March 18 - 22, 2018
Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA


Presented in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the WICT Senior Executive Summit (SES) debuted in March 2013 to enthusiastic reviews from the inaugural class and has since offered unique and equally compelling educational experiences. Designed exclusively for the cable industry's most senior women executives, this master class immersion program combines the power of WICT's proven leadership development programs with the excellence of Stanford's top-rated business school.
During the summit, Stanford's leading professors in business address critical themes such as Agile Leadership and Power and Influence, providing participants with the latest techniques to navigate complex management issues.
Sample Program topics include:
  • Building and Leading Highly Effective Teams
  • The Psychology of Power With a Purpose
  • Design-Thinking to Drive Innovation
  • Technology and the Media Road Map
  • Neuroscience and the Connection to Exemplary Leadership

The WICT Senior Executive Summit includes special guest speakers and opportunities to dialogue with key Silicon Valley executives. These featured talks provide participants with a glimpse into how Silicon Valley leaders build innovative teams as well as how they manage within their organizations. Past presentations have included a tour and talk on the Apple campus, a dialogue with former Cisco CTO Padma Warrior, and a talk with former White House Communications Director David Demarest.


The invitation-only program is hosted on campus at the Knight Management Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the intense curriculum.


Baseline Requirements:

•Candidate is among the highest ranking women within her company.​

•Candidate has at least 15 years of executive management experience.

•Candidate is Executive Vice President to C-suite title, or equivalency thereof.



Here is what some of the past attendees had to say about the program:

 "Every senior leader should attend...So worth it! Really happy to be here."

-Patricia Betron, SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN ABC Sports Customer Marketing & Sales


"Better than anything else out there."

-Cindi Guthrie, SVP, HR Operations & Communication, Cablevision Systems Corporation


"Stanford Business School is an impressive facility - every room, classroom, etc. was high tech, clean, pristine."

-Nancy Daniels, EVP & GM, TLC, Discovery Communications





WICT recognizes the Walter Kaitz Foundation

for its support of the Senior Executive Summit






WICT recognizes our 2017 Touchstone Partners

 Photos from past SES programs