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Book It! Diversity Week Resources

November 2, 2016

During the annual Diversity Week, attendees get to hear directly from expert presenters. They take notes, review the session materials and participate in Q&A sessions to retain as much information as possible. The conference planners make it easy to continue the learning by providing immediate access to the books authored by the thought leaders with… Read More

Social and Traditional Media – The Intersect

According to the 2016 annual Hollywood Diversity Report, posts and tweets tell a us lot about what audiences want and who audiences want to see on the screen. “Social media engagement, an increasingly important measure of popularity, ranked higher for more diverse programming.” The study found that among broadcast TV shows, the median number of… Read More

Walking the Walk – Diversity Week 2016

“What I love about this industry is that we set our own standards. […]Name me one other industry in the world that brings every one of its senior leadership to a city for an entire week and the only subject is to work on diversity, to train employees while they’re here, to provide programming and… Read More

Discovering Ourselves: Hollywood Creative Forum 8.0

Prepare to be amazed during two days of exclusive access to media and entertainment industry executives, content pioneers and astounding presenters. Each year at the Hollywood Creative Forum, participants find themselves in awe of the breadth of information and opportunities available to them during the two-day, exclusive event. The Walter Kaitz Foundation developed the Forum… Read More

Diversity: Has the Word Lost its Power?

Some industry leaders and cultural experts believe that the word diversity lost its relevance in the struggle for equality in the corporate world and, more specifically, in the entertainment industry. During the spirited newsmakers panel at NAMIC’s 30th Annual Conference, journalist Roland Martin discussed Hollywood director, Ava DuVernay’s, choice to use the word inclusion to… Read More

Feast, Fellowship, Focus: The 33rd Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, advocates and supporters joined together in celebration at the 33rd Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner. The event represented the culmination of Diversity Week activities where hundreds gather in NYC to acknowledge gains made in the media and communications industry while simultaneously working to identify and implement solutions to the… Read More

David Porter

Welcome from the Executive Director
Inclusion. Impact. Inspiration.

Each September, during Diversity Week, we put inclusion into practice by offering women, people of color, and the LGBT community the singular opportunity to build and learn in a uniquely prepared space. A key tool for the Kaitz Foundation in the development of this year’s Diversity Week was the third annual Hollywood Diversity Report produced… Read More

Kaitz at INTX

July 18, 2016

2016 MILLENNIALS MASTER CLASS On Wednesday, May 18, the Foundation hosted its second event, a one-day Millennials Master Class designed to expose qualified young professionals to business and networking opportunities. The Walter Kaitz Foundation created this partnership among its member companies to cooperatively encourage high-potential college students, representing multi-ethnic backgrounds, to pursue careers in the… Read More

Rising Leaders Program Class of 2017

The 2016 class of the WICT Rising Leaders Program (RLP) wrapped up the second of three intensive sessions this year. The Kaitz Foundation conceived of the comprehensive, high-level leadership training program for women and funded its launch ten years ago. Today, RLP is one of the most sought after opportunities by emerging leaders in the… Read More

Kaitz Annual Fundraising Dinner Launches!

The Walter Kaitz Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Dinner is set to take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the New York Marriott Marquis and you are invited. The Dinner is part of cable’s Diversity Week activities and produces significant funding and support for three key non-profit organizations whose commitment to building opportunities for women and… Read More