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September 19, 2023

2023 Pearls of Wisdom: Amber Rae

(12 min.)

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

SPEAKER: Amber Rae, Best-Selling Author, Artist & Global Advocate for Creativity, Self-Discovery & Emotional Wellness

Pearls of Wisdom, 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 will 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.

September 18, 2023

The Power of Reinvention in Life & Work

(54 min.)

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

SPEAKER: Joanne Lipman, Bestselling Author, CNBC Contributor, Former Chief Editor of USA Today & Lecturer, Yale University

The profound disruptions of recent years have prompted us to reprioritize how we live, work and lead. But what’s next—and how do we get there? In this lively session, Joanne Lipman walks us through the steps of successful reinventions, drawn from the hundreds of personal interviews and scientific research papers that inform her powerhouse new book, NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work. She will explain the four steps of every transformation and explore the three myths that can derail progress. Participants will leave with a toolkit of actions they can take right now, to change lives and workplaces—and to inspire innovation in others.

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August 10, 2023

Function at Full Capacity: Creating Energy, Connection & Courage

(55 min.)

SPEAKER: Natalie Johnson, Co-Founder and CVO of ViDL 

OVERVIEW: This training focuses on the three most significant elements of organizational well-being that allow organizations to function at full capacity: energy, connection and courage. Read the below attributes to learn more about what we’ll be covering in this insightful webinar!

Energy is one of our most valuable resources yet most of us fail to manage it effectively. This workshop will focus on how we can connect to a valuable motivator that will help us to change and sustain behaviors that support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy.

Connection: Many teams struggle with ego, ineffective communication, and a lack of trust. We’ll introduce a foundational skill that will elevate team performance through better trust, communication, and collaboration.

Courage: Command and control leadership still exists in most organizations because you can scare people into doing what you want. However, it’s not sustainable and the consequence is burnout, lack of organizational trust and wasted resources. This workshop will define what it means to be a courageous leader and introduce a sustainable way of leading effectively.

June 22, 2023

DEI Metrics: How Our Industry Measures Up

(1 hour, 8 min)

Our panel of experts took a deep dive into the results of the 2022 PAR Workplace Diversity Survey. Together, we will explored:

  • How our industry compares to national benchmarks.
  • The status of women and women of color with regard to recruitment and retention.
  • Strategies to improve results and proven practices that lead to better representation of women at all levels.

By sharing best practices and benchmarking progress through the PAR Survey and PAR at Work webinars, we help companies strengthen their workplace diversity and inclusion tactics. We know this leads to improved company performance, more innovation and higher profitability, ultimately moving our industry forward for the benefit of all.

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.