Diversity Week at a Glance
WICT Leadership Conference
Sept. 15-16, New York Marriott Marquis
WICT opens its 2014 conference — with its theme of “Step In. Step Up. Step Out” — with journalist and author Andrea Mitchell. Other opening guest speakers include WICT CEO Maria Brennan; Comcast EVP and chief diversity officer David Cohen; WICT-co founder and first executive director Lucille Larkin; media entrepreneur Geraldine Laybourne; TV One SVP of national account and field-sales strategies Rori Peters; and former BendBroadband CEO Amy Tykeson.
Christine Driessen, EVP and CFO of ESPN, will be recognized as Woman of the Year at WICT’s Touchstones Luncheon, with remarks from Maggie Gyllenhaal of SundanceTV’s The Honorable Woman.
For the full schedule, visit: http://www.wict.org/programs/conference/Pages/2014-Conference-Schedule.aspx#.VBCuMGMzLuA.
Sept. 16-17, New York Marriott Marquis
NAMIC’s 28th annual conference opens with a conversation with NCTA CEO Michael Powell and a keynote from astronaut Leland Melvin. Other highlights: the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program Luncheon, featuring a keynote speech from ABC Nightline anchor Juju Chang.
The Sept. 17 general session, a discussion on the state of diversity in the media, will include David Cohen, Comcast EVP; Craig Robinson, EVP and chief diversity officer, NBCUniversal; Josie J. Thomas, EVP and chief diversity officer, CBS Corp.; Marva Smalls, EVP of global inclusion strategy, Viacom, and EVP, public affairs and chief of staff, Nickelodeon; and Rhonda Taylor, EVP and chief people officer, Cox.
For the full schedule, visit: http://namic.com/events/conference/index.php.
Kaitz Foundation Dinner
Sept. 17, New York Marriott Marquis
The Kaitz Foundation will honor FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn with its Diversity Advocate Award and BET Networks with its Diversity Champion Award.
For more info, visit: http://www.walterkaitz.org/dinner/home/.