Senior Executive Summit

A Compelling Educational Experience for the Industry’s Most Accomplished Women


The WICT Network Senior Executive Summit (SES) is an invitation-only learning opportunity designed exclusively for top-ranking women in media, entertainment and technology. Presented in collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), this master class program combines the power of The WICT Network’s proven leadership development programs with the excellence of Stanford’s top-rated business school.

Each year the curriculum is all new—customized to ensure participants are learning the latest and newest innovations in strategic leadership and business research. Participants can take part year after year for continued executive education or for one single year.

Program Information

The 2023 program took place June 11-14; stay tuned for details regarding the 2025 session of the Senior Executive Summit.

Note: The Senior Executive Summit is an invitation-only program. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please reach out to

Knight Management Center, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Each year, SES is held on campus with participants staying in the Knight Management Center graduate dorms and within the Stanford University classrooms in Palo Alto, CA, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the learning and cohort-based experience.

  • Candidate is among the highest-ranking leaders within her company.
  • Candidate has at least 15 years of executive management experience.
  • Candidate is Senior Vice President to C-suite title, or equivalency thereof.

The Senior Executive Summit is an invitation-only program. Reach out to to discuss your eligibility.

  • Foster community among the most influential women in media, entertainment and technology
  • Showcase newest research and data through Stanford’s numerous resources
  • Dissect current case-studies to teach operational triumphs and pitfalls
  • Analyze effective frameworks for executing change-management initiatives
  • Cultivate methodologies for reframing challenges and innovating solutions
  • Build on strategies and organizational interventions for blocking bias while promoting diversity and inclusion


Since the Senior Executive Summit first launched in 2013, The WICT Network has collaborated with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) to create a program unique within the media, entertainment and technology sectors; sectors that have several similar business challenges and opportunities. SES consistently rates as one of the best educational programs in the media industry. Participants gain diverse and dynamic perspectives from Stanford’s finest minds as well as their classroom peers. And because theirs is a research institute, Stanford’s teachings are grounded in case studies, research and original data, enabling attendees to be among the first to learn trends and technologies that are disrupting the way media and entertainment companies do business. In addition to experiential and data-driven master classes presented by GSB faculty, the program includes opportunities to converse with business icons from Silicon Valley and the surrounding area.

Scroll down to see what past participants had to say.


Absolutely loved this program! This program far exceeded my expectations and is one of the best I’ve attended in my career. I will be encouraging other women on our executive team to attend.
– Maureen McCabe Moore, Chief Customer Experience Officer, GCI Communications Corp
The instructors were energizing and engaging. The focus on innovation and entrepreneurship was spot on and relevant to our business today. The classes challenged us to think differently and to become better leaders. And my fellow classmates were accomplished women with whom I plan to keep in touch. Overall, a world-class experience.
– Patricia Cabello, Head of Human Resources, REVOLT TV


If you have any questions regarding this program or would like additional information, please contact Jason Brown at 202-827-4781.