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March 30, 2023

Beyond the Hashtag: Inclusion Means Action

(56 min.)

MODERATOR: Crosby Cromwell, Chief Partnerships Officer, The Valuable 500

PANELISTS: Dr. Joanna Abeyie, MBE, Head of Creative Diversity, BBC; Jennifer Earnest, Director of Diversity Products, Cox Communications; Dominic King, Senior Principal, Accenture Research; and Jessie Wusthoff, DEI Consultant, New Perspectives

Disability is broadly intersectional, crossing all boundaries of gender identity, race, ethnicity and more. In this program, part of The WICT Network’s Beyond the Hashtag series (sponsored by Cox Communications), gain insights from the experts into actions and best practices that ensure your organization is taking the right steps to safeguard the inclusion of people with differing abilities.


January 26, 2023

Webinar: Rocket Your Potential

(56 min.)

SPEAKERS: Phyllis Ehrlich, GVP, Client Success, Spectrum Reach; Beth Plummer, SVP & Chief Revenue Officer, Spectrum Reach

Our career stories and lessons learned prepare us for the continuing journey ahead. In this virtual session, Phyllis Ehrlich, author of Rocket Your Potential: A Career Handbook for Rising Stars & Future Women Leaders, and Beth Plummer will share their experiences and insights to help you define and fuel your unlimited potential.

January 11, 2023

Bold, New Space and Courageous Dialogue

(1 hr. 15 min.)

SPEAKERS: Nilda Gumbs, Chief of Staff, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association; Deepa Purushothaman, DEI Leader, Former Senior Partner at Deloitte, and Author

Brought to The WICT Network Online Learning Library thanks to the Walter Kaitz Foundation

Most companies aren’t currently creating the kind of spaces we need to grow and thrive—spaces that celebrate courage and vulnerability and encourage authentic employee connection. As current and prospective leaders in our organizations, we have a key role to play in helping workers feel connected to one another, encouraging productive dialogue, and propelling diverse corporations to reach their full potential. In this insightful and engaging fireside chat, Deepa Purushothaman will share practical steps for creating bold, new spaces in our organizations.

October 11, 2022

LC2022: Brighter by the Day – A Fireside Chat with Robin Robert

MODERATOR: Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, The WICT Network

SPEAKER: Robin Roberts, Journalist & Best-selling Author

We are thrilled to welcome journalist and best-selling author Robin Roberts for a keynote address. Robin’s remarkable career spans more than three decades as one of America’s most renowned and trusted journalists. Her award-winning work and powerful personal story inspire millions across the globe. In addition to her work as co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, Robin leads Rock’n Robin Productions, an independent production company creating original broadcast and digital programming.

She is the author of From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By and Everybody’s Got Something. Her third book, Brighter by the Day: Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams, debuted in April 2022. In this illuminating conversation with Maria Brennan, Robin will impart to attendees the value of an optimistic outlook. She will unpack how, especially in trying times, shifting our mindsets to focus on our true intentions can put us on the path to achieving our life and career goals.

October 11, 2022

Vivian Kaye from The WICT Network’s LC2022 “Pearls of Wisdom”

(10 min.)

Vivian Kaye is the Founder & CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, a premium textured hair extension brand for Black women that she bootstrapped to over $6 million in revenue as an immigrant, college dropout, and single mom. Her presence and genuine desire to continuously learn and grow while keeping it REAL quickly made her a personality who transcended the title of Founder and CEO.

Ultimately, she organically grew her personal platform by exchanging tips and tricks that she learned on her personal entrepreneurial journey. As a self-proclaimed Gary Vee meets Oprah remix, Vivian acts as the bridge between big and small businesses. is a business and empowerment expert, as well as a TV, radio, and podcast personality. Through her magnetic energy, Vivian empowers, uplifts, and educates her audience into taking action.

Along with her philanthropic efforts through mentorship, she has worked with many notable brands such as Shopify, Porsche Canada, Desjardins, LG Canada, RBC, Fairmont Hotels, BMO, Samsung, and American Express Canada to name a few.

October 11, 2022

LC2022: Pearls of Wisdom

(1 hr.)

Brought to The WICT Network Online Learning Library thanks to the Walter Kaitz Foundation

This inspirational capstone session, styled after the famed TED Talks, brings together dynamic and innovative thought leaders to impart their wisdom in a series of high-impact keynotes. Speakers share the journeys and transformational moments that have shaped their lives and careers, which will motivate you to take their teachings and turn them into an action plan!

October 10, 2022

LC2022: Profiles of Champions – Delivering Peak Performance

(56 min.)

MODERATOR: Molly Qerim, Host, First Take, ESPN

SPEAKERS: Katrina Adams, Executive, Author, TV Analyst and Former Pro Tennis Player; Maia Chaka, Educator, NFL Official, Founder of Making Meaningful Change; Stefanie Dolson, Center, New York Liberty, WNBA; Summer Sanders, Former Olympic Swimmer, Gold Medalist, TV Commentator and Author

World-class athletes competing at an elite level cultivate endurance, strength, flexibility and focus — traits that also provide a competitive edge in the workplace. As one of the conference’s highest-rated sessions, this encore panel discussion returns with a fresh lineup of leading athletes and sports personalities to break down the strategies that deliver peak performance under pressure. These top players will share their personal stories and empower you to write your own winning playbook for thriving as a corporate athlete.

October 10, 2022

LC2022: Reimagination – The Future Workplace

(57 min.)

MODERATOR: Lorraine Hack, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

SPEAKERS: Samira Panah Bakhtiar, Director, Global Media & Entertainment, Amazon Web Services; Karen Dougherty Buchholz, EVP, Administration, Comcast; Soraya Loerts, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Liberty Global

As businesses emerge from the extended pandemic, there are greater workforce expectations and demands. Luckily for those in our industry, rapid change has long been the norm, making us nimble and accustomed to adopting new innovations and processes.
In this focused panel discussion, we will explore work trends relevant to our industry and big picture concepts shaping our future workplace—from diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to flexible work schedules, and more. How can we design our work environments to meet our employees where they are, both now and in the future?

July 20, 2022

Beyond the Hashtag: Moving from Grassroots to Grand Landscapes

(40 min.)

SPEAKERS: Lori Hall, Co-Founder & Head of Creative, Pop’N Creative
Michael K. Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association.

As we attempt to heal the deep wounds affecting our society, businesses have a moral obligation to hold themselves accountable and evaluate how they contribute to the tangled web of systemic racism. Our industry is one that wields great economic power, and we have tremendous social influence as content creators and conduits of information for billions around the world. Almost every major business has made a public commitment to diversity and inclusion following the recent social justice movement; however, we need to move past statements and spring into action if we are going to make real and measurable progress.