October 15 - 16, 2018

Marriott Marquis
New York, NY


Customize your learning experience at the 

WICT Leadership Conference: 

Review the agenda & choose your sessions today!

The WICT Leadership Conference is the preeminent leadership and professional development opportunity for cable professionals at all levels of their career journeys. Through inspiring keynote speakers and innovative workshops covering a variety of topics, as well as connecting with industry colleagues, each attendee is immersed in leadership activities designed to help impact their career and their company's bottom line.

Bonnie Hammer, Stephanie Ruhle Open WICT Leadership Conference


We are thrilled to announce that Bonnie Hammer, Chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and Studios, takes center stage to open the WICT Leadership Conference! She will be joined by MSNBC Live anchor Stephanie Ruhle, who will facilitate a "fireside" chat. The opening session is Monday, October 15, at the New York Marriott Marquis, and serves as the kick-off to Diversity Week 2018.

Both powerhouse speakers are part of a strong lineup of leaders and experts slated to address the WICT audience this year. Click here to view the complete list of speakers.


Profiles of Champions: Becoming a Corporate Athlete

Top professional athletes don’t come up with excuses—they come up with solutions. True champions are distinguished by how they overcome adversity to reach their goals, adopting skills of resilience, perseverance and teamwork along the way. 

These key attributes are very valuable in the workplace, and our panel’s winning principles can be applied both on the field and in a corporate setting. This encore panel discussion returns to explore the commonalities between high-performing athletes and high-performing executives. 

Let these top players be your “corporate coaches” by learning from their personal stories of trials and triumphs as you create your own unbeatable strategy.

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Pearls of Wisdom at the WICT Leadership Conference: 

Always Inspiring, Always Memorable

Returning for its eighth year, Pearls of Wisdom is always a favorite among WICT Leadership Conference attendees. 

Styled after the famed TED-talks, with dynamic and innovative thought-leaders imparting their wisdom in several mini-keynotes, the illuminating session closes the conference on a high note. 

This year is no exception. Our uplifting group of sought-after storytellers will share their personal journeys and defining moments, leaving you with both inspiration and aspiration as you move forward and forge your own unique story. 

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Click here to read the bios of each of our Pearls of Wisdom storytellers pictured above, as well as the rest of the innovators and thought-leaders you will meet in New York.


Registration includes attendance at the WICT Touchstones Luncheon on October 15. During the luncheon, WICT will recognize our 2018 Women of the Year and Women to Watch honorees.

The WICT Leadership Conference will be held at the 

Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.


New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036



WICT gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the 

2018 Leadership Conference:



WICT recognizes our 2018 Touchstone Partners