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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 Denai 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

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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

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 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

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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:
 

PLATINUM

 


  

CHAMPION


  

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PREMIER
TOUCHSTONES LUNCHEON

 

 

 

GENERAL SESSION

 


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BIG APPLE RECEPTION

 

 

 

BREAKOUT SESSION
 

 

​CONTINTENTAL BREAKFAST


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NETWORKING BREAK


 

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WICT recognizes our 2016 Touchstone Partners