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  The WICT Leadership Conference is the renowned leadership development event for the cable industry. Through inspiring keynote speakers and innovative workshops covering a variety of topics, as well as connecting with industry colleagues, attendees were immersed in leadership activities.


September 19 - 20, 2016

New York Marriott Marquis

New York, NY


Here are some exciting highlights from our 2016 conference:


Jackie Joyner-Kersee Opened the WICT Leadership Conference with a Keynote Conversation with David Cohen

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee & David L. Cohen, Sr. EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
 Special Guest Danai Gurira
Delivered Keynote Remarks at the Touchstones Luncheon
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Danai Gurira, Actress/Playwright/Activist, AMC's The Walking Dead

Learning How to Maximize Influence and Visibility During Roundtable Discussions



Discussing Valuable Leadership Lessons from Women of Color 

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 Dr. Ella Bell, Founder, ASCENT-Leading Multicultural Women to the Top; Associate Professor, Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College; Susan Jin Davis, SVP, Operations & Compliance, Comcast Cable; Monica Diaz, VP Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness, ESPN; Tamara Franklin, EVP, Digital, Scripps Networks Interactive; Michelle Rice, EVP, Content Distribution & Marketing, TV One

Networking at the Big Apple Reception



 Keynote Speaker, Claire Shipman Speaks About the Confidence Code

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 Claire Shipman, Television Journalist; Author, The Confidence Code

Laura Gentile Moderates "Profiles of Champions" with Winning Athletes

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 Laura Gentile, SVP, espnW & Women's Initiatives, ESPN; Sasha Cohen, Olympic Silver Medalist, Figure Skating; Donna de Varona, Olympic Gold Medalist, Swimming; Sports Commentator; Vicky Duval, Professional Tennis Player, World Tennis Association; Jean Driscoll, Olympic/Paralympic Gold, Silver, Bronze Medalist, Track

 Six Thought Leaders Closed the Conference with "Pearls of Wisdom"

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Simon Fanshawe, OBE, Partner, Diversity by Design; Abbe Raven, Chairman Emeritus, A+E Networks; Melissa Lee, Anchor, Fast Money & Options Action and Co-Anchor, Power Lunch, CNBC; Debbie Berebichez, Ph.D., Co-Host Discovery Channel's Outrageous Acts of Science; Carol Eggert, Brigadier General (Ret.), U.S Army; VP, Military & Veteran Affairs, Comcast NBCUniversal; Michael Veltri, Peak Performance Keynote Speaker; Chief Martial Arts Instructor and Author, The Mushin Way



Registration included attendance at the WICT Touchstones Luncheon on September 19. During the luncheon, WICT recognized our 2016 Woman of the Year and the Woman to Watch.

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 2016 Leadership Conference

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WICT gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the 

2016 Leadership Conference:






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WICT recognizes our 2016 Touchstone Partners