March 24, 2021
Embrace Diversity. Embrace Success.
In this issue - NAMIC announces Vision Awards nominations; A+E Networks stands with the AAPI community in a new PSA; NAMIC issues statement on AAPI solidarity; and hear from more NAMIC female chapter leaders for Women's History Month.
HBO Leads Pack in NAMIC Vision Awards Nod

More than 30 networks, streaming services and digital companies, led by HBO, garnered 2021 NAMIC Vision Awards nominations as part of the diversity organization’s annual recognition of excellence in inclusive programming. 

Networks and streaming services earning multiple nominations included BET, Nickelodeon, TBS, Lifetime, CBS, Pop TV, A&E, NBC News, ESPN, Epix, HBO Max, Food Network, Cleo TV and Vice.

A+E Networks Joins AAPI Community With Cross-Platform PSA Supporting
With the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes since the pandemic began, A+E Networks is standing in solidarity with the AAPI Community with a PSA addressing the rise of violence in support of Currently running on air across the portfolio’s channels – A&E, The HISTORY Channel, Lifetime and LMN – the PSA is also being shared on each network’s social media platforms and is viewable here.

Maria Holmes
President, NAMIC-Detroit
Director, Community Impact - External Affairs
Q: Why is diversity and inclusion (D&I) important?
A DEI focus allows each of us to be authentic and to be our best self. Sometimes it is a lens through which we can ask ourselves important questions that we may not have asked before, implement ideas that we were afraid to tackle before and look at outcomes in a different way. For example, how can we make the technical jobs more attractive for women? Are people of color confident that their voice will be heard in our company?

Sandy Nunez
President, NAMIC-Southern California
Head of Production
Q: How has NAMIC enhanced your career and personal growth?
Becoming involved with NAMIC has been life changing for me both professionally and personally.  It started for me when I was enrolled in ELDP. To be in a class with 42 other executives of color from several prominent brands in the industry was amazing on its own, but those individuals turned out to be like my family. And that is what I have experienced at every turn with NAMIC, it's like family. It's also what prompted me to run for president of the southern California chapter. I would also say that serving as president of NAMIC SoCal has definitely raised my career profile and helped open many doors for me as well.

Niccole Osmanski
President, NAMIC-Carolinas
VP, Sales Support
Charter Communications
Q: What’s your approach to mentoring?
I love mentoring people of all levels so that I can understand how the workforce is changing. Asking lots of questions is so important, that is when you really find out the details that help move things forward.

Chapter Spotlight
NAMIC chapters continue to provide members with virtual learning and connecting. Receive 10% off membership when you register for a chapter event.

Charter Invests in Diversity and Inclusion
The Dangerous Consequences of Asian Stereotypes in Media—and Why This Year’s Barrier-Breaking Oscar Nominations are Especially Important
Women's History Month: 10 Black Women Making Moves Right Now
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