Leadership Conference


The WICT Network Leadership Conference

October 10-11, 2022 | New York Marriott Marquis


Reviewing this year’s highlights:

2021 The WICT Network Leadership Conference
October 4 – 5, 2021

Gather with the most powerful network in cable media at The WICT Network Leadership Conference.

View the agenda and meet the speakers

Here are some of the advantages you will receive by attending our virtual program:


  • Connect with over 1,000 media and technology professionals.
  • Interact with speakers and fellow attendees through live chat.
  • Experience live networking and coaching opportunities.


  • Tap into a mix of powerful presentations, panels, chats and lively workshops.
  • Drill into specific skills with breakouts and activities designed to accommodate multiple learning styles.
  • Discover the trends that affect and influence your professional success.


  • Join us online for an effortless flow from one session to the next.
  • No travel required. Save time and money by tuning into the conference remotely.
  • Access sessions beyond the live experience with additional on-demand recordings.

The WICT Network’s Leadership Conference is the premier leadership development program for members and other industry stakeholders. Our theme, Together, We Shine. Together, We Thrive, reflects the collective power of our community. Gather with peers and key thought leaders to learn how businesses can thrive and how together we can multiply our impact on our companies and careers.

Latest Update

Meet the Outstanding Speakers Lined Up for The
WICT Network Leadership Conference

The WICT Network is thrilled to once again kick-off Diversity Week with an action-packed virtual Leadership Conference agenda. This year, the program features more than 20 hours of interactive and transformational content to take your career to the next level. Click here to see the latest program updates, including breakout session topics and general session details.

Our virtual conference will deliver insights and inspiration from a carefully curated group of subject matter experts and thought leaders representing a wide variety of disciplines. Here are a few highlights:

Register virtually for The WICT Network Leadership Conference today to interact with this outstanding lineup of top executives, academics, journalists, entrepreneurs and athletes we will convene October 4-5.


  • Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Anchor, CNN
  • Erica Barnes, Account Executive, Precision & Performance Advertising Sales, A+E Networks
  • Martha Beck, New York Times best-selling author, Harvard-trained sociologist and life coach, Martha Beck Inc.
  • Lara Boyd, Professor & Wall Scholar, University of British Columbia
  • Maria Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, WICT
  • Priti Dalal, Head of Global Brand Strategy, Platform, TikTok
  • Johnita Due, SVP & Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia News & Sports
  • Siobhan Dullea, Founder & CEO, Mass Challenge
  • Abigail Dunne-Moses, Senior Faculty, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Center for Creative Leadership
  • David Epstein, Journalist, New York Times best-selling author & expert on the Science of High Performance
  • Patrick Esser, President & CEO, Cox Communications
  • Allyson Felix, Most Decorated Athlete in U.S. Track and Field History
  • Cheryl Flink, Global VP, Leadership Research & Analytics, Center for Creative Leadership
  • Julie Foudy, espnW Writer, Soccer Commentator, Featured Reporter & Host, Disney & ESPN Media Networks
  • Laura Gentile, EVP, Commercial Marketing, Networks and ESPN, Disney & ESPN Media Networks
  • Dexter Goei, CEO, Altice USA
  • Julie Green, Director, Global Business Solutions, TikTok
  • Jennifer Hamady, Voice and Performance Coach, Author, Therapist, Finding Your Voice
  • Sandra Howe, Technology Executive & Board Chair, WICT Global
  • Marge Jackson, Senior Vice President – Head of Sales, Comcast
  • Dr. Dravon James, Motivational Speaker, Radio Host & Author
  • Marva Johnson, GVP, State Government Affairs – South Region, Charter Communications
  • Rashida Jones, President, MSNBC
  • Phaidra Knight, Athlete/Entrepreneur
  • Julie Laulis, Chair of the Board, President & CEO, Cable One, Inc.
  • Donna Levin, CEO, Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College
  • Sarah Levitt, Author & Founder, Magnificent Leadership® Executive Forum
  • Alfred C. Liggins, III, Chief Executive Officer, Urban One, Inc.
  • Stephanie Mitchko-Beale, EVP & CTO, Charter Communications
  • Malia Moran, GVP, Strategic Product Management, Spectrum Reach
  • Niecy Nash, Emmy Winning Producer & Twice-Nominated Actress
  • Joiava Philpott, SVP & General Counsel, Cox Communications
  • Craig Robinson, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal
  • Geena Rocero, Writer, Producer, Director, Transgender Advocate & Founder, Gender Proud
  • Rebecca Rosenblat, Global Industry Relations Manager, TikTok
  • Stephanie Ruhle, Anchor, MSNBC Live; Correspondent, NBC News
  • Jason Sarlanis, President, Crime & Investigation Content, Linear & Streaming, Discovery, Inc.
  • Tina Shah, EVP & General Manager, Turner Sports
  • Aisha Thomas-Petit, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, AMC Networks
  • Monica Trasandes, Director of Programs, Spanish-Language and Latinx Media, GLAAD
  • Ravena Valentine, Vice President, Human Resources, A+E Networks
  • Jennifer Welter, Ph.D., First Female NFL Coach, Sports Psychologist, Gold Medalist
  • Dalila Wilson-Scott, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Christopher Winfrey, CFO, Charter Communications
  • April Wirtz, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Accenture
  • Leigh Woisard, SVP, Public Affairs, Cox Communications
  • Nicole Zheng, President & CMO, Minim


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  • Marc Aldrich, Director, Global Media & Entertainment, Amazon Web Services
  • Stephanie DeWald, VP, Inbound Sales & Services to Sales, Cox Communications
  • Patty Donaldson, Client Director, Global Service Provider, Cisco
  • Orlando Hampton, Chief Customer Officer & GM USA, Afiniti
  • Channing Jones, Chief Diversity & Social Responsibility Officer, CSG
  • Marissa Lambrinos, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, Charter Communications
  • Stefanie Nimick, SVP, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, STARZ
  • Ron Saykin, Senior Director, Affiliate Sales & Distribution, ION Media Networks
  • Amber Schwiesow, Director, Procurement & Supply Chain, Midco
  • Melody Smalls, EVP, Global Human Resources, Allen Media Group
  • Carol Ann Sweeney, Senior Manager, Business Operations, CommScope


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  • Crystal Barrow, Career Coach and Consultant, Shape Your Success Coaching
  • Amy Bloustine, Certified Life & Career Coach, Time Management Coach, Amy Bloustine Coaching
  • Jennifer Byrne, MBA, MEd, CPC, ELI-MP, ACC, Jennifer Byrne Coaching
  • Işılay Çabuk, Executive Leadership & Personal Growth Coach, Işılay Çabuk Leadership Consulting
  • Alicia Daugherty, Principal, Alicia Daugherty Coaching LLC
  • Carol Davidson, ACC, AICI CIP, Carol Davidson Inc – Life.Style.Strategy.
  • Tanea Flanders, Executive Leadership & Life Coach, Design You Coaching
  • Erin Hyland, Founder & Principal, Navigatrix Collaborative, LLC
  • Miriam Hyman, Executive Coach & Leadership Development Consultant, MNH & Co
  • Jody Jacob-McVey, PCC, CPCC, EquiSense Solutions LLC
  • Brendalyn King, Executive Leadership Coach, Bhavana Learning Group
  • Dominique Mas, Head of Coaching, Medley and Founder, Group Coaching HQ
  • Margaret McLean Walsh, Executive Coach, McLean Walsh LLC
  • Christine Reinhard, Principal, Chrysalis Coaching, LLC
  • Julie Rohmer, Founder & Principal, J Rohmer Coaching LLC
  • Stephanie Simpson, Coach, Speaker, Consultant, Stephanie Simpson Coaching
  • Eileen Springer, CEO & Founder, Central Park Executive Coaching

Virtual Networking

These sessions will take place on Monday, October 4 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, and advance registration is required. Engage in intimate discussions through our virtual platform. This networking activity offers a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and glean wisdom from peers and leaders who are experiencing similar challenges. Learn more and reserve your seat here.

Roundtable Conversations

Roundtable conversations will take place during the conference on Tuesday, October 5 at 12:00 pm, and are open to anyone who is registered for the conference.

One-on-One Coaching is Full – Join the Waiting List

A Leadership Conference crowd favorite, The WICT Network’s one-on-one coaching sessions offer customized guidance on your area of interest with a professional executive coach. Each 45-minute session provides you time to explore leadership or management issues relevant to your career. Currently, available time slots are full, but you can sign up for the waiting list by clicking here.

Click here to view the full conference agenda. Stay tuned for future updates, including additional speaker announcements and details about how to make the most of your virtual experience.