Walter Kaitz Foundation
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Reset
During his recent testimony on the state of the television and video marketplace before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, NCTA’s President and CEO, Michael Powell proffered, “we are awash with content of every genre, to satisfy every conceivable preference. And every company is grappling with the disorienting and fast changes that are twisting with creative destruction.”
Jackie Szmaja and Jennifer Berger
Walter Kaitz Foundation Welcomes
Nyambi Nyambi, Danielle Young, Delroy Lindo
WKF Joins the ABFF in Championing the “Good Fight”
The Walter Kaitz Foundation’s (WKF) mission of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in media and entertainment is achieved in part through partnering with organizations with similar missions. One such group is the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), founded by Jeff Friday. The mission of ABFF is to empower black artists and showcase quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Their annual festival is the largest gathering of Black film and TV enthusiasts in the country.
T. Howard Foundation’s 26th Annual Diversity Awards Dinner,
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Leadership Foundation Celebration of Service to America Awards
Michelle Ray (left) and Jennifer Berger with John Legend who received the Service to America Award.
|Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner |
July 9, Washington, DC
Jennifer Berger and Jackie Szmaja attended the gathering of policy makers, corporate and advocacy organization executives to honor media industry luminaries of color and highlight the need for greater diversity in media. Kym Whitley and Sherri Shepherd served as co-hosts. Tom Joyner, Eun Yang, Parker Morse and Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL) are among our honorees.
Sarah Brown, Cowgirls
Cowgirls Takes Viewers on the
|WICT’s Flagship Program Achieves Milestone with 1000th Graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute|
|Women in Cable & Telecommunication (WICT) announced that it graduated its landmark one-thousandth participant in the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI) during its session in Park City, Utah this year. Comcast’s Sara Dionne, VP, Human Resources, Strategy & Operations, Northeast Division, is the milestone graduate. She joins an impressive cohort of BMLI alumnae, totaling 1,021 women worldwide.|
|‘Hadestown’ and diversity big winners at 2019 Tony Awards|
|Ali Stroker, the first actor in a wheelchair to win, is among dozens of women recognized at the 2019 Tony Awards. Buoyant winners used their acceptance speeches as platforms to highlight inclusivity and diversity as the way forward for Broadway.|
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