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March 2, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,
In partnership with BET Networks, NAMIC is holding an exclusive membership promotion. All renewing, referred or new NAMIC members who sign up during the membership promotion period between February 22 - April 5, 2018 will be entered in the drawing for two tickets to the 2018 BET Awards on Sunday, June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Grow Your Network by meeting like-minded professionals committed to driving diversity in the communications industry
  • Sharpen Your Skills by attending career development programs and volunteering your expertise to build a pipeline of leaders
  • Learn, Lead & Succeed by nurturing a mentorship relationship and understanding cultural competencies via educational programs
In case you missed it: ELDP Class XVII visited the NCTA - The Internet and Television Association's Headquarters. Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA - The Internet and Television Association, was interviewed by NAMIC's SVP, Education & Diversity Solutions, Jim Jones. 
[L] Jim Jones, NAMIC [M] Michael Powell, NCTA | [R] ELDP Class XVII with Jim Jones & Michael Powell

In This Issue
NAMIC-Philadelphia ELDP Class VIII alumna Keesha Boyd, Executive Director of Multicultural Consumer Services at Comcast Xfinity led the charge for the Comcast platform (Xfinity on Demand) Black Film & TV, where Black content is featured 365 days a year to support the Black History Month campaign and "Black History is always on" a mission.
NAMIC-Southern California member and ELDP Class XV alumnus Galen Gordon has been named Vice President of Talent Management of the NFL Media Group. 
NAMIC-South Florida Vice President Maki Yazawa was promoted to Marketing Supervisor, Scripps Networks Interactive.
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[L] Darryl Jackson, Manager, Mentoring Relations and Chapter Operations, NAMIC National,  
[M] Sangeetha Subramanian, Client Engagement Manager, Nonprofit HR & President, NAMIC-Mid Atlantic
[R] Sonarak Ieng, Enterprise Account Executive, Cox Business & Vice President, NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic
NAMIC Mid-Atlantic has a new slate of officers who are injecting new energy in the chapter with events and activities designed to help make real change through community and professional development.
NAMIC-Virginia hosted an exclusive session with Karen Bennett, EVP & Chief HR Officer, Cox Communications who spoke about taking your career to the next level and navigating the challenges of driving continual growth in our rapidly evolving industry. 
Are you a NAMIC Member who was recently promoted? Have you and your team won an award for your efforts in the industry? We want to highlight your achievements. Click here to let us know how you're becoming a mover and shaker.


Oscars 2018: Female-led Oscar films 'rake in most cash'
BBC News
Female-led films earn higher box office returns - despite usually lower production budgets, according to BBC analysis. 
Broadway World
Smithsonian Channel celebrates Women's History Month with two new series featuring the real-life stories of women who are symbols of empowerment, independence and strength. 

PR Newswire
With an outstanding 15 nominations, HBO leads the contenders participating in this year's NAMIC Vision Awards. ABC and Starz earned seven nominations each, followed by ESPN garnering six.  
Bollywood greats and Indian political elites authored a flood of tributes on social media to the actress whose work spanned five decades and included some of the country's most beloved films.
"I wanted to create a Hitchcock moment that doesn't really exist in a Hitchcock film," explained Jordan Peele, the 39-year-old writer and director of Get Out, which has been widely acclaimed as one of the best movies of 2017. 
Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring, a deal that will allow the company to expand its home security and in-house delivery services.

Black Panther sprung into the record books with a massive opening weekend that came at the hands of a mostly non-white audience not to mention with more women than your typical superhero flick.
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Broadcasting & Cable
Discovery Communications, cleared to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, on Thursday (March 1) announced new management for the combined company.
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PR Daily
Nike, Air Jordan, Adidas and Kenneth Cole have limited-edition sneakers available for anyone needing a new pair of kicks to 'kick' off the year. MAC Cosmetics has released a peach-themed Lunar New Year makeup collection. Estee Lauder is selling nighttime skincare, and Givenchy went rouge with a powder and lipstick dressed up for the holiday.
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Sony Electronics Inc. will serve as a corporate supporter and sponsor of numerous Women's History Month events, in addition to engaging and educating its employees. Sony will kick off the month with "HerStory" profiles of inspiring female Sony employees via social media, sharing stories of their personal and professional resilience, aspirations and achievements.
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