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May 5, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter,

Apply by June 15, 2016 for the next NAMIC Leadership Seminar in Denver, CO! Click here for more information

"The NAMIC Leadership Seminar was one of the experiences that I will treasure for the rest of my career. The program enhanced my awareness of who I am as a person. I feel that I am a better leader because now I understand more about my strengths and weaknesses. I highly recommend this Seminar to anyone that is looking to take the next step in their careers."
Vu Trieu
Senior Specialist, Workforce D&I,

Upcoming NAMIC Chapter events:
(Remember, if you're not a member and attend a NAMIC chapter event, you may join on the spot and receive 10% off your NAMIC membership! Inquire at the event.) 
  • Learn the importance of volunteering and how it can enhance your career by attending NAMIC-Carolina's "Volunteer Workshop" today, May 5, 2016
  • Gain insights into managing your money at the first of NAMIC-Philadelphia's three-part financial literacy series, "Common Cents: The Financial Basics" with the organization 1847Financial on Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • Save the date for NAMIC-New York's "Speed Mentoring" event on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Upcoming NAMIC National events:
  • Buy your ticket for the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast taking place May 18, 2016, during INTX (the Internet and Television Expo) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
  • Take advantage of the 30% off early registration rate for the 30th Annual NAMIC ConferenceSeptember 20-21, 2016 in New York City. The discounted rate will be in effect until June 1, 2016.
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
PR Newswire
This year's single category winners include: ABC News and Rock'n Robin Productions, Al Jazeera America, CNN, Cooking Channel, Discovery Networks Latin America, Disney Junior, ESPN, Lifetime, Music Choice, Nickelodeon, Starz and Universal Television.

"The GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) maps the quantity, quality and diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in films released by seven major motion picture studios during the 2015 calendar year," the report explained.
Aol Tech
There's a very strong business case for diversity that can affect a company's bottom line. If you have a gender-diverse company, it can result in a 15 percent greater financial performance compared to a company that is not diverse, according to McKinsey. Meanwhile, ethnic and racial diversity at the leadership and board level leads to a 35 percent greater financial performance. 
The American Bazaar
The White House will recognize 10 individuals from across the country as "White House Champions of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling."

The New York Times
Ellen Pao spent the last few years spotlighting the technology industry's lack of diversity, in court and beyond. Erica Baker caused a stir at Google when she started a spreadsheet last year for employees to share their salaries, highlighting the pay disparities between those of different genders doing the same job. Laura I. G√≥mez founded a start-up focused on improving diversity in the hiring process. 
NBC News
After the highly publicized casting of Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson in movie roles that were originally written as Asian characters, Asian-American actors and artists in theater took to Twitter last weekend to share stories about the challenges they face as Asian Americans in theater. 
CBS has named Catrice Monson senior vice president of diversity and inclusion. Monson's new position and the expansion of the department signifies the network's continuation of a push into diverse programming.

Multichannel News
For 22 years, NAMIC has recognized outstanding television and digital content about the lives and
contributions of people of color through its Vision Awards.
ABC is building on their relationship with one of their biggest stars, as "Scandal's" Kerry Washington has inked an overall deal with ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios, Variety has confirmed.
May is APA Heritage Month, and to celebrate, XFINITY brings you diverse programming all month long!
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage and History with PBS. To know a people, know their stories.
Multichannel News
The Turkish TV boom has made its way to Hemisphere Media Group's Pasiones pay TV telenovela network.
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NAMIC Board Chair, Michelle Rice, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution and Marketing, TV One, was inducted into the 2016 Cablefax Sales Hall of Fame.

NAMIC-Philadelphia member,  Joe Miller was recently promoted to Senior Manager, VADER Content Management, Comcast.

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.

Industry Events


Hispanic growth in income and population across all ages will drive increases in consumer spending that will exceed the shopping totals of the millennial demographic by 2020, Morgan Stanley analysts said.

PR Daily
Barbie's "You Can Be Anything" campaign will honor Misty Copeland-the first African-American woman to be named a principal ballerina with the world-famous American Ballet Theater-with her own doll.