In this issue: 

  • The WICT Network Leadership Conference Returns to New York for Diversity Week 2023; Early Bird Registration Open
  • Seats Filling Quickly for Fall Executive Development Series (EDS) Programs
  • Join Us for the 2023 Betsy Magness Graduate Institute: Empowering Industry Leaders to Reach New Heights
  • Register Now for Rising Leaders Program International
  • Sign Up for Our Next Webinar, Thursday, August 10: Function at Full Capacity: Creating Energy, Connection and Courage 
  • Enter Our New Member Raffle Campaign for a Chance to Win Exciting Prizes!
  • Download The WICT Network Member App, Available on All Mobile Devices
  • Let's Network! Follow and like us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter

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The WICT Network Leadership Conference Returns to New York for Diversity Week 2023

Monday & Tuesday, September 18-19, 2023


Register NOW to save $100

In a future influenced by AI and a greater culture of accountability, our work environment will undergo profound transformations. Are you ready to discover a new way of working that combines technology, innovation and leadership? Join us this September 18-19 to discover the latest trends in sustainability, leadership development, and more, as we work together to Co-Create the Future. Adopting a growth mindset and cultivating a lifelong learning approach will enable you to stay ahead of technological disruptions and remain relevant in an increasingly complex and ever-evolving workplace. Unlock the resources and skills necessary to become a leader of tomorrow’s workforce with the stellar roster of outstanding academics, authors, executives and subject matter experts we are compiling for you.

Secure your spot today and take advantage of our early bird pricing. Register now for either the in-person or live-streamed program to save $100!

Learn more & register now!

Get inspired by our lineup of thought leaders who will share pearls of wisdom and real-life experiences. Gain insights from their success stories and learn actionable strategies to elevate your leadership skills. Here's just a glimpse at who is confirmed so far:

  • Meeka Bondy, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, The WICT Network
  • Dr. Robert Emmons, Author & Professor, University of California
  • Dr. Beth Fischer-Yoshida, Author, Negotiation Expert & Program Director, Columbia University
  • Laura Gentile, EVP, Marketing, ESPN
  • Liora Gross, Global Director, Leading Digital Transformation Practice, Center for Creative Leadership
  • Alesia Latson, Co-Founder & Chief Possibilities Officer, LeadvantEDGE, Inc.
  • Joanne Lipman, Former Editor-in-Chief of USA Today, Bestselling Author, CNBC Contributor & Yale University Lecturer
  • Amber Nichols, GM, Capital City Go-Go
  • Laura Peterson, Senior Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology, Accenture
  • Raabia Shafi, Founder & CEO, Raabia Shafi Consulting
  • Ciji Townsend, Chief Motivator, Balanced, Not Busy
  • Arika Pierce Williams, Leadership Speaker & Author
  • Leigh Woisard, PR Consultant & Chair, The WICT Network Global Board of Directors
  • Stephanie Wormington, Director of Global Strategic Research, Center for Creative Leadership

Stay tuned for future updates, including additional speaker announcements and valuable tips to maximize your conference experience, whether you join us in-person or virtually.

Don't miss out on this once a year opportunity for professional growth and transformation - sign up today!


For a limited time, save $100 on registration by signing up today!

IN-PERSON: Early bird: $1,895 (member)/$2,210 (non-member)


VIRTUAL: Early bird: $1,545 (member)/$1,860 (non-member)


Non-member rates include a 1-year executive membership for those who are eligible.


New York Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway

New York, NY 10036


Reserve your room by Friday, August 25, with preferred rates starting at $359/night (plus tax, while supplies last). Guest rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Visit the New York Marriott Marquis website to reserve your room.

Seats Filling Quickly for Fall Executive Development Series (EDS) Programs

The reviews are in—our spring Executive Leadership Presence program was a “highly relevant,” “energizing” and “impactful” event! As we plan for our fall Executive Development Series programs, we look forward to offering more enlightening content for our Executive Leadership Presence (ELP) program (offered twice per year) and our Leading with Power and Authenticity (LWPA) program (offered once per year).

Curious about the two programs in our fall Executive Development Series (EDS)? Here are examples from our past agendas, such as our April 2023 ELP program and our October 2022 LWPA program.

ELP Day 1

  • The Three Elements of Personal Power and Executive Presence
  • Power Mindset: Managing Verbal and Non-Verbal Elements
  • Managing Second Impressions and Beyond

ELP Day 2

  • Presence: Command of Self
  • Presence: Confident Casual
  • Identifying Your Personal Focus Areas for Finishing Strong

LWPA Day 1

  • Unique Characteristics of Women Leaders
  • Creating Your Leadership Vision
  • Activating Your Vision: Organizational Power & Interpersonal Power

LWPA Day 2

  • The Woman’s Journey: Discovering Our Uniqueness as Women Leaders
  • Past to Present: Drawing Our Life Journeys
  • The Future: How do we want to shape our lives?

LWPA Day 3

  • Aligning Our Lives
  • Personal & Leadership Action Plan


EDS is the leading professional development opportunity for mid-career professional women in the media, entertainment and technology industry. Comprised of two distinct programs, they are designed to compliment one another. The EDS programs have distinct curriculums, providing participants with the practical skills and actionable plans they need to ensure success at the director and VP level—all while forming a powerful peer network.

Register now for ELP or LWPA. We hope to see you there!

Visit our EDS webpage to learn more


Register for our Executive Development Series (EDS) programs today, by choosing either of the programs below:

  • Executive Leadership Presence (ELP): October 11-12, San Diego, CA 

  • Leading with Power and Authenticity (LWPA): October 11-13, San Diego, CA


The Rancho Bernardo Inn

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr.

San Diego, CA 92128  


Reserve your room today, starting at $259/night (plus tax, while supplies last). Rates expire Friday, September 8. Guest rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Visit the Rancho Bernardo Inn website to reserve your room.

Join us for the 2023

Betsy Magness Graduate Institute:

Empowering Industry Leaders

to Reach New Heights

November 15-17, 2023 | Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills | Los Angeles, CA

Exclusively for BMLI alumnae

We are thrilled to invite you to the highly-anticipated Betsy Magness Graduate Institute (BMGI) – a program designed to empower industry leaders and Betsy alum, like you, to reach new heights. Each year, the BMGI curriculum is crafted from the ground up with a clear focus on fortifying your Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI) experiences while fostering your ongoing professional growth.

Join us at BMGI 2023 for a journey of reflection and self-discovery. This year's BMGI will explore vertical development, which aims to amplify our thought processes, drawing from the collective wisdom we have learned from previous experience. Evolving as a leader requires a deep understanding of how our past shapes our current behavior and influences future decision-making. By actively participating in this transformative journey, you will refine your capacity for critical and strategic thinking, empowering you to navigate the complexities of today's dynamic workplace with confidence and seize the abundant opportunities that lie ahead.


Throughout our time together, we will: 


  • Reflect on personal transformations we have experienced across our professional lives.  
  • Understand that as we grow vertically, it impacts how we think about leadership and how we lead.  
  • Consider opportunities for growth through discussions with industry experts.
  • Connect with industry peers and fellow Betsy alumnae. 
  • Identify action steps to take back home. 


We look forward to reconnecting with you at BMGI 2023!


  • November 15 - November 17
  • Los Angeles, CA

The program will open with a welcome reception at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15, and conclude by 12:30 pm on Friday, November 17.


Register for BMGI now


Early Bird Registration Fee:



Registration fee covers program costs including materials and daytime meals. Travel, hotel and dinners are the responsibility of participants.

Register now >>


Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

8555 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048


The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will host the 2023 BMGI program. Room rates start at $229/night (plus tax, while supplies last) and are subject to availability. Visit the Sofitel website to reserve your room by Monday, October 30; enter the code WICT23 in the “Preferential Code” field to obtain our discounted rates.

Register Now for Rising Leaders Program International

The WICT Network is expanding its global footprint and program offerings with the delivery of a Rising Leaders Program International. This program provides a cost-effective opportunity for companies to offer their high-potential employees graduate-level leadership training to ensure their continued motivation and engagement. A similar curriculum to our existing program will be employed with modifications based on regional needs and market differences in Europe.

The 2023 Rising Leaders Program International will explore the following learning objectives:

  • Social Styles
  • The Six Elements of Leadership Model
  • High-Performance Teams
  • Executive Presence
  • Politics, Power and Influence
  • Strategic Thinking



  • Manager or director level, or equivalency thereof.
  • 5 to 7 years of business experience with strong foundational management skills.
  • Demonstrated potential and desire for leadership and career advancement.
  • Nominated by organization to participate in the Rising Leaders Program International.

For more information about The WICT Network's Rising Leaders Program International, please contact Megan Marksberry, AVP, Program Administration, via email at or by phone at 202-827-4789.

Save the Date for Our Next Webinar:

Function at Full Capacity: Creating Energy, Connection and Courage

11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Eastern) | Thursday, August 10, 2023

Open to all members

Natalie Johnson

Join us for our next webinar for all members, Function at Full Capacity: Creating Energy, Connection and Courage at 11:00 am (Eastern), Thursday, August 10, featuring Natalie Johnson, Co-Founder and CVO of ViDL Work.

In this training, we will focus on the three most significant elements of organizational well-being that allow organizations to function at full capacity: energy, connection and courage. Read the below attributes to learn more about what we'll be covering in this insightful webinar!


  • Energy is one of our most valuable resources yet most of us fail to manage it effectively. This workshop will focus on how we can connect to a valuable motivator that will help us to change and sustain behaviors that support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy.  
  • Connection: Many teams struggle with ego, ineffective communication, and a lack of trust. We’ll introduce a foundational skill that will elevate team performance through better trust, communication, and collaboration.  
  • Courage: Command and control leadership still exists in most organizations because you can scare people into doing what you want. However, it’s not sustainable and the consequence is burnout, lack of organizational trust and wasted resources. This workshop will define what it means to be a courageous leader and introduce a sustainable way of leading effectively. 

This webinar is free to all members and will be recorded for future viewing.

Read the recap of our recent webinar, DEI Metrics: How Our Industry Measures Up, here. Watch the webinar in our Online Learning Library here.

Visit our webinars page

Enter Our New Member Raffle Campaign for a Chance to Win Exciting Prizes!

The WICT Network is offering exciting incentives for members who recruit new members between now and August 1! Prizes include gift cards, a one-hour personal branding session with The WICT Network Chair, Leigh Woisard, and a chance to win a complimentary registration to the 2023 Leadership Conference.

What are you waiting for? Click the link below to learn more about participating in our referral contest.

Visit this link to learn more

Download The WICT Network Member App, Available on All Mobile Devices

Unlock the full potential of The WICT Network with our cutting-edge member app, now available for download on all major mobile operating systems. Created to amplify the strength of our network, the app empowers members spanning the media, entertainment, and technology sectors to foster powerful connections with their peers on a global scale.

The app has several features designed to help you easily form connections, and make the most of your member benefits, including access to our Events & Registration, Webinars, Calendar, Groups and other Resources.

Learn more about our Member App

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