Hello Greg, 

We’ve curated one of our most impressive arrays of executives, academics, journalists, entrepreneurs and athletes ready to share their wisdom at The WICT Network 2022 Leadership Conference, October 10-11. Don't miss out on this once-a-year opportunity as we kickoff Diversity Week in New York! 

Learn more & register for the conference today

Speakers in Alpha Order

Katrina Adams

Executive, Author, TV Analyst, Former Pro Tennis Player, Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program, CBS Sports

Noopur Agarwal

VP, Social Impact, MTV Entertainment Studios, Paramount Global

Erika Andersen

Author and Founding Partner, Proteus International, Inc.

Manohar Ashwath

Global Head of Cable & Communications, Genpact  

Shannon Atkinson

Regional Vice President, Field Operations – West Region, Charter Communications (Woman to Watch - Operator)

Samira Panah Bakhtiar

Director, Global Media & Entertainment,

Amazon Web Services

Julia C. Basso, Ph.D., CYT 

Assistant Professor and Director, The Embodied Brain Laboratory, Virginia Tech

Frances Berwick

Chairman, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

Maria E. Brennan, CAE

President & CEO,

The WICT Network 

Karen Dougherty Buchholz

EVP, Administration,

Comcast Corporation 

Jill Campbell

President and Chief People and Operations Officer,

Cox Enterprises

Shannon Cassidy 

Author, Founder & CEO,

bridge between

Maia Chaka

Educator; NFL Official; Founder, Making Meaningful Change

Rhonda Nesmith Crichlow

SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications 

Jo DiSante

VP, Current Programming & Synergy,

ABC Entertainment

Stefanie Dolson

 Center, New York Liberty, WNBA 

Mary Eldridge

Client Partner, Telecom, Media & Entertainment, NTT Data 

Jessica Fischer


Charter Communications

Sujata Gosalia

EVP & Chief Strategy Officer,

Cox Communications

Makeda Mays Green

VP, Digital Consumer Insights, Nickelodeon 

Nilda Gumbs

Chief of Staff, 

NCTA - The Internet & Television Association

Lorraine Hack

Senior Client Partner,

Korn Ferry

Sandra Howe

Technology Executive and WICT Board Chair

Loren Hudson

SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Cable 

Natalie Johnson

Co-Founder & CVO, ViDL Solutions 

Megha Joshi


The Resilient Human 

Toni Judkins

SVP, Programming Development, Hallmark Media

Colleen Langner

EVP & Chief Operations Officer, Cox Communications (Woman of the Year - Operator) 

Julia Levy

Head of Global Talent Acquisition, 


Soraya Loerts 

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Liberty Global

Wonya Lucas 

President & CEO, Hallmark Media (Woman of the Year - Programmer)

Ashley McFarlin 

VP, Unscripted Development, WE TV, AMC Networks

Ann McGlennen

Chief Human Resources Officer, Midco 

Megan Miller

Intentional Living Expert

Charles Neal 

AVP, Media, Entertainment, Cable & Communications, 


Kia Painter

EVP & Chief People Officer,

Cox Communications

Shebani Patel



Lisa Prince

VP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, 


Deepa Purushothaman 

DEI Leader, Former Senior Partner at Deloitte and Author

Molly Qerim

TV Host,


Eilisa Reid

GVP, Service Delivery Applications, 

Charter Communications

Michelle Rice



Robin Roberts 

Co-Anchor, “Good Morning America” and President,

Rock’n Robin Productions

Hon. Jessica Rosenworcel

Chairwoman, U.S. Federal Communications Commission 

Detavio Samuels



Summer Sanders

Former Olympic Swimmer,

Gold Medalist,

TV Commentator and Author

Urvi Shah

VP, Global Key Account Marketing, CommScope (Woman to Watch - Technology) 

Tina Simmons

SVP, HR Xfinity, Growth, Innovation & Experience (XGIE), Comcast

Christina Spade


AMC Networks

Michelle Strong

SVP, Content Distribution & Marketing, 

A+E Networks 

Jodi Teitelman

VP, Affiliate Distribution, QVC/HSN

Aisha Thomas-Petit

Chief People & Diversity Officer, AMC Networks

Ali Velshi

MSNBC Anchor and Business Correspondent, NBC News and MSNBC

Kathryn Valentine


Worthmore Negotiations

A. Shuanise Washington

President & CEO,


Steve A. White

President & Special Counsel, Comcast 

Brianna Wiest 


Thought Catalog 

Kimberly Williams

President & CEO,

Vibrant Emotional Health 

Lisa Williams-Fauntroy

SVP, Business & Legal Affairs,

Warner Bros. Discovery (Woman to Watch - Programmer)

Leigh Woisard

SVP, Corporate Public Affairs,

Cox Communications and WICT Board Vice Chair

Register now for the 2022 Leadership Conference

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