Our 2024 Walk of Fame event will be held on May 17th, 2024 at the Denver Performing Arts Center. Stay tuned for more information.

Walk of Fame is an inspiring celebration of influential leaders in cable, who go above and beyond, push for success and change that brings immeasurable impact to our industry. 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.

2024 Honorees

Woman of The Year

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Lori Lantz

Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, CableLabs

Woman in Tech

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Trista Caldwell

VP, Strategic Planning, Comcast

Mentor of The Year

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Elena Ritchie
GVP, Video Experience, Charter Communications

Industry Partner

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Leader to Watch

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Jayme Eichner

Sr Sales Executive, Slalom Consulting

Leader to Watch

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Alysen Hargrove

Director, Sales & Marketing (Xfinity Communities), Comcast

Leader to Watch

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Meenu Haseen

Sr Manager, Data Platforms, Charter Communications

Leader to Watch

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Karen Rice

Sr Director, Technical Delivery, Charter Communications

Leader to Watch

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Valerie Sharkey

Sr Manager, Program Management, Comcast

Leader to Watch

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Candice Walkinshaw

Sr Director, Charter Communications

Rising Star

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Morgan Huettel

Manager, Employee Engagement – Launch Management, Charter Communications

Rising Star

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Stacey Romero

Sr Manager, Accessibility, Charter Communications

Rising Star

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Chelsea Young

Director, Product Design, Charter Communications

Young Person to Watch

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Vivan Vovan

Student, Colorado School of Mines

Volunteer of The Year

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Jhann Burke

Sr Manager, Product Management, Charter Communications

Location:

Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Schedule:

5:00 – 6:15:  General Reception

6:20:  Opening Entertainment: Company Performance Team from Mile High Dance Center

6:30:  Dinner

7:00 – 8:30:  Walk of Fame Program

8:30 – 10:00:  Afterparty

Lodging

  • You and your out-of-town guests are welcome to reserve a room at the Hotel Teatro at discounted rates until May 1st. Reservations can be made by calling Juliana Lombardi, Sales Coordinator, at 303-228-1104 and ask for The WICT Network discount for the May 17th Walk of Fame event. Discounted Parking is also available at $25/night.

Parking & Ground Transportation for the Event

  • The Arts Complex Parking Garage can be accessed at 13th St & Arapahoe St. These are the parking rates:
    • Event Rate – $15
    • <1 hour – $5
    • 1-2 hours – $7
    • 2-5 hours – $10
    • 5-12 hours – $16
    • 12-24 hours – $21
    • Each additional 12 hours – $11
  • Use the RTD Trip Planner – Rail lines D, F, and H; all stop at the Theatre District-Convention Center station and multiple Bus routes stop within one block of the complex.

We are incredibly grateful for our sponsors and auction donors. Some examples of auction items we are looking for:

  • Sporting equipment and accessories
  • Technology tools and gadgets
  • Restaurant gift certificates
  • Entertainment experiences (music, sports, etc.)
  • Personal care experiences (spas, salons, etc.)
  • Travel experiences (lodging, airfare, etc.)

This is a list of suggestions, we are open to all ideas! Please contact the following lisa_wright@comcast.com for more information.

We have multiple sponsorship opportunities for Walk of Fame. Please reach out to our Sponsorship and Registration team for ticket information.

Email: wict.rm.sponsorship@gmail.com

The WICT Network: 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!

Explore below to see who has been honored (last 10 years).

2023 Honorees

Award Name Title Company
Woman of the Year Amy Lynch President, Northeast Division Comcast
Woman in Tech Katie Collins Sr. Director, Mobile Services & Product Experience Charter Communications
Mentor of the Year David Debrecht Vice President, Wireless Technologies CableLabs
Industry Partner Computer Futures
represented by Elizabeth Lam
Sr. Community Program Manager
Leader to Watch Barbara Nelms Director, Technology Standards & Certifications Charter Communications
Leader to Watch Devaki Parma Director, Wireless Products Charter Communications
Leader to Watch Jana Cornelison Sr. Manager, Business Intelligence & Process Effectiveness Comcast
Leader to Watch Stephanie Brawley Sr. Director, Video Operations Charter Communications
Leader to Watch Veronica Bloom Sr. Director, Data Science Charter Communications
Rising Star Becky Woods Project and Executive Manager The Cable Center
Rising Star Dana Linton Principal Engineer Charter Communications
Rising Star Petr Kucheryavyy Sr. Manager, Accessibility Charter Communications
Lifetime Achievement Charlotte Field SVP, Network Operations Charter Communications
Lifetime Achievement Sherita Ceasar Former SVP, Technology Environment & Strategy Comcast
Volunteer of the Year Elizabeth Moorhead Principal Security Engineer Charter Communications

 

2022 Honorees

Award Name Title Company
Woman of the Year Shannon Saviers Vice President Sand Cherry Associates
Woman in Technology Michelle O. Johnson Sr. Director, Planning and Design Comcast
Mentor of the Year Camilla Formica Chief Revenue Officer NCTI
Industry Partner of the Year Stacey Slaughter President, CEO NCTI
Lifetime Achievement Award Jana L. Henthorn Industry Leader, Community Activist
Leader to Watch Raquenel Garcia Sr. Director, Data Insights Charter
Leader to Watch Michelle Vendelin Director, Innovation Services CableLabs
Leader to Watch Kelly Overton Sr. Product Manager Charter
Leader to Watch Hope Pompey Sr. Manager, Tech Ops Comcast
Leader to Watch Hannah Hardi Marketing Director The Cable Center
Leader to Watch Gia Roe Director, Lab Engineering Charter
Leader to Watch Crystal Allen Executive Director, Customer Engagement Marketing CSG
Rising Star Prathima Chaganty Operations Engineer Comcast
Rising Star Jessica Loomer Sr. Manager, Accessibility Charter
Young Person to Watch Laura Ivonne Jaime Gonzalez DSST College View High School

2020/2021 Honorees

Award Name Title Company
Woman of the Year Dana Filip-Crandall SVP, Customer Experience and Call Center Operations Comcast
Woman in Technology Jennifer Andreoli-Fang Distinguished Technologist CableLabs
Mentor of the Year Brian Lucyk Managing Director Slalom Consulting
Industry Partner of the Year Larry Wolcott President Rocky Mountain SCTE
Leader to Watch Stacy Adams Senior Manager, Innovation & Incubation Comcast
Leader to Watch Michelle Hunt Director, Engineering Charter
Leader to Watch Kevin Uyeno Director, Project Deployment Charter
Leader to Watch Susan Woolard Principal Engineer, Voice Engineering Comcast
Leader to Watch Michael Wulf Manager, HR Analytics Charter
Rising Stars Andrea Carricato Service Delivery Coordinator Zayo
Rising Stars Shelly Moorman Senior Enterprise Product Manager Charter
Young Person to Watch Keidyfer Leon Student Overland High School

2019 Honorees

Award Name Company
Woman of the Year Jodi Robinson Charter
Woman in Technology Elisia Reed Charter
Mentor of the Year Shane Portfolio Comcast
Industry Partner of the Year Rachel Beisel CableLabs
Leader to Watch Cindi Thompson Charter
Leader to Watch Jen Shadboldt Charter
Leader to Watch Janice Silver The Cable Center
Leader to Watch Megan McCourt-Merk Sand Cherry Associations
Leader to Watch Jill Johnson Comcast
Leader to Watch Jason Foisy Comcast
Rising Stars Denise Hunt Comcast
Rising Stars Daisy Henderson Comcast
Rising Stars Robin Perman Comcast
Rising Stars Courtney Beckham Charter
Young Woman to Watch Monserrat Vazquez The Cable Center

 

Award Name Title Company
Woman of the Year Jana Henthorn President & CEO The Cable Center
Woman in Technology Laura Moche Senior Director Engineering Charter
Mentor of the Year David Eng Distinguished Engineer Comcast
Industry Partner of the Year Sand Cherry Boutique Consulting Firm Sand Cherry
Woman to Watch Holly Hinze Director Commercial/Residential Products Charter
Woman to Watch Marjorie Truitt Director Residential Product Reporting Charter
Woman to Watch Kelley Rapoza Director Technology Services Charter
Woman to Watch Jennifer Kramer Director Human Resources Comcast
Woman to Watch Christina Stephens Director Technical Operations Comcast
Woman to Watch Lisa Schwab UpRamp/Cable Labs
Young Woman to Watch Sravani Katamaneni STEM School Highlands Ranch

 

17th Annual Walk of Fame May 25th, 2017
NAME Award Company
Robyn Tolva Woman of the Year Charter Communications
Adrianne Hinds Woman in Technology Cablelabs
Rich Jennings Mentor of the Year Comcast
Slalom Consulting Industry Partner of the Year Slalom
Ashley Berry Young Woman to Watch
Frances Augustine Woman to Watch Comcast
Kinsley Civili Woman to Watch Charter Communications
Kei Foo Woman To watch Charter Communications
Lisa Vandermark Woman To watch CSG
Robin Veit Woman To Watch Starz
Emily Winger Woman  To Watch Comcast
16th Annual Walk of Fame 2016
NAME Award Company Title
Jenelle Chaplin Woman To Watch Comcast Director, Customer Care Strategic Initiatives (west division)
Shashikala Shamarao Woman To Watch Charter Communications Director, Technology Services
Erin Kusmierski (Toney) Woman To Watch Charter Communications Director, Wireless Internet Products
Grace Wiggins Woman To Watch Charter Communications Sr. Supply Chain Demand Planner
Natalie Makowka Woman To Watch Comcast Sr. IT Solutions (Comcast Business)
Judy Batenburg Woman in Technology Starz SVP IT Services
Christopher Marsh Mentor of the Year TWC VP of Web & Commerce Engineering
Sarah Gustashaw Woman of the Year Comcast VP, Finance Mountain West
16th Annual Walk of Fame May 21, 2015
NAME Award Company Title
Kathy Carrington Woman of the Year Charter Communications Senior VP-Corporate Services
Rich DiGeronimo Mentor of the Year Charter Communications Executive VP, Product & Strategy
Maria Rothschild Woman in Technology Comcast Director, National Video Deployment Engineering
Tom Gorman Partner of the Industry opXL, LLC President
Megan Reeder-Holman Woman to Watch Starz Entertainment, LLC VP of Sales & Affiliate Marketing
Pamela Kelley Woman to Watch Comcast Senior Director Human Resources – Nat’l Customer Ops
Angela Peleschka Woman to Watch Comcast West Division Vice President Credits and Collections
Cat Reusswig Woman to Watch Time Warner Cable Sr. Director Web Portals, Engineering Web & Commerce
Kris Shrader Woman to Watch Comcast West Division Director of Outsourcing Operations
15th Annual Walk of Fame May 22, 2014
NAME Award Company Title
Maggie Chan Jones Woman of the Year Level 3 Senior VP, Marketing
Steve White Mentor of the Year Comcast – West Division President
Michael Turner Partner of the Industry RevGen Partners President & CEO
Angela Plomondon Woman in Technology Charter Communications Senior Director, Video Operations
Cheryl Davis Woman to Watch Charter Communications Senior Director, Product Management
Sally Huriaux Woman to Watch Comcast – Mile High Region Director, Project Management
Adrianne Steiss Woman to Watch CSG International Executive Director, Global Corporate Marketing
Michelle White Woman to Watch Comcast – West Division Senior Director, FP&A
MacKenzie Roebuck-Walsh Woman to Watch Comcast – West Division Manager, Customer Experience
14th Annual Walk of Fame May 2, 2013
NAME Award Company Title
Amy Blair Woman of the Year Liberty Global, Inc. Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Peter Kalan Mentor of the  Year CSG International Chief Executive Officer and President
Nancy Davoust Woman in Technology Comcast Cable Distinguished Enginneer Systems & Security Architect
Jodi Robinson Woman in Technology Starz Entertainment VP Internet & Interactive Technology
Billi Capra Teamwork in Innovation Altitude Sports & Entertainment Vice President, Broadcast Services
Kim Carroll Woman to Watch Charter Communications Senior Director Strategic Program Management Office
Camille Hammond Woman to Watch Disney & ESPN Media Networks Senior Director Field Sales
Veronica “Roni” Jellison Womant to Watch Comcast Cable – West Division VP, Business Class Customer Service Stategy & Operations
Lori Lemmen Womant to Watch WOW! Internet Cable Phone Director, Program Management Office
Kalpa Subramanian Woman to Watch Comcast Cable Director, National Engineering & Technical Operations
Alexandra Ballas Woman to Watch Comcast Cable Manager Public Relations Mile High Region

View a pdf of award categories


Woman of the Year

  • A female in the Telecommunications Industry at the VP level or above who exemplifies The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership and embodies The WICT Network’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry.
  • An Executive who has made increasingly significant contributions throughout their career to their company and the overall industry.
  • An Executive who has achieved top industry status and shows great resolve to help others along their path.
  • An Executive 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 their passion, words, and actions.
  • An Executive who takes initiative, leads by example, is a role model to others in the industry, and demonstrates strong leadership skills and business savvy.
  • An Executive who is active in their support of, and/or time with The WICT Network Global and/or the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
  • Nominee must have at least five years total in the industry (does not have to be consecutive).
  • Nominee must be a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter by 02/01/24, as confirmed by The WICT Network Global, and reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states.

Woman in Technology

  • A female in the Telecommunications Industry at the Director level or above who exemplifies The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership and embodies The WICT Network’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry.
  • A leader who has made increasingly significant contributions throughout their career to their company and the overall industry because of their impressive technical knowledge and accomplishments, and/or their demonstrated expertise in delivering new products or technology.
  • A leader who is committed to the continued growth of women pursuing careers in technology, champions gender diversity efforts, embraces exemplary diversity and inclusion practices.
  • A leader who is committed to supporting Middle School, High School, and/or College student STEM outreach and programs.
  • A leader who takes initiative, leads by example, and whose passion about technology inspires others.
  • A leader who is active in their support of, and/or time with The WICT Network Global and/or the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
  • Nominee must be a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter by 02/01/24, as confirmed by The WICT Network Global, and reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states.

Mentor of the Year

  • An individual in the Telecommunications Industry at the Director level or above.
  • An individual in the Telecommunications Industry who exemplifies The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership and embodies The WICT Network’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry.
  • An individual with a strong history of mentoring and coaching women throughout their career.
  • An individual who consistently enables women in Telecommunications to achieve their full potential, as evidenced through their passion, words, and actions.
  • An individual who supports the development and/or expansion of mentoring programs within their company and/or the industry.
  • A leader who is active in their support of, and/or time with The WICT Network Global and/or the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
  • Nominee must be a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter by 02/01/24, as confirmed by The WICT Network Global, and reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states.

Industry Partner of the Year

  • A Telecommunications Industry company/representative that is not a Cable Operator or Programmer.
  • A company/representative who is a key champion of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter, exemplifies The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership, and supports The WICT Network’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry.
  • A company/representative 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 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.
  • If nominating a company, company must have a Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and/or Nebraska presence.
  • If nominating an individual, they must be a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter by 02/01/24, as confirmed by The WICT Network Global, and reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states.

Leader to Watch

  • A leader in the Telecommunications Industry at the Manager, Sr. Manager, Director, or Sr. Director level (or technical equivalent) who shows tremendous potential and growth, and with impressive professional accomplishments.
  • A leader who exemplifies The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership.
  • A leader who champions gender diversity efforts, embraces diversity and inclusion practices.
  • A leader with a strong commitment to their company and the industry at large.
  • A leader who takes initiative, leads by example, and whose passion about their work inspires others.
  • A leader who is active in their support of, and/or time with The WICT Network Global and/or the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
  • Nominee must have at least one year in the industry.
  • Nominee must be a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter by 02/01/24, as confirmed by The WICT Network Global, and reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states.

Rising Star

  • A front/first line leader (a people manager of individual contributors) or individual contributor in the Telecommunications Industry.
  • A rising star who exemplifies The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership.
  • A rising star who leads by example, and demonstrates remarkable potential through their extraordinary performance, engagement, and impact on their team.
  • A rising star who shows a willingness to grow personally and professionally.
  • Nominee must have at least one year in the industry.
  • Nominee must be a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter by 02/01/24, as confirmed by The WICT Network Global, and reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states.

Young Person to Watch

  • A current or recently graduated (in the last 6 months) High School or College student who exemplifies The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership.
  • A High School or College student who demonstrates remarkable potential through their extraordinary leadership, creative problem-solving, and courage in the face of life’s challenges.
  • A High School or College student who shows tremendous potential and growth, and who has impressive personal, school, and community accomplishments.
  • A High School or College student who takes initiative, leads by example, and whose passion inspires others.
  • Ideally, the nominee will have an interest in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Technology, or Telecommunications career.
  • Nominee must reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time in one of those states.

Lifetime Achievement

  • An individual who retired (or is retiring) from the Telecommunications Industry at the VP level or above in 2023 or 2024 who has made increasingly significant contributions throughout their career to their company and the overall industry.
  • An individual who exemplifies The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership and embodies The WICT Network’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry.
  • An individual with a reputation as a mentor and/or sponsor in the industry and inspires those around them.
  • 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 their passion, words, and actions.
  • An individual who is active in their support of, and/or time with The WICT Network Global and/or the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
  • Nominee must have at least ten years total in the industry (does not have to be consecutive).

Woman of the Year

  • How does the nominee exemplify The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership? Please address all 7.
  • How does the nominee embody The WICT Network’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry?
  • What high level contributions has the nominee made to their company and the industry?
  • How does the nominee champion gender diversity efforts and embrace exemplary equity, diversity, and inclusion practices?
  • How does the nominee take initiative, lead by example, serve as a role model to others in the industry, and/or demonstrate strong leadership skills and business savvy?
  • How is the nominee active in their support of, and/or time with The WICT Network Global and/or the Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • Does the nominee have at least five years total in the industry (does not have to be consecutive)?
  • Is the nominee a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • Does the nominee reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, or Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states?
  • How do you think this nominee would react to being chosen for this award?
  • Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this nominee?
  • Include at least two endorsements from the nominees’ supervisor, peers, and/or industry leaders. Include names, titles, and email addresses. (May be uploaded as one or more separate documents here).

Woman in Technology

  • How does the nominee exemplify The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership? Please address at least 4 of the 7. Many previous winners’ nominations have included all 7.
  • How does the nominee embody The WICT Network’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry?
  • Tell us about the nominee’s technical passion and knowledge, technical accomplishments, and/or demonstrated technical expertise.
  • How does the nominee support Middle School, High School, and/or College student STEM outreach and programs?
  • How is the nominee active in their support of, and/or time with The WICT Network Global and/or the Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • Is the nominee a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • Does the nominee reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, or Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states?
  • How do you think this nominee would react to being chosen for this award?
  • Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this nominee as it relates to this award?
  • Include at least two endorsements from the nominees’ supervisor, peers, and/or industry leaders. Include names, titles, and email addresses. (May be uploaded as one or more separate documents here).

Mentor of the Year

  • How does the nominee exemplify The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership? Please address at least 4 of the 7. Many previous winners’ nominations have included all 7.
  • How does the nominee embody The WICT Network’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry?
  • How has the nominee mentored women throughout their career?
  • How has the nominee mentored men throughout their career?
  • How has the nominee supported the development and/or expansion of mentoring programs within their company and/or the industry?
  • How is the nominee active in their support of, and/or time with The WICT Network Global and/or the Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • Is the nominee a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • Does the nominee reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, or Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states?
  • How do you think this nominee would react to being chosen for this award?
  • Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this nominee as it relates to this award?
  • Include at least two endorsements from the nominees’ supervisor, peers, and/or industry leaders. Include names, titles, and email addresses. (May be uploaded as one or more separate documents here).

Industry Partner of the Year

  • Tell us about this company – what is its professional mission?
  • How does the company champion The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership? Please address at least 4 of the 7. Many previous winners’ nominations have included all 7.
  • How does the company champion The WICT Network’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry?
  • How does the company champion gender diversity efforts and embrace exemplary equity, diversity, and inclusion practices?
  • How does the company consistently enable women in Telecommunications to achieve their full potential, as evidenced through the company’s/representative’s passion, words, and actions?
  • How is this company/representative a role model to other companies/people in the industry?
  • Does this company have a Colorado presence?
  • If you are nominating an individual, are they a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • How do you think this company’s leadership/representative would react to being chosen for this award?
  • Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this company/representative as it relates to this award?

Leader to Watch

  • How does the nominee exemplify The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership? Please address at least 4 of the 7. Many previous winners’ nominations have included all 7.
  • How does the nominee show tremendous potential and growth?
  • What are the nominee’s high level professional accomplishments?
  • How is the nominee committed to their company and the industry?
  • How does the nominee champion gender diversity efforts and embrace exemplary equity, diversity, and inclusion practices?
  • Does the nominee have at least one year in the industry?
  • How is the nominee active in their support of, and/or time with The WICT Network Global and/or the Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • Is the nominee a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • Does the nominee reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, or Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states?
  • How do you think this nominee would react to being chosen for this award?
  • Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this nominee as it relates to this award?
  • Include at least two endorsements from the nominees’ supervisor, peers, and/or industry leaders. Include names, titles, and email addresses. (May be uploaded as one or more separate documents here).

Rising Star

  • How does the nominee exemplify The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership? Please address at least 4 of the 7. Many previous winners’ nominations have included all 7.
  • Is this nominee a front/first line leader (a people manager of individual contributors) or an individual contributor?
  • How does the nominee show tremendous potential?
  • How does the nominee show a willingness to grow personally and professionally?
  • Does the nominee have at least one year in the industry?
  • Is the nominee a member of The WICT Network Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • Does the nominee reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, or Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states?
  • How do you think this nominee would react to being chosen for this award?
  • Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this nominee as it relates to this award?
  • Include at least two endorsements from the nominees’ supervisor, peers, and/or industry leaders. Include names, titles, and email addresses. (May be uploaded as one or more separate documents here).

Young Person to Watch

  • Is the nominee a current or recently graduated (in the last 6 months) High School or College student?
  • How does the nominee exemplify The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership? Please address at least 4 of the 7. Many previous winners’ nominations have included all 7.
  • How does the nominee demonstrate their leadership, creative problem-solving, and/or courage in the face of life’s challenges?
  • What are the nominee’s high level personal, school, and/or community accomplishments?
  • Is the nominee interested in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Technology, or Telecommunications career?
  • Does the nominee reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, or Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states?
  • How do you think this nominee would react to being chosen for this award?
  • Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this nominee as it relates to this award?

Lifetime Achievement

  • Is this nominee retiring in 2024, or did they retire in 2023 from the Telecommunications Industry?
  • How does the nominee exemplify The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership? Please address all 7.
  • How does the nominee embody The WICT Network’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry?
  • What high level contributions has the nominee made to her company and the industry?
  • How has the nominee mentored and/or sponsored others in the industry?
  • How does the nominee inspire those around them?
  • How does the nominee champion gender diversity efforts and embrace exemplary equity, diversity, and inclusion practices?
  • How is the nominee active in their support of, and/or time with The WICT Network Global and/or the Rocky Mountain Chapter?
  • Does the nominee have at least ten years total in the industry (does not have to be consecutive)?
  • Does the nominee reside in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana, or Wyoming – or spend at least half of their time supporting teams/employees in one of those states?
  • How do you think this nominee would react to being chosen for this award?
  • Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this nominee?
  • Include at least two endorsements from the nominees’ peers and industry leaders. Include names, titles, and email addresses. (May be uploaded as one or more separate documents here).
  • Complete your nomination in Word or Google Docs and then return to the survey and paste in your answers. You can download all survey question HERE. NOTE: You will not be able to return to your session once you exit, so please have all information ready to submit when you access the form. Reach out to wict.rm.wof@gmail.com with any submission questions.
  • Complete one nomination form/survey per individual/nomination (you can return when complete to submit another nomination).
  • If completing live, download a PDF of The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership HERE, or keep a window open with the Touchstones readily available, as they are critical to your nomination.
  • Check to see if the person you are nominating has won the award in the past before submitting. You can view Walk of Fame Award winners from the past 10 years HERE.
  • Include at least two endorsements from the nominees’ supervisor, peers, and/or industry leaders (at least one VP or above, if possible). These can be brief paragraphs and don’t need to be full letters of recommendation. Include the name, title, and email address for each endorser.
  • Endorsements from multiple people at multiple levels, across multiple companies is ideal for Woman of the Year, Woman in Technology, and Mentor of the Year nominations.
  • Endorsements from the nominees’ direct supervisor and peers is required for Leader to Watch and Rising Star nominations.
  • Compiling one nomination on behalf of a group of people/organization/company is preferable to multiple individual nominations, when possible.
  • Please keep in mind that the cross-industry Walk of Fame Award Selection Committee members might not have had any experience or interactions with your nominee. Please be as specific and detailed as possible, as the nomination forms and endorsements are all that will be used for the selection process.
  • You can make changes to your nomination until you click “submit” on the last page.
  • Complete one survey for each nomination. After submission, you will see a Thank You page, and then you will be routed back to the start to complete another nomination (optional).

The WICT Network Touchstones of Leadership form the foundation for all of WICT’s initiatives serving as a compass along the path of strategic and effective leadership development.

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.

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