For Immediate Release:
Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced today applications will be accepted for the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute’s (BMLI) Classes 36 & 37 now through February 22, 2017. 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. BMLI is produced in conjunction with renowned content leader, The Center for Creative Leadership. Accepted participants are immersed in an educational program emphasizing core leadership skills, which include honing negotiation tactics, driving and implementing change, communication effectiveness and organizational influence, creating engagement, driving results, and executing organizational vision.
Since its inception in 1994, more than 850 women have graduated from the program. The alumnae comprise the upper echelon of female leaders in media, and they continue to be actively involved in transforming their companies and the industry at the executive level.
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, into one of the nation’s most prominent and influential media companies.
For over thirty-five years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in media. With over 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications, and Turner are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.
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