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March 15, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,

This month we celebrate Women's History. Check out the Programming and Multicultural Marketing sections to see how the entertainment industry is commemorating.   

Our members are in video! Check out the NAMIC Heroes section to see NAMIC-New York's Jessica Santana give her first TEDx Talk and NAMIC-New England's Hugo Balta being interviewed on "Rise Up Mi Gente with Jesse Mejia."


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In This Issue


NAMIC-New England president  Kamilah A'Vant accepted a new position as Vice President, SBA Compliance Partner, Citizens Bank. Kamilah also appeared on a Massachusetts local access TV station program, Short Film Showcase a BCFilm production, speaking on NAMIC's diversity efforts in communications.

NAMIC-New England board officer Hugo Balta appeared on (2/28) "Rise Up Mi Gente with Jesse Mejia"  #YouTube channel program. The program's mission is to help Latinos be successful in corporate America.  

NAMIC-New England member Karen Hinds wrote an iOpEd in the Hartford Business Journal offering eight insightful keys to consider as you manage a multi-generational team. 

NAMIC-New York member and 31st Annual NAMIC Conference L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Luncheon f eatured guest speaker  Jessica Santana , Co-Founder, New York On Tech gave her first TED x Talk
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See Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time"

From the Oscar® nominated Director, Ava DuVernay, comes Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time," an epic adventure based on Madeleine L'Engle's timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl's transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one's individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one's own light.

"A Wrinkle in Time" stars: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa and introducing Storm Reid, with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine.


NAMIC-New York  hosted a Black History Month panel discussion at Meredith last month in partnership with the African American Ancestry Group at SiriusXM and Black Employees At Time Inc.

Multichannel News
David Porter will step down as executive director of The Walter Kaitz Foundation after nearly 12 years in the executive director role.

News of the change of power trickled out on Monday, when Variety reported that Dubuc was in advanced talks for the job. A+E confirmed her departure after the story was published, and said Abbe Raven, herself a former CEO at A+E Networks, will replace Dubuc on an interim basis.

Less than a week after Discovery Communications finalized its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, the combined company has unveiled an upfront strategy in which it will be going to market as a unified ad sales team.

NBC News
Effective immediately, Disney now has a new business segment, direct-to-consumer and international. This group includes both the technology and platforms involved in the company's streaming endeavors, as well as the distribution of those services and offerings.
According to a new report from Nielsen, even with more content options than ever before, audiences spent roughly the same percentage of their time on media platforms (86 percent) watching ad-supported content last year as they have during the past 15 years.

Director Ava DuVernay is the first African-American woman to lead a $100 million film production, and is actively working to change the culture of Hollywood. 

Huffington Post
A report from the Women's Media Center shows that while women of color make up about 20 percent of the total U.S. population, they represent just 7.95 percent of U.S. print newsroom staff, 6.2 percent of local radio staff and 12.6 percent of local TV news staff.

The Bronx-born actor wants to shatter the stigmas surrounding mental illness and follow in the footsteps of his idols Rita Moreno and J.Lo.

In celebration of International Women's Day today and Women's History Month in March, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the launch of "Mes de la Mujer" (Women's Month), a nationwide campaign that celebrates Latinas in the United States and their diverse contributions to our society. 

As the #MeToo and Time's Up movements continue on, and after inclusion riders hit the mainstream thanks to Frances McDormand's Oscar speech, industry leaders are getting in on the conversation on International Women's Day. From MTV to YouTube, here are a few ways Hollywood is joining the celebration.


The 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have launched the "Hear Us Roar" campaign to celebrate Women's History Month throughout March. The month's comprehensive programming will include in-game activations, community outreach efforts and a postgame "Women in Business" symposium following "Women's History Night" against the Indiana Pacers on March 27. 
March is Women's History Month, and agencies and brands are out in full force with campaigns devoted to an array of gender-related issues.

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