Workforce Surveys

Industry Diversity Research

The Walter Kaitz Foundation is proud to fund annual reports on the state of diversity in the industry.

That research includes both the NAMIC AIM (Advancement Investment Measurement) and the WICT PAR (Pay Equity, Advancement Opportunities, Resources for Work/Life Integration) reports.

This research allows companies to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to set goals and policies to improve their workforce diversity.


The NAMIC AIM report provides a baseline of statistics on the status of multi-ethnic employment in the cable telecommunications industry. Now in its eighth wave, NAMIC’s biennial diversity survey is a powerful example of the organization’s partnership with companies to provide information and resources to build a pipeline of diverse talent in the cable telecommunications industry.

The findings from the NAMIC AIM are important determinants of NAMIC’s programmatic direction, and leverage support for other strategic diversity endeavors. In fact, the initial 1999 research spawned NAMIC’s flagship Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), currently held in partnership with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.



Biennially Women in Cable Telecommunications conducts the WICT PAR Survey. The PAR Survey is a central part of WICT’s overall PAR Initiative; an initiative designed to help cable companies reap the benefits of a more gender-diverse and inclusive workplace. In addition to gauging the representation of women throughout the industry’s workforce, the survey specifically measures the survey participants’ practices related to pay equity, advancement opportunities, and resources for work/life integration.

Based on the PAR Survey results, WICT creates an overall Executive Report that analyzes the movement and positions of women in the industry, indicating gender differentials in promotions, hiring, and exit rates. The report also assesses the representation of women at varying levels of the corporate hierarchy and within specific job disciplines.


2017 UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report

The 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report revealed that while women have made strides in Hollywood over the past year, and several television shows with diverse casts have come to light, women and minorities are still underrepresented in the business, whether on screen or behind the scenes. Minorities have gained some ground in recent years when it comes to succeeding as creators of premium TV scripted shows, or as lead performers in premium TV reality programs or other shows, but there is still work to be done to ensure that diverse perspectives are reflected in the programming world.


Nielsen African-American Consumer Report

“Young, Connected and Black” continues a dialogue started in the 2015 Diverse Intelligence Series report—“Increasingly Affluent, Educated and Diverse, African-American Consumers: The Untold Story.” This latest report highlights African-Americans’ economic and cultural gains and continues to shine a spotlight on how African-American Millennials are forging ahead in their use of technology and social media to raise awareness and evoke a national discussion on civic and political issues.