TURNER BROADCASTING PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL CENTER FOR WOMEN & IT TO SUPPORT WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

January 19, 2012

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) today announced a four-year partnership with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a leading media provider. Turner’s support for NCWIT, a non-profit coalition working to increase women’s participation in technology and computing careers, signals Turner’s leadership in technology innovation and its commitment to a strong and diverse workforce.

Turner will provide support for the increased participation and visibility for women in technology startups (especially those in new media), and the expansion of the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance, an affiliate of the Startup America Partnership that helps young companies build a diverse company culture, right from the start. Turner also will provide multimedia services to extend the quality and breadth of NCWIT's free resource library for computing educators and professionals, and will join other prominent corporations in the NCWIT Workforce Alliance working to recruit, retain, and advance women in technology.

“Turner creates value where media and technology intersect,” said Trish Jones, chief emerging technology officer, TBS, Inc. “Increasing the participation of women expands Turner’s ability to drive technology and media innovation to serve our richly diverse audiences.”

About Turner Broadcasting, Inc.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com and HLN; TBS, TNT, truTV and Turner Classic Movies; Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports.   

About NCWIT

The National Center for Women & Information Technology is a coalition of more than 300 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in information technology. Find out more at http://www.ncwit.org.