Senior Executive Summit

Presented in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, 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.

Save the Date 

 March 10 – 14, 2019 (Sunday evening – Thursday)

Priority registration is currently open for past attendees.

During the 2018 summit, Stanford’s leading professors in business addressed critical themes such as Personal Leadership and Power and Influence and showcased Stanford’s latest research and case studies, providing participants with the latest techniques to navigate complex management issues.

Click here to view the 2018 agenda

The invitation-only program is hosted on campus at the Knight Management Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the intense curriculum.

 2018 SES Stanford Faculty 


Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator and coach. He has published research articles on cognitive planning, persuasion, and interpersonal communication. Matt recently published the second edition of his book, written to help the millions of people who suffer from anxiety around speaking in public. Prior to teaching, Matt held senior leadership positions in several leading software companies, where he created and ran global training and development organizations.


​​Deborah Gruenfeld is a social psychologist whose research and teaching examine how people are transformed by the organizations and social structures in which they work. A sought-after teacher in the field of organization behavior, Professor Gruenfeld teaches in many of Stanford’s Executive Education programs. She co-directs the Stanford Executive Program for Women, the Stanford Faculty Women’s Forum Workshop on Leadership, Management and Influence, and the Women Do Lead program for GSB alumni.​​


Daniel Klein teaches Improvisation full time at Stanford where he is on the faculty of the Drama Department and the Graduate School of Business. At the GSB, he co-teaches “Acting With Power” with Professor Gruenfeld, which explores the use of status behaviors to increase organizational effectiveness. His work at the Hasso Platner Institute for Design involves teaching workshops on Improv and Design for interdisciplinary graduate students using Design Thinking to drive multidisciplinary innovation.


​​Michal Kosinski, a psychologist and data scientist, focuses on individual differences in behavior, preferences, and performance. Specifically, his work addresses the mechanisms linking psychological traits with a range of organizational and social outcomes, including job performance, consumer preferences, and ideology. Professor Kosinski conducts his research using a range of computational methods, including machine learning, data mining, and observational studies involving millions of participants.


​​Brian Lowery is a social psychologist whose research has two major threads. The first thread examines the operation of racial attitudes below the threshold of consciousness. The second thread focuses on how people perceive inequality. Underlying both lines of work is the assumption that individuals may unintentionally exacerbate existing inequity, despite supporting the ideal of a just and fair society. Professor Lowery’s teaching focuses on translating basic knowledge about human interactions into lessons for managers.


​​​Margaret Neale is the author of over 70 articles and is a coauthor of three books, all based on her major research interests include bargaining and negotiation, distributed work groups, and team composition, learning, and performance. Professor Neale has conducted executive seminars and management development programs all over the world. She is the faculty director of three executive programs at Stanford University: Influence and Negotiation Strategies, Managing Teams for Innovation and Success, and the Executive Program for Women Leaders.



Here are comments from past attendees:

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

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

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

Nancy Daniels, EVP & GM, TLC, Discovery Communications