October 2, 2020
Embrace Diversity. Embrace Success.
We're excited to see you next week at the 34th Annual NAMIC Conference!
Balancing formal programming and networking is a hallmark of NAMIC’s annual conference, and this year’s virtual experience will be no different. Join us for:
Teamwork Tuesday - Teamwork makes the dream work, and we’re devoting an entire day to the topic, all with the goal of inspiring and energizing you to help you build your own legacy and take your career to the next level.

Workforce Wednesday - Join us for the day as we tackle challenges in diversity and inclusion and honor leaders who are changing the workforce landscape today and for the next generation of leaders. Learn how to be a D&I game changer.

Tech & Culture Thursday - Gain fresh perspectives on complex challenges from top executives in our industry. You will learn firsthand how to adapt to a digital world and connect with peers in live question-and-answer sessions with our speakers.

Future Leaders Friday - Our final day is focused solely on these next generation leaders, with the goal of passing along seeds of wisdom from industry titans for career advancement. Learn how you can make your mark on culture and society as you build your own legacy.

Honorary Co-Chairs

We are pleased to present the honorary co-chairs for NAMIC’s 40th anniversary conference: Bob Bakish and Princell Hair.

Bob Bakish and Princell Hair each represent the essence of NAMIC’s 40th anniversary conference theme, “Building a Legacy: The Future is Now.” Bob Bakish, a staunch supporter of diversity, equity and inclusion, has led the revitalization and evolution of ViacomCBS core businesses for more than two decades. Princell Hair, recognized for his extensive career in broadcast management, is certainly making news as the new president and CEO of the nation’s only 24-hour news network devoted to the diverse perspectives of African American communities.
Annual Awards Ceremony ― 40 Years: A Celebration of Legacy Building 

Join us on Wednesday, October 7 at 1pm EDT for the Annual Awards Ceremony ― 40 Years: A Celebration of Legacy Building as we honor extraordinary leaders who have made indelible marks within their organizations and the industry.
Presenting Sponsors: Univision Communications and A+E Networks


The Next Generation Leader Awards represent the industry’s top honor by recognizing the best-of-the-best. These industry leaders have distinguished themselves as thought leaders, trendsetters, and change agents. They embody the NAMIC mission and have actively worked to advance multi-ethnic diversity in the industry by educating, advocating, and empowering people and organizations.
This year’s Next Generation Leaders include:

The Luminary Awards honor up-and-coming leaders who show the most potential to become tomorrow’s movers and shakers. These men and women are the rising stars in our industry who demonstrate strong leadership skills and embrace NAMIC’s mission by working to advance multi-ethnic diversity.
This year’s Luminaries include:

Mike Alexander, VP, Network Design & Infrastructure, Altice USA
Julissa Bonfante, VP, Content Publicity, Univision Communications
Tushar Dave, VP, Call Center Desktop Applications, Charter Communications
Akash Gupta, VP, Digital Analytics and Insights, Discovery, Inc.
Parvathy Hariharan, VP, Sales and Marketing, Comcast
Cecilia Masola, VP, Digital Content Licensing, A+E Networks
Ashley McFarlin Buie, VP, Development, WE tv
Dana Wilson, SVP, Reliability Engineering, Comcast
African-Americans Step Up TV Viewing in Pandemic
ViacomCBS Launches Inclusivity Effort for First-Time Filmmakers
ABC Unveils Ambitious Set of Inclusion Standards
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