In this issue: 

Register Now for The WICT Network's 2022 Leadership Conference
  • Join The WICT Network in New York or on your favorite remote device for our Leadership Conference: The Great Reset, October 10-11, 2022
  • Journalist and best-selling author Robin Roberts to headline Day 2
  • Learn more & register now

Executive Development Series: Registration Open for Fall Programs
  • Register for Leading with Power and Authenticity or Executive Leadership Presence
  • Seating is limited in both programs and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis

Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Coaching Culture: A Business Imperative for Leading Today
  • All members are invited to join Tanea Flanders for this interactive session on increasing opportunities for coaching as an essential approach for developing women leaders
  • Live program will take place Thursday, June 9, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern)
  • Learn more & register now

Calling All BMLI Alumnae: Join The WICT Network for the 2022 Betsy Magness Graduate Institute
  • BMLI graduates are invited to register today for the 2022 Betsy Magness Graduate Institute (BMGI)
  • The program provides one-and-a-half days of focused instruction and discussion on key management challenges

Chapter Leader Spotlight: A Cultural Celebration of AAPI Heritage Month
  • Meet representatives from the boards of The WICT Network: Florida, Greater Philadelphia, Northern California and Southeast Chapters
  • Learn how these leaders embrace their culture, support their peers, and more

@WICTHQ on Social Media
  • Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Stay up to date on the latest news from The WICT Network, and learn more about the business case for gender diversity, equity and inclusion
Not a member? Join The WICT Network or renew today!
Robin Roberts, Co-Host of ABC's Good Morning America and New York Times Best-Selling Author to Headline Day Two of 2022 Leadership Conference

will once again kick off Diversity Week in New York
Robin Roberts

The WICT Network recently announced that veteran journalist and best-selling author Robin Roberts will address the audience during the Tuesday opening general session of the 2022 Leadership Conference. This year’s conference takes place Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Roberts is the co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, founder and president of Rock'n Robin Productions and a New York Times best-selling author.

Join us as we take a deep dive into the newest, cutting-edge business innovations and workplace solutions to address business strategy, human capital, productivity, psychological safety, DEI and what it means to be a great leader today. In-person and hybrid participation options are available; visit www.wict.org to register for either the in-person program or the hybrid option.
Accommodations - New York Marriott Marquis

Plan now to join us LIVE in New York! Make your hotel reservations at the New York Marriott Marquis today to lock in the room rate of $339/night (plus tax). Click here to reserve your room.

Guest rooms and rates are subject to availability.
Register Now for The WICT Network's Executive Development Series:

Leading with Power and Authenticity
&
Executive Leadership Presence
The WICT Network's 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!
  • Seating is limited in both programs and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
EDS: Executive Leadership Presence

October 19-20, 2022 | Rancho Bernardo Inn | San Diego, CA


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 two-day 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. You will walk away with a firm understanding of the following:

  • Personal Confidence: Values and Self
  • Elements of Communication: Verbal, Vocal and Non-Verbal
  • Strategic Messaging

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

  • Branding is something that's talked about all of the time from a product perspective. But rarely is the opportunity presented to talk about personal branding. I was looking forward to this content, and it over-delivered – loved every minute of it!

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

  • 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: Leading With Power and Authenticity

October 19-21, 2022 | Rancho Bernardo Inn | San Diego, CA


As leaders, we rely on effective management skills to get things done. For exponential impact, however, authentic and powerful connections – to self and others – distinguish leaders who inspire trust and confidence from their peers and high-performing teams. Leading with Power and Authenticity provides an experiential learning environment, weaving together theory and practice, where you will:

  • Ground yourself in your personal and leadership mission.
  • Strategically link to sources of power for achieving your vision.
  • Renew energy depleted by multiple life demands.
  • Uncover your unique qualities as a woman leader.
  • Re-integrate work and personal lives.
  • Connect with other leaders to form a powerful network.
  • Engage in candid Q&A with a panel of top industry leaders.

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

  • I learned so much about myself and the inner strength it took to get me this far, and how I can harness that in my current position and beyond to be a better leader.

  • 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 the presenters' unique wisdom, insights and guidance. A must-do!
Upcoming Webinar: 
Creating a Coaching Culture: A Business Imperative for Leading Today

Thursday, June 9, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern)
Tanea Flanders, EVP, Global Learning & Leadership Development, Mediabrands
Join The WICT Network and Tanea Flanders, EVP, Global Learning & Leadership Development, Mediabrands, as we discuss key practices for using internal and external resources to increase opportunities for coaching as an essential approach for developing women leaders.

The increased number of coaching providers seeking to democratize coaching makes it more accessible to employees at every level. Explore ways women leaders can ensure greater access to coaching resources for their organization to help address challenges with burnout, imposter syndrome, work-life needs, and career development.

In this discussion we will explore:

  • Building the business case to scaling coaching within organizations.
  • Using data-driven tactics for establishing diverse coaching programs.
  • Advancing personal leadership development through coaching.
Note: This complimentary webinar is open to all members. The WICT Network records all webinars and posts them in our Online Learning Library.

Interested in having your company sponsor this webinar? Reach out to ckey@wict.org for more information.
Betsy Magness Graduate Institute (BMGI)

November 14-16, 2022 | InterContinental Buckhead | Atlanta, GA

Exclusively for BMLI alumnae


As a BMLI graduate, we invite you to register today for the 2022 Betsy Magness Graduate Institute (BMGI) to enhance your leadership insights and boost your strategic vision for the future.

Created in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), The WICT Network's BMGI provides one-and-a-half days of focused instruction and discussion on key management challenges and opportunities relevant to today's top media leaders.
Alongside this year's fresh content, expect to experience all that you've come to appreciate about Betsy Magness programs. You will not only learn about the latest trends in leadership and strategic thinking from innovative subject matter experts, but there will be ample time for networking with your peers.

The program will open with a reception at 6:00 pm on Monday, November 14 (to include Classes 46 and 47 of BMLI) and will conclude by 12:30 pm on Wednesday, November 16. All sessions will take place at Atlanta's InterContinental Buckhead.

Registration is now open for the 2022 program, and for a limited time you can take advantage of a special $100 discount.

Take a look at what past attendees had to say about the BMGI program:

  • So many takeaways, both professionally and personally.
  • I have the same spark and warm feelings I had from my first time with BMLI. This was worth the money and time. I look forward to this again next year. Thank you for helping me push the ‘reset’ button.
  • The session is a good recharge and a good reminder of leadership concepts I can always benefit from hearing again.

Additional program details will be announced soon.
Accommodations - InterContinental Buckhead

Plan now to join us LIVE in Atlanta! InterContinental Hotels brings a new luxury lifestyle experience in the chic Buckhead area with spacious newly-renovated executive rooms, a redesigned lobby, and a garden reminiscent of a classic manor home with southern charm. Make your hotel reservations at the InterContinental Buckhead today to lock in the room rate of $239/night (plus tax). Click here to reserve your room.

Guest rooms and rates are subject to availability.
Chapter Leader Spotlight:
A Cultural Celebration of AAPI Heritage Month
Jennilee Carrera
Product Manager, Comcast; Sponsorship Co-Director, The WICT Network: Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Kasey Ferrua
Regional Training Manager, Charter Communications; Membership Chair, The WICT Network: Florida Chapter
Sujata Gosalia
EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Cox Communications; Advisory Board Member/Executive Champion, The WICT Network: Southeast Chapter
Christine Nguyen
Project Manager, Comcast; Director of Marketing, The WICT Network: Northern California Chapter
Vutny Un
Senior Specialist, Marketing & Sales Ops, Comcast; Director of Board Strategy, The WICT Network: Northern California Chapter
May is observed as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, when we recognize the significant contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in our society. AAPI Heritage Month celebrates a variety of cultures, including all Asian continents and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). (Learn more about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

In this article, The WICT Network spoke with five chapter leaders about the importance of observing AAPI Heritage Month, how leaders can support multicultural staff, and ways to overcome possible challenges and stereotypes. Read on to learn how these leaders embrace their culture, support their peers, and more. 

To read the full article, click here.
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