WICT tackled several hot topics at its annual “Tech It Out” event at SCTE in Atlanta Wed, but the dwindling number of women taking on tech roles in cable was top of mind. Despite aggressive mentoring programs and longstanding industry efforts, many in the audience gasped when moderator Leslie Ellis pointed out that the ratio of female to male cable techies has actually declined over the last 30 years. Top women in tech talk it out and offer solutions.

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