The Walter Kaitz Foundation stands at the center of the cable industry’s long-standing commitment to diversity. Through the funds we raise, the organizations we support with grants and scholarships, and the programs we produce, we serve as a catalyst for increasing diversity in cable’s workforce, supplier base and programming. Our work is centered in three areas:
Our strategic partners foster professional opportunities for women and multi-ethnic professionals in the cable industry. These organizations receive substantial grants for specific programs that meet and further the mission of Walter Kaitz Foundation.
The Foundation’s partnerships allow it to offer several career-advancing scholarship and fellowship opportunities for members of the cable community.
To meet needs not addressed elsewhere, the Kaitz Foundation has developed and runs a number of specialty programs. Often developed in collaboration with other organizations, these programs advance diversity with insight, creativity and impact.
The Hollywood Creative Forum East provides unique opportunities for selected professionals of color who have worked in media to gain face-to-face access with cable programming executives in order to advance their careers. This event gives programming executives and production companies the opportunity to meet experienced, diverse, mid to upper-level creatives for non-fiction/reality project assignments, and pitch meetings.
A unique, one-day Master Class designed by Kaitz Foundation to educate “Millennials” about the cable industry by providing exposure to business trends and opportunities in cable telecommunications and digital media and giving participants direct access to industry leaders.
On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, The Walter Kaitz Foundation in conjunction with the Cable Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA) presented a panel on Infusing Diversity into the Technology Talent Pool at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA. The panel took place as part of CTHRA’s Annual Symposium that was developed by cable industry HR… Read More
While the New York City temperatures cooled into the 60’s on the evening of Wednesday, September 17, the atmosphere was warm inside the New York Marriott Marquis, site of the 31st Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner. Nearly 1,000 industry leaders and professionals came together to honor Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, FCC and Debra L…. Read More
On March 10, 2014, The Walter Kaitz Foundation in conjunction with Howard University School of Business presented the Executive Leadership Honors Program Corporate Retreat at The Conference Center in the Time and Life Building in New York, NY. Nearly 100 high-potential college students met and networked with cable industry leaders to learn about careers in… Read More
“What does your day look like?” asked Debra Langford, CEO, The Langford Company of a panel of five corner office executives in the cable industry during the 2014 Millennials Master Class held on April 30 during the NCTA Cable Show. Michael Quigley, Vice President, Business Development & Multiplatform Distribution, Turner Broadcasting Systems, was the first… Read More
On Thursday, June 19, creators of scripted content shared a day of discussion and networking with television entertainment industry leaders at the Hollywood Creative Forum East presented in partnership with the 18th Annual American Black Film Festival in New York, NY. The premiere event was keynoted by Barbara Fisher, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, UP. … Read More
Join the Walter Kaitz Foundation to congratulate FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn as Diversity Advocate and BET Networks as Diversity Champion at its 31st Annual Kaitz Dinner on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. This year’s evening among industry stars, legends and leaders is hosted by TimeWarner. To help… Read More
In its 25th year, The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media has been rated among the "Best Overall Internship" programs for 2014, according to a national survey conducted by Vault, an influential provider of information and solutions for professionals and students who are pursuing and managing high-potential careers. The Foundation ranked #11 among… Read More
The Walter Kaitz Foundation will present its fifth distinguished Millennials Master Class on Wednesday, April 30, during the NCTA Cable Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Featured speakers will include: Andrea Berry, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks; Mark Depietro, Vice President, Business Development, ARRIS; Art Evans, Director of Enterprise, Workplace Initiatives… Read More