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June 7, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,
This June we celebrate National Pride Month. Check out articles throughout the issue to catch programming and marketing efforts to honor the LGBTQIA community.
Check out this article from the Huffington Post elevating the voices of LGBTQAI people and their allies HuffPost Celebrates LGBTQ Pride, Love And Resistance In 2018
Call for nominations for 2018 Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries has been extended to Friday, June 8. Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries will be honored at the 2018 Annual Awards luncheon during the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference.
In This Issue

May 31st marked the one-year anniversary of NAMIC-Virginia. Here's some words from the chapter's vice president Lakysha Laing, director, Customer Care, Cox Communications: "May 31st marked the 1-year Anniversary of the NAMIC Virginia Chapter's incorporation. It's been an amazing journey from starting with 10 members to now with 250+. Let's just say we've been name it, we did it. We have a dedicated Board, Vonya Alleyne, SHRM-CP (President), Lakysha Laing (Vice President), Kenneth Rand (Treasurer), Shinese Collins (Secretary) and Lakiesha Jones (Member-at-Large). Everything would not have been possible if not for our Committee Chairs and their teams Jessica O. Jones & Brock Everett (Programming Logistics & Content), Ashley Veal (Marketing & Social Media), Nakia Keith (Sponsorship & Fundraising) and Tanika Fagan (Membership & Recruiting). Our Advisory Board, JD Myers, MBA, Kimberly Voxland, Stephanie DeWald, Susan Wahl and Brennan Smith...Thank You for your support and keeping us on our toes and providing the guidance we need to be successful." Congratulations, NAMIC-Virginia!

NAMIC-New York held their Executive Speed Mentoring event on May 31st and this future NAMIC star, Julien Guiteau, a recent DeSales University graduate who traveled two hours by bus to attend. He's ambitious, optimistic and ready to leverage the connections he made and build new ones.   
Congratulations to all the leaders who made the Cablefax 100 list! We celebrate many NAMIC members, supporters and diversity and inclusion champions who were honored Thursday June 5 in NYC. Read the full list here:
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.

Broadcasting & Cable
As expected, the White House has named FCC Enforcement Bureau official Geoffrey Starks to succeed Mignon Clyburn as Democratic FCC Commissioner.

Fast Company
Nikki Katz's, VP of technology, Disney CODE: Rosie program gives employees already well into their careers the chance to reinvent themselves as software engineers.
British culture minister Matt Hancock opened the door on Tuesday for Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox to buy full control of the Sky PLC satellite-TV service for $26.5 billion - ending about 18 months of regulatory uncertainty.

From #MeToo to #NeverAgain, from our workplaces to our social media channels, leading this wonderfully intersectional revolution is a group of LGBT-plus change-makers more diverse than mainstream media has ever seen. 

PR Newswire
The Biden Foundation and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) today announced a joint three-year effort to foster LGBTQ inclusion and equity at YMCA locations nationwide.

Almost 50 years after New York's Stonewall riots kicked off the modern queer civil rights movement, American cities are still jumping into the ever-expanding, ever-more-inclusive tent the world knows simply as Pride. 



With a pop-up community space on Commercial Street, HBO is bringing seven weeks of LGBT cultural programming to the iconic gay destination of Provincetown, Mass.

What made the first season of TNT's Claws such a cult obsession was its seemingly uncanny ability to pluck a juicy, ripe peach off of the peak TV tree and roll it through writing, casting and political and social commentary until it started to bruise.
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Two beautiful women get engaged in a touching new commercial for Visit Las Vegas' Only Vegas Moments campaign, which includes four digital short films and broadcast spots airing on major national channels.
Marketing's role, historically, has been to capture "share of voice" through an array of media channels. But new research suggests that capturing "share of cultural conversation" may now be just as important a mission for marketers.

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