WICT Announces Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Call for Applications

Media contact:
Kristin Edwards
kedwards@wict.org
Tel: 202-827-4790

For Immediate Release:
11/21/2019

Completed applications for the industry’s flagship leadership development program for women are due by 1:00 pm (Eastern), Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced today applications are now being accepted for the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute’s (BMLI) Classes 42 & 43. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 19, 2020. For more information or to apply online, please visit www.wictbmli.org.

Named in honor of Betsy Magness, who played an instrumental role in building TCI into one of the most prominent and influential telecommunications companies in the industry, BMLI serves as the gold standard in leadership development programs. In 2019, WICT celebrated the program’s 25th anniversary and recognized its 1000th graduate.

BMLI is produced in conjunction with renowned content leaders from the Center for Creative Leadership. Accepted participants are immersed in an educational program emphasizing core leadership skills which include driving and implementing change, communication effectiveness, navigating career challenges, creating engagement, driving results, and executing organizational vision.

Since its inception in 1994, more than 1,000 women have graduated from the program. The alumnae comprise the upper echelon of women leaders in media, and they continue to be actively involved in transforming their companies and the industry at the executive level.

WICT gratefully acknowledges BMLI Premier Sponsor Charter Communications, Supporting Sponsor Comcast NBCUniversal, and Industry Partner, the Walter Kaitz Foundation.

The Institute’s Founding
Established by WICT in 1994 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 NBCUniversal, into one of the nation’s most prominent and influential media companies.

About WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications)

WICT’s mission is to create women leaders who transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For more than 40 years, WICT has partnered with cable and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,500 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media. Charter Communications and Comcast NBCUniversal are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICTHQ on Twitter for more information.

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