Save the date:

The 2018 WICT Leadership Conference will take place October 15-16, 2018, at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. We hope to see you there!

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.

Below are some exciting highlights from the 2017 conference.


September 25 - 26, 2017 • New York Marriott Marquis

 Katie Couric opened the WICT Leadership Conference with a 

Keynote Conversation featuring Joanne Lipman

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Katie Couric, Award Winning Journalist & Bestselling Author and Joanne Lipman,
Editor in Chief, USA Today & USA Today Network; Chief Content Officer, Gannett

Opening Session

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Trudie Styler delivered Keynote Remarks to the largest audience
ever at the Touchstones Luncheon

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Trudie Styler, Actress, Producer, Director (IFC Films' Freak Show)

WICT President & CEO, Maria Brennan presented WICT Chair,
Martha Soehren with a Diversity Medallion at the Touchstones Luncheon

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Taking Charge of Your Feedback during Roundtable Discussions

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The exceptional athletes featured on the
Profiles of Champions Panel

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 Kathrine Switzer, First Registered Female Boston Marathon Runner, Emmy-Winning Commentator; Carli Lloyd, World Cup Soccer Champion; Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist; NWSL Player, broadcast on Lifetime; Chiney Ogwumike, WNBA player, Analyst, ESPN;
Lisa Kerney, Anchor, SportsCenter, ESPN

Networking at the Big Apple Reception

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Gretchen Carlson kicked off Day 2 of the conference with
an inspirational Keynote speech

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Gretchen Carlson, TV Journalist & Women's Empowerment Advocate

Activating Allies: Uniting Against Unconscious Bias

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Jennifer Brown, Founder & CEO, Jennifer Brown Consulting; Deepali Bagati, Executive Director, United States, Catalyst, Inc.; LeVoyd Carter, Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Cox Communications; Angela Santone, EVP & Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Turner; Tina Simmons, SVP, Human Resources - Central Division, Comcast

WICT partnered with NAMIC and the Walter Kaitz Foundation to unveil
the results of the 2017 PAR AIM Survey 
at the Joint Diversity Town Hall

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Michael K. Powell, President & CEO, NCTA; Eglon Simons, President & CEO, NAMIC, David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast; Rhonda Crichlow, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications; Karen Bennett, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Cox Communications; Adria Alpert Romm, Chief HR & Global Diversity Officer, Discovery Communications; Monica Diaz, VP, Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness, ESPN; John Yang, Correspondent, PBS NewsHour, NewsHour Productions; Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, WICT; and David Porter, Executive Director, Walter Kaitz Foundation

Thought leaders from the capstone session, Pearls of Wisdom

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Dana Strong, President & COO, Virgin Media; Alison Wright, Photographer, Alison Wright Photography; Juju Chang, Co-anchor, ABC News’ Nightline; Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code; and Kimberly Brooks, Host/Correspondent, Fusion Network

View more photos in our Facebook photo album.


Registration included attendance at the WICT Touchstones Luncheon on September 25. During the luncheon, WICT recognized our 2017 Women of the Year and Women to Watch honorees.

The WICT Leadership Conference was held at the 

Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.


New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

​​​To view more photos, visit our Facebook page​.​


WICT gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the 

2018 Leadership Conference:


















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WICT recognizes our 2018 Touchstone Partners