Findings from Biennial Diversity Survey to be Released
NEW YORK, NY, US, September 5, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Former Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael S. Steele, and April Reign, creator of the viral hashtag-turned-movement #OscarsSoWhite, will headline the 33rd Annual NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) Conference on Sept. 17-18 in New York City. The conference is the premier event for diversity and inclusion in the cable and communications industry.
The theme for this year’s conference, which is being held during the communications industry’s Diversity Week, is “Breaking Barriers: The Multicultural Media Agenda.” In addition to remarks from Steele, top executives from NAMIC and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) will unveil findings of their biennial Workforce Diversity Survey, which provides metrics on ethnic and gender diversity in the cable industry.
Other programming highlights include:
• a Startup Pitch Competition where finalists present business ideas to a panel of judges, including former NY Giants NFL Super Bowl Champion Amani Toomer and retired NBA Lakers/Wizards player Maurice Evans;
• an annual awards luncheon, which recognizes the next generation of leaders and luminaries; and
• the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award, a lifetime achievement honor for a diversity champion.
33rd Annual NAMIC Conference
“Breaking Barriers: The Multicultural Media Agenda”
Michael S. Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and MSNBC political analyst
April Reign, creator, #OscarsSoWhite
Pat Esser, president, Cox Communications
Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president & chief diversity officer, Comcast
A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO, NAMIC
For more information and a full list of confirmed presenters, please visit http://conference.namic.com
8:00 a.m. Tues., Sept. 17 – 1:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 18
Brecht, 4th Floor
New York Marriott Marquis
New York, N.Y. 10036
If you are a credentialed reporter or blogger and wish to attend, please contact Lisa Fels Davitt at email@example.com or (973) 886-1917 or Karen Addis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 787-2394.
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on cultural diversity, equity and inclusion in the communications industry. More than 4,000 professionals belong to a network of 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that target leadership development, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC collaborates with industry partners to expand and nurture a workforce that reflects the cultural richness of the populations served. For more information, please visit www.namic.com or follow @NAMICNational on Twitter.
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