2019 BMGI

A celebration of 25 years of WICT’s BMLI

November 20 – 22, 2019 • JW Marriott Buckhead • Atlanta, GA

WICT’s 2019 Betsy Magness Graduate Institute (BMGI) took place in Atlanta, November 20-22. Created by WICT and developed in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), BMGI was designed to provide participants with the latest tools and techniques available to leaders while reconnecting them to the powerful BMLI alumnae network.

We are delighted to share the lineup of speakers we who came together in Atlanta for the program.


To help alumnae connect with their internal creative character, we invited artist, executive coach and innovation consultant, Patricia Streeper, to deliver an engaging keynote. With more than three decades of experience in creative and corporate environments, Patricia’s varied background enables her to operate from a blended right brain/left brain perspective that inspires creative thinking for practical solutions.

We also convened some favorite BMLI faculty as we celebrated 25 years of WICT’s flagship program.

2019 BMGI speaker lockup

A panel of graduates spanning 25 years — from Class 1 to Class 39 — discussed the impact of BMLI and how the workplace has evolved since the program’s inception.

2019 BMGI panelist lockup

The program opened with a reception at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20 (to include BMLI Classes 40 and 41).

Take a look at what attendees have to say about past BMGI programs:

  • “So many takeaways, both professionally and personally.”
  • “I have the same spark and warm feelings I had from my 1st time with BMLI. This was worth the money and time and 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.”

BMGI 2019 Photos

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