WICT Announces Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Call for Applications

Media contact:
Talton Gibson
tgibson@wict.org
202-827-4782

For Immediate Release:
11/10/2015

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Washington, DC -  Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced that applications will be accepted for the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute’s (BMLI) Classes 34 & 35 starting today and will be accepted through February 5, 2016. 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 leaders, 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 800 women have graduated from the program. The alumnae comprise the upper echelon of female leaders in cable telecommunications, and they continue to be actively involved in transforming their companies and the industry at the executive level.

WICT is pleased to recognize Time Warner Cable as the Premier Sponsor and Suddenlink Communications as the Supporting Sponsor of BMLI.

"The Betsy Magness Leadership Institute is the most highly renowned training program for senior-level women in the cable industry. BMLI has an incredible track record of empowering graduates to become strong leaders within their companies and the industry," said Christina Vergara, WICT’s Senior Vice President of Educational Programs. 


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 cable and telecommunications companies.

About WICT
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 cable media. With 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

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