The 2011 WICT Leadership Conference, held October 3-4, 2011, was a tremendous success. This event helped hundreds of attendees to focus on Innovations in Leadership and take their careers to the next level. The conference began with a serving of "Morning Joe," as the hosts of MSNBC's hit show, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, joined us to deliver remarks based on Mika's recent book, Knowing Your Value.


Mika Brzezinski, Host, "Morning Joe"

"This is business. It's about what is fair and what is equitable, not niceness. Move forward knowing your value." - Mika Brzezinski


Pictured (l to r): Joe Scarborough, Host, "Morning Joe"; Mika Brzezinski, Host, "Morning Joe"

Ursula Burns, Chairman & CEO of Xerox Corporation, delivered a keynote speech on October 4 to open the second day of the WICT Leadership Conference.


Ursula Burns, Chairman & CEO, Xerox

"Be who you are. Stay true to yourself." - Ursula Burns


Negotiation Master Class: The Art of the Deal


Pictured (l to r): Seth Arenstein, Senior Staff Writer, Government Relations, Time Warner Cable; Denise Denson, EVP, Content Distribution & Marketing, MTV Networks; Kathy Payne, Vice President, Content Acquisition, Cox Communications; Mark Gordon, Partner, Vantage Partners, LLC, Senior Advisor, Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School

Fast Track to the Corner Office: Tips and Techniques to Build Your Toolbox


Pictured (l to r): Tonia O'Connor, President, Univision Communications Inc.; Mary Meduski, EVP & CFO, Suddenlink Communications; Rabia de Lande Long, Managing Director, Chartwell Advisors, Inc.; Jan Combopiano, Vice President & Chief Knowledge Officer, Catalyst; Jeanine Liburd, EVP, Communications & Public Affairs, BET Networks

Unleashing Creativity in Your Organization


Pictured (l to r): Dan Buchner, Director of Innovation, Center for Creative Leadership; Jennifer Caserta; EVP & GM, IFC; Bruce Flye, Director, Planning & Partnerships, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and Visual Practitioner; Scot Safon, EVP, CNN & GM, CNN's Headline News; Jim Toomey, Syndicated Cartoonist, "Sherman's Lagoon"

Here's what attendees had to say:

"The speakers were excellent, I had many 'a-ha' moments and took away some valuable information. I'm very excited to use what I learned and see some changes take place in my career."

"I really enjoyed the event and felt it to be very helpful. I really appreciate the time and effort that was put into organizing this event and want to thank the team tremendously."

"This was my first WICT Leadership Conference and I was more than impressed. Not only did I find the material timely and interesting, I was also very inspired by those who spoke at the breakout sessions and overall sessions. What an amazing experience!"

"Going into it, I had no idea just how much of an impact the WICT Leadership Conference would have on me. I have to say that it was one of the most impactful and fulfilling professional experiences I've ever had. Bravo, WICT!"



The 2011 Touchstones Luncheon, held on Monday, October 3 at the Hilton New York, featured a keynote presentation by Lorraine Bracco, co-star of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles.


Lorraine Bracco, Co-Star of TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles"

This year we also honored the following recipients of the Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch awards. Click here to learn more about these inspiring women.

Woman of the Year

Nomi Bergman, President, Bright House Networks


"Life is not a dress rehearsal." - Nomi Bergman


Woman to Watch

Jennifer Dorian, SVP, Strategy Development, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.


"It’s too limiting to equate success with the absence of mistakes. Rather, success must be defined by pursuing excellence and impact in spite of the mistakes experienced along the way." - Jennifer Dorian


Woman to Watch

Kathleen Finch, SVP/GM, HGTV


"Thank you for every opportunity and thank you for supporting WICT and all it does for our industry." - Kathleen Finch