Programs & Education

WICT’s response to COVID-19:

We continue to monitor developments regarding COVID-19, and look to the WHO, CDC and local authorities for guidance. Our spring programs have either been cancelled, postponed or shifted to virtual events (see below for details). While our plan is for the WICT Leadership Conference to return to New York this fall, please be advised we are exploring additional options, including virtual opportunities as well as alternate locations. We will provide any necessary updates as they become available.

Updates below are current as of May 21, 2020.

Please visit our summary of the industry’s response to the pandemic here.


  • Betsy Magness Graduate Institute – Exclusively for BMLI Alumnae
    • Proceeding as planned for November 19-20, 2020, in Baltimore, MD.
  • Betsy Magness Leadership Institute
    • Classes 40 & 41 will meet virtually, with graduation to coincide with BMGI (dates above). Classes 42 & 43 are proceeding as planned in fall 2020.
  • Executive Development Series
    • Spring session of Leading With Power & Authenticity postponed to September 30 – October 2, 2020, in San Diego, CA.
  • Leadership Conference – Part of the cable industry’s Diversity Week
    • Proceeding as planned for October 5-6, 2020, in New York, NY. While decisions will be made in concert with the industry’s stakeholders and local authorities, safe and responsible planning remains paramount. With that in mind, as a contingency plan, the diversity partners are exploring alternate delivery platforms for their programs, such as video-on-demand and live streaming content. Until final decisions are made, we recommend that members and attendees refrain from making travel plans. In the meantime, we will keep the industry fully apprised as our collective plans continue to solidify.
  • Rising Leaders Program
    • April and June 2020 participants have the option to attend a virtual program or defer to a future in-person program. The October program is proceeding as planned, however participants may opt to attend a virtual program over the summer if they prefer.
  • Senior Executive Summit
    • Dates will be announced later this year for the spring 2021 program at Stanford GSB
  • Signature Luncheon
    • The April 30, 2020 event has been cancelled and will be replaced by a special video celebration.
  • Tech It Out
    • WICT Global will partner with the WICT Midwest Chapter to present a virtual series on June 5, 19 and 25, 2020; details may be found here.
  • Touchstones Luncheon
    • Proceeding as planned for October 5, 2020, in New York, NY.
  • Webinars
    • The WICT team is adding virtual opportunities to the calendar on an ongoing basis.
  • Women’s TechConnect
      • Dates and deadlines for the 2020-2021 program will be announced later this year.

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