March 9, 2021
Embrace Diversity. Embrace Success.
In this issue - NAMIC Next Generation Leader Detavio Samuels Promoted to CEO of Diddy’s Revolt; Hear from NAMIC female chapter leaders for Women's History Month; and Register for NAMIC's Leadership Seminar by March 19.
Movers & Shakers
Sean "Diddy" Combs' REVOLT Promotes NAMIC Next Generation Leader Detavio Samuels to CEO

Samuels becomes CEO and Colin McIntosh adds COO to his chief financial officer duties as the Black-owned hip-hop cable network finalizes its post-Roma Khanna leadership structure.

"With Black creativity driving the global economy and Hip Hop driving global culture, REVOLT is primed to be the leading Black-owned global media power. Our focus is growing rapidly, expanding digitally, positioning Hip Hop to dominate the video space, and transforming the global media landscape," Samuels said in a statement.

NAMIC Leadership Seminar
Apply Today for the NAMIC Leadership Seminar!

Program Dates:
  • April 19-23, 2021. Deadline: March 19, 2021
  • July 19-23, 2021. Deadline: June 18, 2021
  • September 27- October 1. Deadline: August 27, 2021

Kamilah A'Vant
President, NAMIC-New England
Director, Diversity Programs
Color Magazine
Q: Why is diversity and inclusion (D&I) important?
D&I is important because all of our differences make a strong, beautiful, world community. We need diverse new ideas, views, and practices to stimulate and inspire innovation. It is critical to address inequalities and gender biases in the workforce and society so individuals, business and communities can succeed.

Rahdiah Barnes
President, NAMIC-New York
Account Representative
Q: How important is it to build your network?
Building your network is the most important thing that you can do for your career. It opens doors and exposes you to opportunities that you normally would not come across. Having a strong network is the bridge to having access to people and organizations that may be out of your immediate reach. It also helps you to help others by being a connection when needed.

Lakysha Laing
President, NAMIC-Virginia
Director, Customer Care
Cox Communications
Q: What’s your approach to mentoring?
My approach to mentoring is to seek to first understand what the mentee would like to accomplish. I then, align our expectations of each other's role in the relationship and let the mentee set the pace. During each session when scenarios or challenges are presented I ask this question, "Do you want me to listen or to help solve?" This ensures that I am meeting the mentee where they are in my role of helping them with challenging situations. Finally, I recommend books, quizzes, Ted Talks, courses and other people they should connect with so that they are hearing different perspectives on how to navigate their situation from other vantage points; where applicable.

Alexandria Latimer
President, NAMIC-Capital Area
Research Manager
TV One
Q: How has NAMIC enhanced your career and personal growth?
NAMIC forced the leader out of me. I never imagined one day that I would be President nor did I think I had the skills for it. NAMIC taught me how to step out of my comfort zone and leverage my strong skills while building and developing not so strong ones. I have been able to put a magnifying glass on key skill sets and identify areas for growth that make me a greater asset to my company and my chapter.

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

NAMIC-Capital Area is launching their Women's History Month Series Diversity in HERstory.

NAMIC-Virginia Level Up! 10G: Looking Ahead to the Possibilities on March 10

NAMIC-Philadelphia Board Assertiveness: Develop Stronger Presence in any Meeting on March 12
DreamWorks Animation, TNT/TBS/TruTV & NBCU/Telemundo Videos Celebrate International Women’s Day
What to Watch: Women's History Month
AspireTV's Mission to Own Black Lifestyle Programming
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