​The 2009 WICT Leadership Conference on April 1-2, 2009, brought together a spectrum of distinguished speakers in Washington, DC and helped hundreds of attendees to inspire their professional course!  "I think age definitely worked to my advantage. I've learned about hard work, sacrifices, dedication. I also realize that when you dive into the pool, the water doesn’t know your number so what does it matter?” -Dara Torres, Olympic Gold Medalist & Author   Pictured (l to r):  Cindy McConkey, SVP, Corporate Communications, Scripps Networks; Joan Cronan, Director, Women's Athletic Department, University of Tenessee; Barbara Moller, President, Voices for Global Change & Founder, Paper to Pearls; Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary; Vivian Schiller, President & CEO, National Public Radio  "My competitors do more for me than my friends.  My friends are too polite to point out my weaknesses, but my competitors go to great expense to tell of them.  My competitors are efficient and diligent. They make me search for ways to improve my products and my services.  My competitors would take my business away from me if they could. This keeps me alert to hold what I have.  If I had no competitors, I would be lazy, incompetent, and complacent.  I need the discipline they enforce upon me.  I thank my competitors. They have been good to me." -Unknown Author Quoted by Joan Cronan, Director, Women’s Athletic Department, University of Tennessee     WICT Leadership Conference attendees showing off their signed copies of speaker and Host of "Closet Cases" on Fine Living Network, Lloyd Boston's new book, Before You Put That On"Let me once again congratulate you on the stellar Leadership Conference event in Washington, DC.  From the hospitality suite welcoming reception sponsored by We TV to the closing presentati​on by Dara Torres, the event was absolutely fantastic.  You should be very proud of yourself for making your vision into a reality.I particularly liked the Tell Us Your Story production area, the book stor and of course the vendor tabling opportunity.  As for the topics, they were right on time and very much appropriate for the state of the industry." -Beverly Willmore, WICT Northern California Chapter President, President Inner Media Vision, Inc.