Industry Insider: November 2021

Walter Kaitz Foundation funds upcoming AIM and PAR Research Surveys

Commit to Be Counted Banner AdThanks to WICT and NAMIC’s research funded by the Walter Kaitz Foundation, and our industry’s foresight in understanding the importance of data collection and benchmarking, we know how well we are doing in regard to diversity and inclusion, both at the organizational level as well as in comparison to the landscape in which we operate. As we continue orienting our business to meet the demands of this moment in history, let’s work together to ensure that we build organizations that are truly diverse, equitable and inclusive. Participation gives your company critical diversity data and will provide a clearer picture of where the industry stands to improve our DEI practices

Please click here to confirm your organization’s interest and to register for the informational webinar hosted by PwC, which will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET.


NAMIC Vision Awards Now Accepting Entries

NAMIC awardNAMIC is now accepting entries for the 2022 NAMIC Vision Awards. The NAMIC Vision Awards honor original programming content created for television and digital platforms that best reflect the increasingly diverse, multi-ethnic and multicultural viewing audience. Entry deadline: Friday, December 17, 2021 by 11:59 PM EST. Nominations and winners of the 2022 NAMIC Vision Awards will be announced in Spring 2022. Get started and learn more.


The WICT Network Executive Development Series

Leading with Power and AuthenticityAuthenticity—using your own unique characteristics to lead—can have exponential impact, especially in difficult times. Leading with Power and Authenticity provides an experiential learning environment, weaving together theory and practice.

Leading with Power and Authenticity is part of The Executive Development Series (EDS) designed to help mid-career professional women build skills that are critical to effectively delivering results within their organizations, with a focus on mastering competencies vital to success at the director and VP level. The two seminars of the series, Leading with Power and Authenticity and Executive Leadership Presence, may be taken in any order.  Learn more and register.


Emma Bowen Foundation

Antoinette MillerThe Emma Bowen Foundation recently welcomed new team member, Antoinette Miller, Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Partner Relations. Antoinette will lead initiatives and programs that support the attraction, recruitment, retention, development and empowerment of diverse early-career talent for the EBF Fellowship program. She is also responsible for driving and maintaining engagement and relationships with new and existing partner companies, universities, diversity partners and EBF alumni.

Antoinette comes into this work with a deep understanding of how to empower the next generation of thinkers, doers, movers, and shakers. This is key, as EBF’s goals are ambitious, and the work to eliminate social and racial inequities in public health, media, tech, government, and elsewhere, is far from over.


Join the Walter Kaitz Foundation for Courageous Conversations AI& DEI: A Brave New World

Courageous Conversations Banner ImageJoin the Walter Kaitz Foundation for an enriching conversation with a host of experts who will discuss both the opportunities and pitfalls of AI and its impact on diverse communities. The presentation kicks off with a primer on AI, followed by a powerful keynote by a leading technologist to help demystify and “humanize” AI.

What follows next is an enriching conversation that will examine algorithmic bias, governance, ethics, and best practices, including innovations in talent recruitment & retention as well as customer service technology. Orlando Hampton, Chief Customer Officer, Afiniti; Brajesh Jha, SVP & Global Head, Media Publishing & Entertainment, Genpact; and Raquelle Zuzarte, Founder & CMO, Equity Project for All, will discuss the benefits and fallouts that could come from a world keenly focused on AI while exploring the possibilities of putting into place structural safety rails to establish best practices for innovating responsibly with AI, particularly for diverse communities.

This conversation will be moderated by Andreen Soley, Director of Public Interest Technology University Network, New America. Register to attend.


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