Leadership Conference

September 16-17, 2019
New York Marriott Marquis

Register onsite!

WICT is thrilled to once again kick-off the industry’s Diversity Week with an action-packed Leadership Conference agenda. Click here to see the full program.

Each year, the conference provides attendees with an unforgettable experience. We are privileged to assemble an exceptional roster of executives, academics and thought leaders who have united with us to work toward one common objective: to help you develop as a leader and map out the next steps in your career. Get to know our 100+ speakers online here.

The conference will provide a variety of learning formats, including keynotes, panel discussions and breakout sessions that focus on specific career development topics. You will gain insights and inspiration from a carefully curated group of subject matter experts and thought leaders representing a wide array of disciplines. Here is just a sample.

Athletes & gender equity advocates Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando

The conference will open with a compelling fireside chat with Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, USA Women’s Hockey gold medalists and gender equity advocates, moderated by NBC Sports Group’s Kathryn Tappen.

And, we’re happy to share that two crowd-pleasing favorite sessions will return by popular demand to the conference lineup.

Our panel of top athletes and sports figures will share their personal stories of trials and triumphs to inspire you to create your own corporate playbook.

Moderator: Nicole Briscoe, Studio Host, SportsCenter Anchor, ESPN. Panelists include: Victoria Arlen, Gold Medalist, Speaker, Author, Founder/Co-Chair Victoria’s Victory Foundation, Host/Reporter: ESPN, America Ninja Warrior Junior; Sarah Klein, Former Gymnast, Attorney for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Bart Dalton Law; Laurel Lawson, Performer, Choreographer, Teacher, Kinetic Light; CTO, CyCore Systems; and Eglantina Zingg, Entrepreneur; Philanthropist; Founder, Proyecto Paz & Goleadoras.

Session sponsor: Accenture Consulting

For this thought-provoking closing session, WICT has invited exceptional leaders from all walks of life to impart their wisdom in several mini-keynotes. Their powerful journeys will leave you energized, encouraged and ready to forge your future.

Speakers include: Sameer Deen, Chief Digital Officer, Univision Communications Inc.; Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder & President, Take the Lead; Shannon Lee, Producer, Martial Artist, Businesswoman and President, Bruce Lee Foundation; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, United Nations; Wasfia Nazreen, Mountaineer; Activist; Founder, Osel Foundation; HRH Princess Beatrice of York, VP, Partnerships & Strategy, Afiniti.

Session sponsor: Charter Communications

Click here to meet the top executives, academics, journalists, entrepreneurs and athletes we will convene on September 16-17 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Registration includes attendance at the WICT Touchstones Luncheon on Monday, September 16. During the luncheon, WICT will recognize our 2019 Women of the Year and Women to Watch honorees. Meet them here.

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2019 Leadership Conference:



Program subject to change without notice.