Industry Insider: July 2022

Monthly highlights of news and stories across media and entertainment that focuses on diversity and inclusion and our partners, supporters and donors.


T. Howard Foundation’s 29th Diversity Awards Dinner

THJoin the T. Howard Foundation for the 29th Diversity Awards Dinner on September 14th to celebrate our distinguished honorees, with Guest Emcee Sheinelle Jones.  The Foundation’s annual Diversity Awards Dinner recognizes and celebrates industry leaders and companies committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the media and entertainment industry. Learn more and register.



The WICT Network Announces 2022 Touchstone Partners

The WICT Network’s Strategic Touchstone Partners, a select group of leading organizations, show their year-round commitment to equity and inclusion by supporting our diversity-based professional development programs, original research and advocacy initiatives. This year’s partners include Charter Communications, Comcast NBCUniversal and the Walter Kaitz Foundation.

The WICT Network’s Catalyst Touchstone Partners serve as key champions of the organization and help us deliver on our mission to help create women leaders who transform the industry. These distinguished companies include Accenture, Altice USA, CommScope, Cox Communications, and Disney & ESPN Media Networks.

The WICT Network’s activities are also made possible through the support of this year’s Inspire Touchstone Partners, including A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Paramount, TV One and Warner Bros. Discovery. And as the industry continues to expand internationally, several global companies, including Liberty Global and Warner Bros. Discovery, offer their resources to support The WICT Network’s international chapter endeavors.

“The WICT Network’s corporate partners demonstrate an unwavering commitment to gender equity,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO. “They understand the business case for workplace diversity and inclusion and utilize The WICT Network’s resources as part of their competitive business strategy.”

Cindy Key, The WICT Network’s AVP, Business Development & Operations, added, “The close collaboration with our Touchstone Partners ensures we provide the highest quality programs and leadership development initiatives to women in media, entertainment and technology at all levels. In exchange, our stakeholders gain access to and receive recognition among our 10,000 members and countless supporters across the globe.”


NAMIC’s Executive Leadership Development Program

NAMIC’s award-winning Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) is offered in partnership with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. ELDP is a globally renowned program uniquely tailored for cable, media, and entertainment executives and was recently recognized as a Best Advance in Leadership Development for Racial/Ethnic Minorities. The deadline to apply is August 31st.


Emma Bowen Foundation’s AMMP Network 

EBF’s ALL Multicultural Media Professionals “AMMP” Network is a members-only networking group designed to connect members with EBF partner companies. AMMP members represent some of the top talent in media, entertainment and technology. The program’s goal is to provide members with ongoing access to exciting job opportunities through various channels, including in-person events, webinars, exclusive job mailings, and more. Learn more and join.