Doris Kearns Goodwin to Address The WICT Network Touchstones Luncheon Audience

Luncheon to take place Monday, September 18, at the New York Marriott Marquis during The WICT Network Leadership Conference and Diversity Week 2023

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Washington, DC – The WICT Network is delighted to announce that acclaimed author and historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin, will address The WICT Network’s Touchstones Luncheon crowd at the New York Marriott Marquis, on Monday, September 18.

Goodwin, an eminent authority on the history of U.S. presidents, is the accomplished author of an impressive collection of prize-winning and best-selling books, several of which have been adapted for movies and television. Thanks to her profound expertise and intellect, she is a regular guest on both news and entertainment media.

“We look forward to welcoming Doris Kearns Goodwin to the Touchstones Luncheon. It’s quite fitting to showcase a woman of such stature during the presentation of The WICT Network’s highest individual accolades to trailblazing women in our industry,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO of The WICT Network. “As we gather to celebrate The WICT Network’s Women of the Year and Women to Watch, we can reflect on the advancements women have made — and will make — throughout history.”

The Touchstones Luncheon takes place in conjunction with the 2023 Leadership Conference. The awards presentation at the Luncheon recognizes the outstanding achievements of top women leaders across media, entertainment and technology.

The WICT Network gratefully acknowledges A+E Networks as the Premier Sponsor, and AMC Networks and Warner Bros. Discovery as the Champion Sponsors, of the Touchstones Luncheon.

More information about the conference may be found at All conference registrants receive admission to the luncheon.

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About Doris Kearns Goodwin

A celebrated author and historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin is often called upon by the news media and late night TV hosts as well as companies, educational institutions and nonprofits to discuss leadership and provide historical context for current events. Her career as a presidential historian and author was inspired when as a 24-year-old graduate student at Harvard she was selected to join the White House Fellows, one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. Ms. Goodwin has served as a consultant and has been interviewed extensively for PBS and HISTORY’s documentaries on Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, the Kennedy family, and on Ken Burns’ The History of Baseball and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. Ms. Goodwin has also executive produced four miniseries for The History Channel, and served as a consultant on HBO Films’ All the Way starring Bryan Cranston as President Johnson. She played herself as a teacher to Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons and a historian on American Horror Story.

About The WICT Network

The WICT Network is a global organization whose mission is to create women leaders that transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For more than 40 years, The WICT Network has partnered with media, entertainment and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members and 24 chapters strong, The WICT Network is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in media. Charter Communications, Comcast NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company are The WICT Network’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit or follow @WICTHQ on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for more information.