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March 24, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter,

The results are in! NAMIC announces the 2016 Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries, and the list is quite impressive! Congratulations to the winners for their commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the industry, and for demonstrating exceptional business acumen. Click here to see the winners

The awards will be presented during the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast, taking place Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (EDT) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts in conjunction with INTX: The Internet & Television Expo (formerly the Cable Show). Click here to purchase your ticket today! 

Remember to take advantage of the 30% off early registration rates for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference, September 20-21, 2016 in New York City. The discounted ticket price will be in effect until June 1, 2016.

Upcoming local chapter events are listed below. Remember, if you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC event, you may join on the spot and receive 10% off your NAMIC membership! Inquire at the event. 
  • Join NAMIC-Denver on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 for their "Diversity Roundtable" discussing the impact of diversity on innovation. 
  • Do you live in the MD/DC/VA region and want to connect with peers while learning about the benefits of NAMIC membership? NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic is holding a membership mixer just for you on Thursday, March 31, 2016. 
  • Join NAMIC-New York for an evening of networking along with a private tour of The Rubin Museum of Art on Friday, April 1, 2016. 

Click here to register for these educational events and connect with industry peers! 


Does your company pay for your NAMIC membership? Many NAMIC partner organizations cover the fee for membership. Inquire within your company or give me a call at 212-594-5985.

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Susan Waldman
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue
NAMIC Names 2016 Next Generation Leaders
Multichannel News 
The winners of the awards, which honor emerging executives of color 45 years old and younger for their efforts to foster industry multiethnic diversity and inclusion, include Malek Robert Amirshahi, vice president, Public Relations, Time Warner Cable (Cable MSO Award) ; Detavio Samuels, president, One Solution & Interactive One (Creative Discipline) ; Sean Cohan, president, International and Digital Media, A+E Networks (Technology Company or Discipline) and Urvashi Shivdasani, senior vice president, Finance, Discovery Networks International, Discovery Communications (Cable Programmer), said NAMIC.


The "Fast & Furious" director's plan to support Asian American artists is one of several new diversity programs

Fast Company
Managing culturally diverse teams requires the same skills as managing teams in general, but there are some things that need extra attention.

Harvard Business Review
It is well known that people tend to favor and promote those who are similar to them - and that this in-group bias is problematic because it reinforces stereotypes and inequality. However, while it is a common tendency, not everyone is allowed to advocate for their own group. Sometimes when women and minorities promote their own group, it garners criticism from others.
'If You're the CEO, You Are the Chief Diversity Officer' 4A's Chief Tells Annual Conference

The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios indicated opposition to a Georgia religious liberty bill pending before Gov. Nathan Deal, saying that they will take their business elsewhere "should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law."

Having introduced its new branding strategy last month, TV One executives are now fully engaged in taking the cable channel into its re-focused future

Univision New York WXTV 41, part of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), was honored on Saturday, March 19th with eight Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' New York Chapter.
Shirley Setia, a 22-year old New Zealander whose family hails from Daman, India, has attracted a large and growing Indian and international following by singing cover versions of Bollywood hits.
NAMIC-New York member and 2014 Leadership Seminar alumna, Pamala Steward, has been promoted to director, Distribution Operations at A+E Networks.

NAMIC-Atlanta member,  Melissa McGhie Proctor, was recently promoted to chief marketing officer of the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena.

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.



Business Wire
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is introducing the new Multicultural TV & Video Conference, taking place Wednesday, April 20 in Las Vegas during the 2016 NAB Show, the world's largest annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms.

The Black Enterprise list of Leading Women in Advertising and Marketing highlights the women whose ideas and strategies have placed them at the top of their game, enabling them to make a mark in the advertising and marketing world