2023 Leadership Conference

Early bird registration now open

The WICT Network is thrilled once again to open Diversity Week 2023 with our annual Leadership Conference. This year’s theme, Co-Create the Future, will build on collaboration and inclusion as we move into a new era of leadership governed by artificial intelligence and a heightened focus on performance. As always, we look forward to collaborating with our diversity partners at NAMIC and the Walter Kaitz Foundation to provide the industry with a first-rate educational experience centered on shared goals regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.

The program will feature a robust lineup of general sessions, interactive workshops, expert panels, coaching appointments and numerous peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Conference speakers — who encompass a diverse array of industry professionals, business experts and academic thought leaders — will address cutting edge innovations in strategy, human capital, productivity, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB), and what it means to be a great leader.

Attendees are still raving about the stellar programming at the 2022 Leadership Conference. Scroll down for a look at what attendees had to say and view a full pictorial recap. Plan now to join us for our 2023 event, which promises to be just as impactful!

2023 Program Information

For a limited time, save $100 on registration by signing up today!

IN-PERSON: Early bird: $1,895 (member)/$2,210 (non-member)

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

VIRTUAL: Early bird: $1,545 (member)/$1,860 (non-member)

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

Register for either in person or virtual now >>

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

The WICT Network has reserved a block of rooms at the New York Marriott Marquis. There is no city quite like New York City, and no hotel quite like the Marquis. Set in the heart of Times Square on West 46th Street and Broadway, this iconic hotel lets you experience all the magic of New York from the moment you arrive. Feel the energy all around you, both within the hotel and as soon as you step outside.

Rates start at $359/night (plus tax, while supplies last).

To reserve your room, click the link below or call 1-877-303-0104. Make your reservation by Friday, August 25, to receive preferred rates (based on availability).

Guest rooms and rates are subject to availability.

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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 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 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 reviews are in! Our 2022 Leadership Conference was a smash hit. Click here to view a complete recap.