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3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Liberty
WICT Chapter Leadership Panel & Roundtable

​By invitation only

​5:30 pm - 7:0​0 pm
Marquis Ballroom, Promenade Upper Terrace
Betsy Magness 20th Anniversary Celebration

B​MLI Alumni and Full Conference Registrants only

 

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8:00 am - 8:45 am
5th Floor Foyer​
Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:45 am
Westside Ballroom, 5th ​Fl​oor
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Conference Opening,​ Keynote and WICT 35th Anniversary Tribute​
Sponsor: Comcast NBCUniversal

Conference Keynote:​
  • Andrea Mitchell, Host, MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports"; Veteran Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News
Conference Opening Speakers:
  • Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, WICT
  • Ann Carlsen, Founder & CEO, Carlsen Resources, Inc.​
  • David L. Cohen, EVP and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
  • Lucille Larkin​, Co-Founder & First Executive Director of WICT​
  • Geraldine Laybourne, Media Entrepreneur
  • Rori Peters, SVP, National Account & Field Sales Strategy, ​TV One
  • Gail Sermersheim, Co-​Founder & First President of WICT (​retired HBO)
  • Amy Tykeson, President & CEO, BendBroadband
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The Big Stage
Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor
Innovation Inspiration: A Cult​ure of Creativity
Sponsor: Accenture
  • Bernadette Aulestia, EVP, Domestic Network Distribution, HBO
  • Jennifer Ball, EVP, Marketing & Content Partnerships, Univision Communications I​nc.
  • Molly Battin, Chief Media & Business Insights Officer, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • Val Boreland, EVP, Head of Programming & Production, REVOLT TV
  • Erica Dhawan, CEO, Cotential​
Idea Lab
Julliard Complex, 5th Floor
The Self-Aware Leader: Roadmap to Reinvention
  • Daniel P. Gallagher, SVP, Strategic Growth Initiatives, Comcast - Spectacor
Chat Room
Lyceum Complex, 5th Floor
The Power of Story
  • Jane Praeger, President, Ovid, Inc.; Professor, Columbia University, Masters in Strategic Communication
The Workshops
Majestic Complex, 6th Floor

Amplify Your Work with Passion & Purpose:
Part I: Five Easy Steps to Create an Authentic Personal Brand

  • Kimberly Maki, Corporate VP, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Bright House Networks
11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor
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At The Touchstones Luncheon WICT will honor the
2014 Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch
with opening remarks by Michael K. Powell, President &  CEO, NCTA
 
Honorary Chair:

Sarah Barnett, President & General Manager, SundanceTV

Keynote Speaker:

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Actress; Star of The Honorable Woman, SundanceTV

Recognizing:
 
Woman of the Year
Christine Driessen
EVP & CFO
ESPN 
 
Woman to Watch (Programmer)
Jennifer Mirgorod
EVP, Brand Distribution
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
 
Woman to Watch (Operator)
Deborah Picciolo
SVP, Residential Technical Operations
Time Warner Cable
 
Premier Sponsor: SundanceTV
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The Big Stage
Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor

Smart Decisions: Leading in a Complex World

  • Deborah Brecher, Managing Director, Management Consulting, Accenture
  • Joan Gillman, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, TWC Media, Time Warner Cable
  • Rebecca Glashow, SVP, Digital Distribution & Partnerships, Discovery Communications
  • Mary Meduski, EVP & CFO, Suddenlink Communications
  • Melody Tan, SVP, Content Distribution & Marketing, Viacom Media Networks
Idea Lab
Julliard Complex, 5th Floor

The Power of Vulnerability: Risk, Reward, and Resilience

  • Kym A. Harris, PhD, President & CEO, Your SweetSpot Coaching and Consulting, LLC
Chat Room
Lyceum Complex, 5th Floor

Leading in Turbulent Times: Mobilizing Yourself & Your Team for Change
Sponsor: Cable ONE

  • Esther Weinberg, CEO, MindLight Group, LLC
The Workshops
Majestic Complex, 6th Floor

Amplify Your Work with Passion & Purpose:
Part II: Build Your Blueprint for Brand Activation

  • Kimberly Maki, Corporate VP, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Bright House Networks
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The Big Stage
Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor

Navigating Your Career: Moves for Mobility

  • Jocelyn Cooley, SVP, Human Resources & Talent Management, BET Networks
  • Sandra Kapell, EVP, Human Resources & Administration, Cablevision Systems Corporation
  • Courtney Menzel, SVP, Domestic Distribution, Discovery Communications
  • Craig Robinson, EVP, Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal
  • Rhonda Taylor, EVP & Chief People Officer, Cox Communications
  • Crystal Washington, SVP, External Relations and Vendor Management, Scripps Networks Interactive
Idea Lab
Julliard Complex, 5th Floor
Media & Entertainment Overview: Megatrends and Their Implications
  • ​Matthew Lieberman, Entertainment, Media, and Communications​ Marketing Leader, PwC
Chat Room
Lyceum Complex, 5th Floor

Team Trust: Communication & Influence Through the Art of Improv

  • Bob Kulhan, CEO, Senior Faculty & Co-Founder, Business Improv
  • Deanna Moffitt, Senior Instructor, Business Improv
  • Tamara Nolte, Facilitator, Business Improv
  • Micah Sherman, Facilitator, ​Business Improv
The Workshops
Majestic Complex, 6th Floor

Productivity Hacks: Tech Tools for Taming Time 

  • Jill Duffy, Writer & Technology Analyst, PCMagazine
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
5th Floor Foyer
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Sponsor: Neustar, Inc.
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor

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Fireside Chat: Journey of Impact and Change
Sponsor: Scripps Networks Interactive

  • Meagan Fallone, CEO/Global Strategy & Development, The Barefoot College
  • Pat Mitchell, Executive Vice Chair, The Paley Center for Media
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Broadway Lounge, 8th Floor
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Sponsor: A+E Networks
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Broadway Lounge, 8th Floor

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Structured Networking: Speed Mentoring

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  • Carole Hart, SVP, Enterprise Sales, Time Warner Cable Media
  • Sandra K. Howe, SVP, Global Marketing, ARRIS Group, Inc.
  • Marva Johnson, Corporate VP, Government & Industry Affairs, Bright House Networks
  • Gail MacKinnon, EVP & Chief Government Relations Officer, ​Time Warner Cable​
  • Susanne McAvoy, EVP, Mark​​eting, Creative & Communications, Crown Media Family Networks
  • Mary Murano, EVP, Distribution, Al Jazeera America
  • Kim Norris, Chief Operating Officer, Viamedia
  • Michelle Rice, EVP, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, TV One
  • Joy Williams, Founder, rBN Media
  • Leigh Woisard, SVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Cox Communications
  • Barbara Zaneri, EVP, Viacom Program Acquistions, Viacom
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Barrymore Room, 9th Floor

Women's TechConnect Session
By invitation only

  • Shannon Cassidy, Founder & CEO, bridge between, inc.

 

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8:00 am - 8:45 am
5th Floor Foyer
Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 10:00 am​
Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor

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Rarified Air: Profiles of Champions

  • Irma Garcia, Director of Athletics, ​St. Francis College
  • Kara Lawson, WNBA All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist, and College Basketball Analyst, ​WNBA and ESPN
  • Cindy McConkey, SVP, Corporate Social Responsibility, Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Jessica Mendoza, Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist; Analyst & Reporter, ​ESPN
  • Carrie Englert Zimmerman, CEO/Co-Founder, ​The Zimmerman Agency
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​Sponsor: Neustar, Inc.
9:45 am - 11:15 am
Shubert Complex, 6th Floor

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One-on-One Coaching Appointments

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  • Eden Abrahams, Executive Coach, Clear Path Executive Coaching
  • Andrea Briscoe, CEO, Sage Consulting, Inc.
  • Shannon Cassidy, Founder and CEO, bridge between, inc.
  • Laura Garnett, Performance Strategist, Garnett Consulting, LLC
  • Linda Hall, Executive Coach, MindLight Group, LLC
  • Kym A. Harris, PhD, President & CEO, Your SweetSpot Coaching and Consulting, LLC​
  • Lionel Shockness, Senior Consultant, Proteus International
  • Esther Weinberg, CEO, MindLight Group, LLC
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor

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Inside the Neuroscience of Gender Equity
Sponsor: Accenture

  • Tara Swart, PhD, CEO, The Unlimited Mind; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business

WICT recognizes the generous support of the Walter Kaitz Foundation in the development of this session.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor
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Pe​arls of Wisdom
Sponsor: AMC Networks​​​
  • Jana Bennett, President, FYI and LMN
  • Richelle Carey, News Anchor, Al Jazeera America
  • Jennifer​ Caserta, President & GM, IFC
  • ​Vy Higginsen, Executive Director, Mama Foundation for the Arts
  • Katherine Kallinis Berman & Sopie Kallinis LaMontagne, Co-Founders, DC Cupcakes and Stars of TLC's DC Cupcakes

​1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Broadway Ballroom, 6th ​Floor

​L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program Luncheon

Presented in partnership with NAMIC

Sponsor: Walter Kaitz Foundation

 

Thursday, September 18

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Duffy/Columbia, 7th Floor

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LGBT Workshop

Presented in partnership with NAMIC

Sponsor: Walter Kaitz Foundation


 

Registration and Information Desk

Location: 46th Street Registration, 5th Floor

 

​Sunday, September 14

2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday, September 15

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

​Tuesday, September 16

7:30 am - 12:45 pm

 

Click here to register online today!

You may also download your registration form​ and mail or fax it in.​​