2023 Leadership Conference

Opening session just announced!

Maria Taylor, host of Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, will participate in a keynote conversation to open the 2023 Leadership Conference. Maria will be joined on stage by Val Boreland, EVP, Content Acquisitions, NBCUniversal Entertainment and member of The WICT Network Global Board of Directors, with a special introduction by Dalila Wilson-Scott, The WICT Network’s Woman of the Year – Operator, and EVP & Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, and President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation.

Read the full announcement here.

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Connect with hundreds of industry executives as we kickoff Diversity Week 2023!

This year’s theme, Co-Create the Future, focuses on leading in a modern workforce governed by artificial intelligence and a heightened culture of accountability.

Join us as we take a deep dive into cutting-edge business innovations and workplace solutions to address business strategy, human capital, productivity, psychological safety, DEIB and what it means to be a great leader today.

Plan now to join us this fall as we convene the industry for Diversity Week – expand your horizons, make new connections and strengthen your existing network.

Click the buttons below to register for either the IN-PERSON program or LIVE-STREAMED program.

2023 Program Information

IN-PERSON: $1,995 (member)/$2,310 (non-member)

If you would like to register for the in-person event, please email us at events@wict.org or register on-site.

VIRTUAL: $1,645 (member)/$1,960 (non-member)


Non-member rates include a 1-year executive membership for those who are eligible.

The conference will begin at 8:00 am (Eastern) on Monday, September 18, and conclude at 12:15 pm on Tuesday, September 19.

Click here to view the agenda >>

Meet the speakers >>

General sessions and breakout tracks are designed to enable you to tailor your own curriculum based on your specific career goals. Here is a glimpse of what we have in store for this year’s program:

  • Leadership Perspectives: Envisioning the Future in a Changing World
  • Profiles of Champions: Game On!
  • Pearls of Wisdom: Answering the Call for Change
  • The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work
  • Productive Conflict: No Longer an Oxymoron
  • Full Circle: Harnessing the Power of a Multi-Generational Workforce
  • Balanced, Not Busy: Navigating the Demands of a Multifaceted Life
  • From Algorithms to Authenticity – Slaying the Tech Revolution
  • Let’s Build a Better Future – Beyond the Hashtag: #Sustainability
  • Negotiating for Success: Relationships, Careers and a Brighter Future
  • The Power & Responsibility of Leaders: A User’s Guide
  • Navigating the Promises and Pitfalls of AI
  • Leadership Competencies Roundtables
  • Owning Your Career Roundtables
  • The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again
  • Gratitude Works! How Gratefulness Heals, Energizes and Changes Lives (Virtual)
  • My Belonging at Work: Bridging the Organizational Gap (Virtual)
  • The Anxious Achiever: Using Anxiety as a Tool for Growth (Virtual)

Stay tuned for future updates, including speaker announcements and details about how to make the most of your experience, whether you plan to join us live and in-person or virtually.

Agenda is subject to change without notice.


The WICT Network Leadership Conference and other Diversity Week activities are for professionals who want to:

  • Learn best practices from industry thought leaders
  • Share the latest innovations in the television, internet and media industries
  • Explore new ways to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion fuels the workplace
  • Honor the contributions of ground-breaking programs, people and organizations
  • Enhance your business acumen and become a better leader
  • Expand your network


The room block at the New York Marriott Marquis has sold out, but there may still be some limited availability. We are working to secure information regarding nearby accommodations.

To see if a room is available, click the link below or call 1-877-303-0104.

Guest rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Check Marriott availability >>

Diversity Week is composed of a series of conferences and events focused on advancing diversity business practices in these industries. More than a thousand executives gather annually to participate in activities during the week, showcasing their company’s commitment to diversity, participating in educational sessions, gathering to celebrate diversity champions, and setting a course for best practices.

After last year’s return to The Big Apple, industry diversity groups The WICT Network, NAMIC, and the Walter Kaitz Foundation are joining forces once again to host Diversity Week 2023. This year’s programs will amplify and celebrate industry achievements in workplace diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging – all under this year’s umbrella theme, “We All Belong,” underscoring the importance of normalizing inclusiveness in our workforce culture.

Read the official announcement regarding 2023 Diversity Week activities >>

The WICT Network Leadership Conference is the premier annual gathering of The WICT Network members. This flagship event is held each year during the industry’s Diversity Week in New York. The WICT Network Leadership Conference is among the most sought-after executive development programs for media industry professionals, blending education and inspiration with ample time for B2B networking among hundreds of attendees spanning more than 75 companies.   

The multi-day event provides corporate sponsors numerous strategic opportunities to reach a talented and diverse audience while enhancing their corporate profile as leaders in support of gender diversity and inclusion.  

In conjunction with Diversity Week and The WICT Network Leadership Conference, The WICT Network will honor the year’s best and brightest for their embodiment of The WICT Network Touchstones, which serve as the origin for all of our initiatives. The WICT Network Touchstones Luncheon will recognize those leaders and organizations that are paving the way for the development of women in the media industry. Among the accolades to be presented will be the 2023 Woman to Watch and Woman of the Year. Don’t miss this chance for your company to reach leaders throughout the industry and at the same time celebrate the value women bring to The WICT Network and the industry at large. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the Leadership Conference or Touchstones Luncheon, please reach out to Cindy Key.

The WICT Network is committed to supporting its members at every stage of their careers and is proud to offer four fellowships to attend the Leadership Conference.

The Cheryl Greene, Lucille Larkin, Laurel Lawson and June Travis Fellowships were created to provide opportunities for deserving candidates to experience all that The WICT Network’s Leadership Conference has to offer while alleviating the burden of registration costs.

Applications are now closed for 2023 Fellowships.

Visit the Fellowships page for more information >>

Attendees are still raving about the stellar programming at the 2022 Leadership Conference. Click here to view a complete recap, or revisit our 2021 Leadership Conference, which was held virtually.