Senior Executive Summit

Presented in collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), the WICT Senior Executive Summit (SES) debuted in March 2013 to enthusiastic reviews from the inaugural class and has since offered unique and equally compelling educational experiences.

Designed exclusively for the cable industry’s top-ranking women executives, this master class immersion program combines the power of WICT’s proven leadership development programs with the excellence of Stanford’s top-rated business school.

The invitation-only program is hosted on campus at the Knight Management Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

Stanford GSB faculty co-directors, Robert E. Siegel, Ph.D. and George Foster, Ph.D., have returned to customize this master-class program in partnership with WICT.

The 2020 Summit explored the intersectionality of business strategies, new technologies and the ever-evolving media landscape. Participating in SES will introduce you to many diverse and dynamic perspectives from Stanford’s finest minds, with sessions grounded in case studies and original research. Meet the 2020 faculty members below – click each headshot to read their bios.

Here are comments from past attendees:

The experience is fabulous and a must do for the senior executive women in our industry. It is not something that one should assume that once is enough in doing. It is a great refresher at multiple points in your career. It energizes the mind and spikes the adrenaline in ways that drive innovation and strengthen leadership.

– Marva Johnson, Vice President, State Government Affairs – South Region, Charter Communications

Every senior leader should attend…So worth it! Really happy to be here.

– Patricia Betron, SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN ABC Sports Customer Marketing & Sales

Attending WICT’s 2019 Senior Executive Summit at the Stanford GSB was hands down the most inspiring and educational executive training experience of my career. Shifting focus for a few days to high-level, critical thinking around strategy in our industry was refreshing, informative and empowering. I was exposed to business concepts and tips to becoming a better leader — which we don’t necessarily access on a daily basis in our individual job functions. My experience was beyond positive, plus I built new relationships with a cream-of-the-crop group of professional women across various business units in cable.

– Robyn Lattaker-Johnson, Head of Content and Development, REVOLT TV

Stanford Business School is an impressive facility – every room, classroom, etc. was high tech, clean, pristine.

– Nancy Daniels, EVP & GM, TLC, Discovery Communications