To serve as a catalyst for increasing diversity in the workforce, our strategic partners foster professional opportunities for women and multi-ethnic professionals in the media and technology industries. These organizations receive substantial grants for specific programs that meet and further the mission of Walter Kaitz Foundation.
The Emma L. Bowen Foundation
The Emma L. Bowden Foundation recruits promising students of color and places them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading media and technology companies, providing them with a pipeline of young talent and emerging leadership. In addition, they advocate for best practices in diverse hiring, retention, and advancement. Over their 26-year history, the Emma Bowen Foundation has provided internships for almost 800 students of color.
Serving more than 10,000 members across the media, WICT is the largest and most renowned organization representing women in the industry. Since WICT’s creation in 1979, their mission has been to create women leaders who transform our industry. They accomplish this through highly acclaimed training and development programs designed to develop women at every professional level. In addition, WICT advocates for women in the industry by commissioning gender diversity research and sharing proven diversity and inclusion tactics.
National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)
Founded in 1980, NAMIC is the premier organization that educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. NAMIC partners with the country’s leading media companies to help facilitate the personal and professional development of individuals from entry-level to the C-Suite.