High Region Comcast

    Ruth Rohs, Manager of Community Relations Mile High Region, Comcast

    2012 Inductee

    Cathy Kuo, Chief Marketing Officer WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone

    2012 Honorees

    Debbie Fitzgerald, Principal Architect CableLabs

    Shelly Harper, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production Altitude Sports & Entertainment

    Steve Raymond, Senior Vice President, National Accounts Disney ESPN Media Networks

    Joe Rooney, Senior Vice President Brand Marketing, Social Media & Advertising Cox Communications

    2013 Inductee

    Amy Blair, Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer Liberty Global

    2013 Honorees

    Billi Capra, Vice President, Broadcast Services Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

    Nancy Davoust, Distinguished Engineer Comcast

    Peter Kalan, CEO/President CSG International

    Jodi Robinson, Vice President Starz Entertainment

    2014 Inductee

    Maggie Chan Jones, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Level 3

    2014 Honorees

    Angela Rinaldo, Senior Director, Video Operations Charter

    Michael Turner, President & CEO, RevGen Partners

    Steve White, West Division President, Comcast

    2015 Inductee

    Kathy Carrington, Senior VP-Corporate Services, Charter Communications

    2015 Honorees

    Rich DiGeronimo, Executive VP, Product & Strategy, Charter Communications

    Tom Gorman, President, opXL, LLC

    Maria Rothschild, Director, National Video Deployment Engineering, Comcast

    2016 Inductee

    Sarah Gustashaw, VP of Finance for the West Division, Comcast

    2016 Honorees

    Morag Barrett, CEO, SkyeTeam

    Judy Batenburg, Senior Vice President of IT Services, Starz

    Christopher Marsh, Vice President of Web and Commerce Engineering, Time Warner Cable

    The honorees were nominated through a confidential and comprehensive process by colleagues, mentors, fellow members and leaders throughout the industry.