The 2018 WICT Leadership Conference is underway starting Monday, October 15th through October 16th in New York City. For those who are not able to join the fun, WICT Southeast board members Daphne Ternoir, Elizabeth Rasberry, Shelley Hoffmann, and first-time attendee, Bonnie MacDonald will keep you updated. There are loads of informative sessions and inspiring speakers, so check back to keep up with all the excitement.
From Shelley (11:30 am)
Alyssa Milano talks about “taking our collective pain and turning it into a collective power” with the Me Too and Time’s Up movements
From Shelley (10:43 am)
Alyssa Milano is here to discuss the #MeToo Movement. How do we make the change now? Panelist Susan Chira, The New York Times Senior Correspondent & Editor of Gender Issues said, “This is a revolution. They don’t come easily or without opposition.”
From Elizabeth (10:19 am)
From the general session “Beyond the Hashtags”, panelists talk with WICT President, Maria Brennan about the importance of teaching lessons of equality early.
From Elizabeth (9:18 am)
Attendees can purchase books on a variety of career development topics. Authors Misty Copeland and Erica Keswin were at the first day of the conference.
From Elizabeth (9:10)
From Bonnie (8:52 am)
The conference is super interesting and inspiring. Didn’t get a chance to send updates during all the informational sessions that I attended, so here’s a couple of pictures to recap what I experienced.
Bonnie Hammer, the chairman NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, spoke to young professionals about the importance of finding a challenging mentor to help you realize your full potential.
Lisa Schwartz (left), Co-President of IFC Films & Sundance Selects interviewed Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan at the WICT luncheon. Carey Mulligan quotes a poem that inspired her early in her career- “These are our days. Walk them. Fear nothing.”
From Elizabeth (5:08 pm)
Panelists share stories of adversity and triumph with WICT conference attendees.
From Elizabeth (1:46 pm)
From Elizabeth (11:00 am)
Author Erica Keswin signs copies of her book, “Bring Your Human to Work”.
From Shelley (10:46 am)
Are you authentic in the office? Do you make connections? Do you bring your “human” to work? Erica Keswin, author of Bring Your Human to Work and founder of Spaghetti Project, tells attendees how you can with three ways 1) know who you are 2) speak in a real voice with impactful storytelling and 3) empower your employees.
From Elizabeth (9:42 am)
Great conversation with Stephanie Ruhle from MSNBC and Bonnie Hammer, Chairman NBC Universal. Topics including mentoring and paying your dues.
From Elizabeth (8:50am)
From Shelley (5:25pm EST):
Maria Brennan, CEO, and President of WICT, kicks off the WLC Chapter Leader Roundtable with her vision for the organization – to provide resources and intelligence for the industry to become gender equitable. She will not rest until it’s 50/50