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The Company Behind Fearless Girl Has Voted Against Several Gender Pay Equity Resolutions, New Study Reveals
A new study shows that State Street, the company behind the viral Fearless Girl statue, has voted against gender diversity initiatives on several occasions—moves that stand in contrast to the self-proclaimed ethos of the Fearless Girl campaign.

AspireTV’s Strategy:  Let Black Women Lead the Way
A  recent survey conducted by the American Advertising Federation’s Mosaic Center for Multiculturalism and Zeta Phi Beta found alarming statistics on how the media portray black women.  “Only 12 percent of African-American and Caucasian women believe there are positive images of African-American women in the media,” says Mary Breaux Wright, International President, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Liggins: I’m Feeling Really Good Right Now
CEO Alfred Liggins said he’s very happy with the results and the company had a better radio quarter than most people thought they would. “I’m really proud of the radio guys.”

Did the call for Inclusion Riders help make Hollywood more diverse?
In less than a year, “The inclusion rider has moved from concept to concrete actions that creatives and companies are employing to counter biases in hiring across entertainment, sports, theater, and technology.” Fast Company asks the question.

4A’s Panel: ‘Diversity of Thought Without Diverse Representation Is Not What We’re Trying to Achieve’
Executives agree that agencies need to do better 4A’s “Diversity & Inclusion: Myth vs. Reality” panel, the audience provided evidence as to why such conversations are so important for the industry.

Sixty-Four Percent of Diverse TV Writers Experience Discrimination or Harassment on the Job, New Report Finds
Sixty-four percent of diverse writers working in television today have experienced bias, discrimination or harassment, including seeing their pitches rejected only for a non-diverse writer to pitch the same idea and get accepted, a new report finds. The “Think Tank for Inclusion and Equity” (TTIE) report, from a consortium of working TV writers and therapist Alton Carswell (MA, LMFT), was put together to dig deeper into how working Hollywood writers who identify as women or non-binary, LGBTQ, people of color and people with disabilities fare within the writers’ rooms.

Beyonce And Jay-Z’s Emotional GLAAD Media Awards Speech Honors Family, Champions LGBTQ Rights
Beyonce and Jay-Z accept the Vanguard Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Freeform Summit Unapologetically Leads The Charge When It Comes To Showcasing Representation On TV
Freeform prides themselves on their slate of shows that put inclusion and representation of marginalized communities on full display – and the Freeform Summit, held in March, unapologetically celebrated that with a series of panels that not only showcased their series but the social issues in the real world that they reflect.

Personalized Ads Draw Multicultural Consumers
Adriana Waterston offers insights into how brands can engage consumers with relevant messaging and creative in this column in Broadcasting & Cable Magazine.