Executive Development Series

Build Skills & Master Competencies to Drive Results & Propel Your Career


The Executive Development Series (EDS) — the premier professional development opportunity for mid-career professional women in the media, entertainment and technology industry — is comprised of two distinct programs:

  • Executive Leadership Presence *Registration is open for fall 2023 program*
  • Leading with Power and Authenticity *Registration is open for fall 2023 program*

Designed to complement one another, the EDS programs have their own distinct curriculum but both provide participants with practical skills and actionable plans to ensure success at the director and VP level, all while forming a powerful peer network. Register now for our spring Executive Leadership Presence program and plan to join us — whether this fall or in a coming year — for our Leading with Power and Authenticity program.


2023 Program Information

Registration is open for the October Executive Leadership Presence and Leading with Presence and Authenticity programs! Click the links to the respective programs to register.

Registration Fee:

  • $2,750/members
  • $3,065/non-members

Seats are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Executive Development Series 1, Executive Leadership Presence (ELP), will be offered twice in 2023:

Executive Development Series 2, Leading with Power and Authenticity (LWPA), will take place:

  • October 11-13 in San Diego, CA *Register here*

Each program within the EDS series stands independent of the other and may be attended in any order. 

  • Mid-career professional at Senior Manager, Director or VP level, or equivalency thereof
  • At least 8 years of professional experience
  • Current member of The WICT Network

EDS participants represent diverse backgrounds and are committed to strengthening their leadership skills.

This seminar was designed to empower women in our industry to develop their leadership presence as a means to inspire confidence, engage and influence others, and maintain productivity while increasing visibility and career mobility. This two-day program will introduce participants to a unique framework and toolkit of 12 specific attributes, skills and thought processes that work together to help them build knowledge and expertise.


  • Personal confidence related to values and self
  • Opportunity to practice and master the elements of communication: verbal, vocal and non-verbal
  • Strategic messaging tactics

Register now to join us October 11-12, 2023, in San Diego, CA

*Offered twice per year! 

Leaders rely on effective management skills to get things done. For exponential impact, however, authentic and powerful connections – to self and others – distinguish leaders who inspire trust and confidence from their peers and high-performing teams. This two-and-a-half-day program provides women in our industry an experiential learning environment, weaving together theory and practice, where participants clarify their leadership vision and learn tactics for making it a reality.


  • Strategic plan for tapping power sources to achieve leadership vision
  • Opportunity to renew energy depleted by multiple life demands
  • Candid Q&A with a panel of top industry leaders.

Register now to join us in October 11-13, 2023, in San Diego, CA

*Only offered once per year! 


“The Executive Leadership Presence seminar provides the missing links in career development and sheds light on the things that keep you from moving up in your career – all in a candid and safe environment.”
– Ivonne Maldonado, Showtime
“EDS was one of the most powerful two days I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing. If you are eager to focus your potential as a leader, this is for you!”
– Samantha Minish, AccuWeather
“EDS was the best investment I have made in myself in years. The women I met are a network of new friends and colleagues I look forward to supporting and growing with!”
– Maryann Eastman, Charter Communications
“Absolutely valuable information presented with passion and practiced with other women hungry to learn. Must-have training for aspiring women leaders.”
– Stefani Ducote, Comcast


For questions regarding the program, please contact events@wict.org.