In this issue: 

Executive Development Series: Registration Open for Fall Sessions
  • Executive Leadership Presence: November 3-4, 2021
  • Leading with Power and Authenticity: November 3-5, 2021

2021 Betsy Magness Graduate Institute: Reimagining the Modern Workforce
  • Exclusively for BMLI alumnae
  • In-person program scheduled for November 18-19, 2021
  • Registration now open; save $100 by signing up before August 1, 2021

Beyond the Hashtag: Stop Asian Hate - Recording Available
  • Series seeks to present real-world solutions by moving workplaces from dialog to action
  • Panelists shared their perspectives regarding the violence and harmful rhetoric experienced by AAPI communities

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  • Stay up-to-date on the latest WICT news, and learn more about the business case for gender diversity, equity and inclusion
Executive Leadership Presence • November 3-4, 2021

Leading with Power and Authenticity • November 3-5, 2021

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe • San Diego, CA

The Executive Development Series (EDS) is designed to help mid-career professional women build skills that are critical to effectively delivering results within their organizations, with a focus on mastering competencies vital to success at the director and VP level. The two seminars of the series, Executive Leadership Presence and Leading with Power and Authenticity, may be taken in any order.

What you need to know:

  • We are excited to see you in person for both programs in the series this fall! Visit our website for important information about our response to COVID-19.
  • Each program within the series stands independent of the other and may be attended in any order.
  • Seating is limited in both programs and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Executive Leadership Presence
November 3-4, 2021

Executive Leadership Presence is designed to develop leadership presence as a means to inspire confidence, engage and influence others, and maintain productivity while increasing visibility and career mobility. This program will introduce participants to a unique framework and toolkit of 12 specific attributes, skills and thought processes that work together to help them build knowledge and expertise.

Here's what past attendees said about their experiences at Executive Leadership Presence:

  • The Executive Leadership Presence seminar provides the missing links in career development and sheds light on the things that keep you from moving up in your career - all in a candid and safe environment.

  • EDS was the best investment I have made in myself in years. The women I met are a network of new friends and colleagues I look forward to supporting and growing with!

  • Absolutely valuable information presented with passion and practiced with other women hungry to learn. Must-have training for aspiring women leaders.

Leading with Power and Authenticity
November 3-5, 2021

As leaders, we need to know the skills and functions of management. Yet it is authenticity—using your own unique characteristics to lead—that can have exponential impact, especially in difficult times like we are experiencing. Leading with Power and Authenticity offers sessions of interactive exploration, weaving together theory and practice, where attendees will:

  • Remember their unique contributions as women leaders
  • Re-ground themselves in their own leadership mission
  • Review sources of power to achieve their leadership vision
  • Re-establish integration of work and personal lives
  • Renew energy depleted by multiple life demands
  • Reconnect to energetic women professionals who form a powerful network

Here's what past attendees took away from Leading with Power and Authenticity:

  • This course impacted me to my core and built skills that will make me a great leader, friend, daughter and self-advocate.

  • EDS: LWPA was a safe space to explore my challenges, triumphs, failures, and insecurities with some truly amazing women. The feedback I received was so generous and I have a new set of tools - plus increased confidence to use them.

  • LWPA was one of the best training experiences due to the amazing women that attended and Elaine’s unique wisdom, insights and guidance. A must-do!
2021 BMGI: Reimagining the Modern Workforce
November 18-19, 2021

Four Seasons Hotel • Baltimore, MD

Exclusively for BMLI Alumnae

Once again, WICT is partnering with leading experts at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to design an experiential program, rooted in data, to address topics most pertinent to BMLI alumnae. Leveraging the power of the BMLI community, facilitated discussions and group brainstorming will explore how to reimagine career and work as we emerge from the pandemic.

The program will address timely challenges, including:

  • Blending virtual and in-person work
  • Reconnecting as teams, functions and organizations
  • Transitioning family and lifestyle back to in-person or hybrid work arrangements
  • Fostering psychological safety
  • Enabling safe risk-taking and courageous vulnerability

Take a look at what past attendees have said about their BMGI experience:

  • So many takeaways, both professionally and personally.

  • I have the same spark and warm feelings I had from my first time with BMLI. Thank you for helping me push the ‘reset’ button.

  • The session is a good recharge and a reminder of leadership concepts I can always benefit from hearing again.

The 2021 program is scheduled to take place in person at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore. Alumnae are invited to join us for a reception with the current BMLI classes on the evening of Wednesday, November 17.

As part of our recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, WICT and the Walter Kaitz Foundation presented a powerful panel to address ways to #StopAsianHate.

Panelists shared their perspectives regarding the violence and harmful rhetoric experienced by AAPI communities, the societal factors that lead to such incidents, and discussed a path forward for civil engagement, advocacy and community activism for members of the AAPI communities and their allies.

Meet the panelists & moderator:
Sujata Gosalia
EVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Cox Communications
Mindy Kang Hwang
Executive Director, NGAN Product Management
Margaret G. "Peggy" Kim 
Founder, iSTANDtv & FUTURE NOW Media Foundation, Inc.
Katherine Liu
EVP, Strategy & Operations
Viacom International Media Networks
Click here to download our #StopAsianHate Resources document which provides a sampling of the many resources available to help support AAPI communities.

This session was part of WICT's Beyond the Hashtag Learning Series, established in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, which ignited a global campaign about the obstacles women encounter routinely in their professional lives. The series seeks to present real-world solutions by moving workplaces from dialog to action in an effort to build inclusive and equitable workplace cultures that end bias, bigotry and prejudice.
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