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BMLI Application Period Open

-Completed Applications For Class XX & XXI Due May 22-


Chantilly, VA- Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that applications for the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute's (BMLI) Classes XX & XXI are now being accepted through May 22, 2009.  For more information or to apply online, please visit
Named in honor of one of the industry's most successful leaders, BMLI maximizes participants' ability to lead in the midst of change while strengthening their sponsoring company with an invaluable business commodity: leadership. More than 400 women have gone through this nationally recognized program and continue to be actively engaged in transforming our industry. 

"With 16 years of successfully preparing senior-level women to take on significant leadership responsibilities within their organizations," said Laurie Root, Vice President, WICT Education & Program Development, "the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute is one of the industry's most respected senior-level professional development opportunities."

The 2009 Betsy Magness Leadership Institute is presented by WE tv.
The Institute's Founding
Established by WICT in 1993 with a generous grant from TCI's Bob Magness and J.C. Sparkman, the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute is named in honor of one of the industry's most charismatic leaders, a cable pioneer who combined business acumen with compassion. Betsy Magness was instrumental in transforming TCI, later AT&T Broadband and Internet Services, and now Comcast, into one of the nation's most prominent and influential cable and telecommunication companies.

About WICT
For thirty years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide leadership programs and services, and create professional advancement opportunities for women. With over 7,800 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry.
WICT develops women leaders who transform our industry through highly regarded professional events, educational programming and networking opportunities. Comcast, Rainbow, Time Warner Cable and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. are WICT's 2009 Strategic Partners providing the highest level of financial support for WICT programs, services and advocacy.
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