Rising Leaders Program



Exceptional Leadership Training for Up-and-Coming Industry Professionals


The WICT Network’s Rising Leaders Program (RLP) is a premier professional development program for emerging women leaders in media, entertainment and technology. Participants learn how to build and develop high-performing teams; expand their organizational impact; build alliances; assess diverse leadership styles, and more. During this week-long, intensive immersion program, participants take part in leadership analysis and case study work while expanding their professional networks.

Meet the 2023 program participants here!

Program Information

This is a competitive, application-based program and all applicants must be approved by their companies to participate in this one-week course.

  • Applications for the 2024 Rising Leaders Program are now CLOSED. Applications for 2025 will open in August, 2024.


  • $4,850 for members
  • $5,075 for non-members (rate includes a membership with The WICT Network for eligible participants)

Tuition covers program costs including course materials, instruction and daytime meals. Travel, accommodations and dinners are the responsibility of participants.

In 2024, The WICT Network will hold three RLP sessions:

  • April 15-19, 2024 – Savannah, GA
  • June 3-7, 2024 – Philadelphia, PA
  • November 4-8, 2024 – San Francisco, CA

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  • Manager or director level, or equivalency thereof
  • 5 to 7 years of business experience with strong foundational management skills
  • Demonstrated potential and desire for leadership and career advancement
  • Endorsed by her company to participate in the Rising Leaders Program

The Rising Leaders Program is designed for emerging leaders who are ready to challenge their own skills and take the next step in designing their leadership blueprint. The Rising Leaders Program will explore:

  • Social Styles
  • The Six Elements of Leadership Model
  • High-Performance Teams
  • Executive Presence
  • Politics, Power and Influence
  • Strategic Thinking

Hyatt Regency Spring

The riverfront hotel in Savannah’s Historic District has direct access to cobblestoned River Street, putting you steps away from downtown monuments, shops, local restaurants and live music. Discover what makes this Savannah hotel so unique.


Our negotiated room rates start at $247/night (plus tax, while supplies last) and are subject to availability. Visit the Hyatt Regency website to reserve your room by Monday, March 4, 2024.


“Amazing. I will recommend to my leadership that we invest in more of our leaders and high potential team members by sending them through this program.”
“One of the best leadership programs I have attended in my entire career. This is one week of focusing on me with a room full of supportive women. Grateful!”
“If you have to take one leadership session that is going to change the way you look at yourself and others, I will say this is it.”
“RLP is a phenomenal program. The content was universally helpful to those in various roles/situations, and I treasure the personal connections I made.”


If you have questions regarding this program or would like additional information, please contact Megan Marksberry via email or by phone at 202-827-4789.


The WICT Network gratefully acknowledges the sponsor of the Rising Leaders Program