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Remembering Lucille Larkin

With heavy hearts, we share the news of the passing of Lucille Larkin, a visionary co-founder of WICT and esteemed member of the Greater Philadelphia chapter. Lucille's life and career journey are nothing short of extraordinary. From her early days studying mime at the University of Sorbonne to her illustrious career spanning journalism, public relations, and real estate, Lucille embodied the essence of a true #badass leader and epitomized the WICT touchstones.

 

Lucille's resilience and fearlessness were evident throughout her life. Despite facing health challenges, she remained undeterred in her commitment to connecting with others and inspiring those around her. Her willingness to engage, even during difficult times, serves as a testament to her indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication to her community.

Lucille's contributions to the telecommunications industry are immeasurable. As the co-founder of Women in Cable and Telecommunications, she played a pivotal role in empowering thousands of professional women across the nation. Her extensive career in journalism, public relations, and association management showcased her versatility and passion for driving positive change.

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From her days as an on-air journalist in Washington, DC, to her role as Vice President for Public Affairs at the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), Lucille left a permanent mark on the industry. Her work with Larkin and Company Marketing Communications further solidified her reputation as a trailblazer, supporting the launch of new cable TV programmers and advising companies seeking cable franchises.

Lucille's legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Her boundless energy, innovative spirit, and unwavering commitment to excellence serve as a beacon of hope for all who strive to make a difference in the world.

 

 

In honoring Lucille Larkin, we pay tribute not only to her remarkable achievements but also to the remarkable woman she was—a fearless leader, a catalyst for change, and a beloved friend and mentor to many.

 

Please join me in reaffirming our commitment to continuing the work that she started, our mission of developing women leaders who change the industry. Together, let us honor Lucille's legacy by carrying forward her vision and advocating for gender equality and empowerment in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors.

 

May her memory live on in the hearts of those she touched, and may her legacy continue to illuminate the path forward for us all.

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