• October 6th 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
      • "(Re)Creating Successful Employee Resource Groups" A Joint Session with WICT
        Once considered simply social networks to support underrepresented groups, ERGs are now recognized as drivers of greater workplace inclusion. Successful ERGs are a living, breathing example of how diversity drives business results. Attend this panel discussion of industry leaders and HR experts to learn best practices on building or fortifying your company’s ERG.
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm EST
      • L. Patrick Mellon Mentoring Session: “The Value of Mentoring”
        Sponsored by the Walter Kaitz Foundation

        Open to WICT Registrants

        This noteworthy conversation between Christy Haubegger and Ed Lewis will explore key aspects of successful mentoring, and its ability to build leaders, launch dream careers and create legacies. You don't want to miss this conversation!

        James Anderson, SVP, Enterprise Inclusion, Marketing and Communications, WarnerMedia

        Christy Haubegger, EVP, Chief Enterprise Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia
        Ed Lewis, Co-Founder, CEO and Publisher, Essence Communications, Inc.
    • 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
      • - Leadership: Making "Good Trouble" to Power Systemic Change
        Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal

        Leadership is Art. Leadership is Science. Leadership is Courage. This 40th Anniversary of NAMIC and the groundbreaking education programs that amplify its mission bear witness to the legacy of courageous, even disruptive, change leadership exemplified by leaders such as the late Congressman John Lewis and countless other architects of unstoppable change. As a global pandemic of historical proportions collides with a cry for social justice and equity not experienced in this country for decades, this important session will consider the very nature of Leadership: the competencies at its core; its alignment with cultural identity; and the lessons to be garnered from this 'teachable moment' of Change.

        Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business`

        Clement Cheng, SVP Human Resources, Xfinity Consumer Services, Comcast Cable; ELDP Class XII
        Dr. Martin Davidson, Senior Associate Dean | Global Chief Diversity Officer, University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business
        Robin Denise Johnson, Ph.D., Consultant, Educator, Executive Coach
        Dr. David M. Porter, Jr., Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business
    • 5:30pm-6:30pm EST
      • Connections & Cocktails Virtual Happy Hour
        Sponsored by NCTA -The Internet & Television Association.

        JOIN us in our virtual lounge and breakout rooms, share your virtual business card with NAMIC conference attendees and special guests. This event is powered by NCTA – The Internet & Television Association. Please drink responsibly.
    • October 7th 11:00am-12:00pm EST
      • OPENING SESSION Workforce 2021: "The New Normal"
        Sponsored by Charter Communications

        The year 2020 has been a year of exposure and change. For many, this year has highlighted the shortcomings of many corporations in their D&I efforts and their new capacities to do more. In this session, we will discuss how to shift the culture: how to hold uncomfortable conversations about inequity in the workplace, and respond to the needs of our employees.

        Opening Remarks
        Rhonda Crichlow,SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications

        Karen Gray, EVP, Human Resources, A+E Networks

        Tonya Cornileus, Ph.D, VP, Development, Inclusion and Wellness, ESPN
        Salvador Mendoza, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, NBCUniversal

    • 1:00pm-2:00pm EST
      • ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY "A Celebration of Legacy Building"
        Sponsored by Univision Communications Inc and A+E Networks

        40 Years of Legacy.
        JOIN US and our special guests as we honor our Next Generation Leaders, Luminaries and the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Honoree at our Annual Awards Ceremony. This signature event will also feature highlights of our legacy in building a pipeline for D&I leaders over 40 years.
    • 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
      • "Marketing the PIVOT": Shifting Focus to Culturally Competent Marketing
        The doors of diversity are now open, but are they? We know diversity looks very different in annual reports and balance sheets versus billboards. Over the last few decades companies across the globe have suffered backlash as a result of their culturally insensitive ads. In the last few months, everything from syrups to master bedrooms have been renamed. Now that everyone is 'woke', will marketing campaigns and advertising continue to be more reflective of the culture that we live in? This session, featuring marketing executives will provide solutions on how the industry can do its part in culturally competent marketing.

        Adriana Waterson, SVP, Insights and Strategy, Horowitz Research

        Jessica Lane Alexander, Co-Founder, Pop’N Creative
        Jackie Gagne, VP, Multicultural Marketing, WarnerMedia
        Tammy Henault, SVP Consumer Marketing, ViacomCBS Digital
        Emeka Ofodile, VP, Sports Marketing, ESPN
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm EST
      • VIRTUAL MEET & MATCH Finding Opportunities in the Industry
        Looking for a mentor, a new job opportunity, or just browsing? Join us as we make real connections with our virtual meet & match session. Recruiters from over 25 partnering organizations share tips on landing a job, any open vacancies within their company and opportunities to connect with senior executives for a chat session on career advancement. Make sure you have uploaded your virtual business card to stay connected!
    • October 8th 11:00am-12:00pm EST
      • TOWN HALL MEETING The Missing Pieces: "Race & Relevancy in the Workplace"
        Sponsored by: ViacomCBS

        Industry CEOs will explore race and relevancy in the workplace and examine leadership competencies needed for successful change management, especially in this current climate of civil unrest. Hear from industry giants on what their organizations are doing to create space and access for their employees who are approaching or who have hit the virtual glass ceiling.

        Shaun Robinson, Host, TLC's 90 Day Fiancé Tell All, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Television Personality, Author, Producer, Actress, Philanthropist and Girl’s Empowerment Activist

        Bob Bakish, President and CEO, ViacomCBS
        Monica Gil, EVP, Chief Administrative and Marketing Officer, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
        Princell Hair, President and CEO, Black News Channel
        Detavio Samuels, Co-Head and Chief Operating Officer, REVOLT Media & TV
    • 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
        Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal

        NAMIC and SAVA360 are teaming up for the 5th year to host the Startup Pitch Competition. Finalists present business ideas to a panel of diverse and progressive advisors, investors and media executives.

        Sofia Chang, President, WarnerMedia Distribution
        Fatima Husain, Principal, Comcast Ventures
        Atul Prashar, Founder/CEO, Sava360
    • 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
      • Content for Change
        During 2020 Diversity Week, in partnership with NAMIC, BET will host a virtual session, convening major brands leveraging their own content platforms to facilitate change in the areas of racial inequality, social justice, economic empowerment and civil rights. Panelists will discuss the ways that media—storytelling, news, information and commercials—play a pivotal role in shaping and driving individuals’ and communities’ values, perceptions and actions, and thusly, the onus of media companies and consumer brands to shift those perceptions. The panel will explore intent versus impact and a framework for solutions, with the goal of inspiring and informing the public to foster changes toward the eradication of systemic racism.

        Orlando Hampton, General Manager and EVP, USA, Afiniti

        Amy Barnett, SVP and General Manager, BET
        Sean Gupta, SVP, Strategy and Business Operations, BET
        Sage Dolan-Sandrino, Creative Director, Youth Leader, Queer Advocate
        Sheereen Russell, Group VP, Multicultural & Inclusion for Ad Sales, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm EST
      • "The Power of Our NETworks: The Digital Divide"
        A new D&I technology market has emerged that is gaining serious traction in order to keep up with the recent pressure to increase D&I efforts. Tech groups look forward to the use of this data to enhance these initiatives, but also question whether this data will be used for continued systemic and structural bias. The experts in D&I tech will discuss data privacy, artificial intelligence and how to use technology to expand our reach and potential in the industry.

        Sandra Garcia , Founder, Encounter Your Potential

        Orlando Hampton, General Manager and EVP, USA, Afiniti
        Renard Jenkins, VP, Content Transmission, WarnerMedia
        Lucy Pinto, Manager, Grow with Google Digital Coaches, Google
        Margaret VanGulden, Group VP, Technology Delivery and Agile Management, Charter Communications
    • 6:00pm–7:00pm EST
      • NAMIC Chapter Awards Ceremony: “Celebrating Our Chapters”
        Sponsored by INSP

        2020 has been a year of disruption and innovation. Join us as we take a moment to celebrate the achievements of our remarkable chapters and their leaders. Bring your favorite beverage, listen to tunes by NAMIC-Atlanta’s own DJ Rob Wade, and engage with NAMIC’s leadership. 
    • October 9th 11:00am-12pm EST
      • THE MASTERCLASS "Making Space for the Millennial Leader"
        Sponsored by AMC Networks

        Success is not built overnight. Our guest speakers will discuss their big break in the industry and what it takes to succeed, as well as share valuable insight on how emerging leaders can tap into their gifts to make space and lead from whatever level they are currently in.

        Antonietta “Toni” Collins, SportsCenter Anchor, ESPN
        Christopher Brady, VP, Network Partnerships and Sales Strategy, WarnerMedia
        Danielle Scarborough, Director, Tech Strategy & EPMO, WarnerMedia
        Ashley McFarlin Buie, VP, Development, WE tv
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm EST
      • SUPER SESSION "Revolution with REVOLT TV"
        Sponsored by REVOLT

        JOIN US and our REVOLT TV special guests, for our one-on-one discussion on driving principles and purpose that propel REVOLT to ensure the REVOLTion will stay televised and how millennials can make their mark on the culture.

        Detavio Samuels, Co-Head and Chief Operating Officer, REVOLT
        Cherisse McKenzie, Head of Production, REVOLT
        Angela B. Turner, SVP, Marketing & PR, REVOLT
    • 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
      • No Longer Silent: "Investments in Social Activism"
        Sponsored by Cox Communications and WarnerMedia

        For many companies, D&I looks like corporate social responsibility programs. Social justice groups and initiatives say "That is NO LONGER ENOUGH". Industry titans have now pledged millions of dollars to investing with social justice groups, but what about the employees within their ranks? The panelists will examine what these big investments mean in redefining and reshaping social activism.

        Daphne Leroy, VP, Strategy, ViacomCBS

        Rahsan Lindsay, EVP, Advertising Sales and Marketing, TV One
        Kia Painter, VP, Strategic HR Solutions, Cox Communications
        Dennis Williams, SVP, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, WarnerMedia
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm EST
      • COMMENCEMENT: Virtual Red Carpet & EDLP Graduation Ceremony
        Sponsored by Charter Communications

        Join us as we congratulate Cohort XIX on their graduation from NAMIC's EDLP program. Send them well wishes on their journey as the next generation of leaders.