BMLI Applications are now closed.


The 2017/2018 Academic Year

Applications for the 2016/2017 Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Classes 36 and 37 will open in the last quarter of 2016.

The 2016/2017 Academic Year​

Applications for the 2016/2017 Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Classes 34 and 35 were due February 5, 2016, 3:00 pm (Eastern).


About the Program: BMLI, produced in partnership with The Center for Creative Leadership, serves as the gold-standard leadership development program for women in cable. This year, the program will spotlight "Strong Leadership in the Midst of Constant Change."


Where and When: Fellows will attend a week-long orientation in the Fall, as well as four 2-day sessions throughout the nine-month program. The Orientation Week will be held September 11-16, 2016 (for Class 34) and September 25 - 30, 2016 (for Class 35) at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. The 2-day sessions will be held in November, January 2017, March 2017 and May 2017. During the November session, Class 34 and Class 35 Fellows will have an opportunity to meet their companion class as well as BMLI alumnae who are participating in the 2016 Betsy Magness Graduate Institute. The November session will focus on leadership brand management and marketplace trends, while the January BMLI session will home in on organizational influence, as well as highly effective communication and presentation strategies. The March session will cover high-performance team leadership and strategic mindset; graduation will take place in May 2017.


For additional information, please visit the BMLI FAQs pagePlease note: although you will be asked for your class preference, there are several factors that determine class placement, including but not limited to availability, and WICT cannot guarantee that your first choice will be met.


A non-refundable application fee of $165 is due with submission of the BMLI application.


The cost for the program is $17,500 and includes all course materials as well as attendance at all sessions.


Out-of-pocket expenses for airfare, hotel and ground transportation are not included. All fees an​d incidental expenses are the responsibility of the Fellow’s company. Once an applicant has been selected for and accepted a seat in the BMLI program the company is committed to the registration fee of $17,500. There is no refund of the registration fee should a fellow need to cancel after accepting a seat in the program. Full payment of the $17,500 program fee for accepted participants must be received by June 31, 2016. Fellows with outstanding payments may be excluded from the orientation week at WICT's discretion.


Application Process and Instructions

Each applicant must be recommended and approved by her corporate Human Resources Department or appropriate manager. This approval includes confirmation of corporate support for participation in the program. If the applicant does not have her Human Resources or appropriate manager approval, she will not be considered for the BMLI program.