Women's Initiative

SCTE continues to strive to implement new opportunities to nurture growth for women within cable. SCTE has strengthened its commitment to progress by incorporating diversity and inclusion into new and existing programs. These include sessions for women at the SCTE-Tuck Executive Leadership Program at Dartmouth College and the SCTE Georgia Tech Management Program, as well as the SCTE Leadership Conference. SCTE is creating specific initiatives to drive diversity and inclusion on the board, committee and chapter levels and working closely with other industry associations to accomplish similar ends. SCTE has instituted a Diversity Council chaired by prominent women in the industry that will help to identify programs that can support the needs of diverse groups. Learn more about SCTE’s key Women’s Initiative programs below.


Women's TechConnect Program

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) launched this national mentorship initiative designed to help educate and retain women in the technology fields of the cable industry. Women's TechConnect is a formal mentorship program that pairs Women in Technology (WIT) award winners, each of whom is a leader and innovator, alongside less tenured, high potential, women in the cable technology field. The goal of the program is to provide a crucial support system to better equip mentees to overcome workplace challenges, while helping them rise through the cable ranks until they themselves become the leaders and innovators. SCTE and WICT support the mentors/mentees by providing online resources and tools, underwriting event registrations and memberships, as well as a sense of community, as the designated mentees embark on their mentoring journey.

Women In Technology award winners have the honor of becoming Women’s TechConnect Mentors.

Learn More About Women’s TechConnect


Women in Technology Award
Created in 1995 to recognize and honor leading women technology professionals, the annual Women in Technology Award acknowledges the achievements of one woman who has demonstrated outstanding personal and professional growth and significantly contributed to the cable telecommunications industry. The Women in Technology Award is presented in partnership with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and Communications Technology Magazine.

See This Year’s Honoree and Learn More

Tech It Out
WICT’s 2017 Tech It Out Conference will be held on October 19, 2017 as part of SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo, in Denver, Colorado. SCTE•ISBE partners with WICT to advance their Tech It Out Initiative.

WICT's Tech It Out Initiative was launched in 2009 with a goal to create strong women leaders in technology, while also raising awareness about the vast opportunities for women in cable technology.