The WICT Network Announces 2023 Rising Leaders

180 of the Industry’s Top Emerging Talent Chosen to Participate in Immersive Leadership Development Program 

Washington, DC (April 21, 2023) – The WICT Network announced the 180 designees of its 2023 Rising Leaders Program (RLP). RLP is comprised primarily of industry professionals at the manager and director level who have demonstrated strong leadership potential within their companies.

The top candidates were chosen based on a highly competitive application process and reviewed by more than 100 media professionals, themselves alumnae of the program.

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 the intensive immersion program, each rising leader will take part in leadership analysis and case study work while expanding their professional networks.

The WICT Network gratefully acknowledges Comcast NBCUniversal as the Silver Sponsor of the 2023 Rising Leaders Program.

“The WICT Network’s Rising Leaders Program provides tomorrow’s leaders with essential tools to enhance their skills and strengthen their companies, especially in the context of rapid change,” said Jessa Cooke, Vice President, Educational Programs. “The program continues to reach maximum capacity each year, demonstrating the value it brings to participants and the organizations that support The WICT Network.”  

The following companies will each be represented in the 2023 Rising Leaders Program:

  • A+E Networks
  • AWS
  • Cable One (including Sparklight)
  • Charter Communications (including Spectrum Reach)
  • Comcast (including AudienceXpress, Comcast NBCUniversal, Effectv & FreeWheel)
  • CommScope
  • Cox Communications (including Cox Media & Cox Business)
  • CSG
  • ESPN
  • GCI
  • Hallmark Media
  • iconectiv
  • INSP
  • Liberty Global
  • Midco
  • NBCUniversal (including Peacock TV)
  • Paramount (including CBS Studios)
  • STARZ Entertainment
  • TV One
  • Warner Bros. Discovery

Visit The WICT Network website for a complete list of participants, their biographies, and more information about the Rising Leaders Program.

About The WICT Network

The WICT Network is a global organization whose mission is to create women leaders that transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For more than 40 years, The WICT Network has partnered with media, entertainment and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members and 24 chapters strong, The WICT Network is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in media. Charter Communications, Comcast NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company are The WICT Network’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit or follow @WICTHQ on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for more information.