Robin Roberts, Co-Host of ABC’s Good Morning America and Best-Selling Author to Headline Day Two of 2022 Leadership Conference

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For Immediate Release:
5/12/2022

Veteran journalist and best-selling author Robin Roberts will address the audience during the Tuesday opening general session of the 2022 Leadership Conference. This year’s conference takes place Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

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Robin Roberts, Co-Host of ABC’s Good Morning America and New York Times Best-Selling Author to Headline Day Two of 2022 Leadership Conference

The WICT Network’s Leadership Conference, October 10 & 11,
will once again kickoff Diversity Week in New York

Robin Roberts

Washington, DC – The WICT Network announced today veteran journalist and best-selling author Robin Roberts will address the audience during the Tuesday opening general session of the 2022 Leadership Conference. This year’s conference takes place Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Roberts is the co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, founder and president of Rock’n Robin Productions and New York Times best-selling author.

“We are thrilled to welcome Robin Roberts to the Leadership Conference and Diversity Week 2022,” said The WICT Network’s President & CEO, Maria E. Brennan, CAE. “Robin’s remarkable career spans more than three decades as one of America’s most renowned and trusted journalists. She inspires millions of individuals across the globe with her award-winning work and powerful personal journey. Her insights are sure to energize our attendees.”

The WICT Network’s highly-acclaimed Leadership Conference is part of a week-long event that shines a spotlight on the business case for diversity and inclusion across the media, entertainment and technology landscapes. The Leadership Conference will take place in person in New York, with a live-streamed and virtual option available for those who prefer to connect remotely. The program will encompass general sessions, interactive workshops, expert panels, coaching sessions and numerous peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Click here to learn more about the program and register today.

The WICT Network gratefully acknowledges the top sponsors of the 2022 Leadership Conference, including Comcast NBCUniversal (Platinum), Charter Communications (Gold), and Champion Sponsors Disney & ESPN Media Networks and TV One.

About Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Under her leadership, the broadcast has won numerous Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program, and the 2017 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team.

In 2014, Roberts launched Rock’n Robin Productions, an independent production company creating original broadcast and digital programming. Current series include the award-winning Thriver Thursday digital series, the Robin Roberts Presents banner of scripted and documentary projects for the Lifetime Television Network, and Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts for Disney+. Roberts began contributing to Good Morning America in 1995 and was named co-anchor in May 2005. Prior to that, Roberts was a host of ESPN’s SportsCenter and contributed to NFL PrimeTime. Roberts graduated cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She was a standout performer on the women’s basketball team, ending her career as one of the school’s all-time leading scorers and rebounder. In 2012, Roberts was named an inductee to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Roberts is the author of From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By and Everybody’s Got Something. Her third book Brighter By The Day: Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams debuted April 2022.

About The WICT Network Leadership Conference | October 10-11, 2022

The WICT Network is pleased to present the 2022 Leadership Conference, aptly themed THE GREAT RESET. Join us as we take a deep dive into the newest, cutting-edge business innovations and workplace solutions to address business strategy, human capital, productivity, psychological safety, DEI and what it means to be a great leader today. In-person and hybrid participation options are available; visit www.wict.org to register for either the in-person program or the hybrid option.

Learn more about the conference and register today!

About The WICT Network

The WICT Network is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to create women leaders that 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, The WICT Network has partnered with media, entertainment and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members strong, The WICT Network is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in media. Charter Communications and Comcast NBCUniversal are The WICT Network’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICTHQ on Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn/Twitter for more information.

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