Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Center for Communication & BRIC present the 7th Annual Diversity + Media Career Summit

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Time
8:30AM – 5PM
Location
Cost
Students - $15 (includes May 2024 graduates) Recent Grads - $30

Event Info

Get ready for our 7th Annual Diversity + Media Career Summit!

The Summit is designed to help students and recent graduates break into the business and succeed in their careers. You’ll hear wisdom and actionable advice from trailblazers across the industry and have the opportunity to network with representatives from leading media organizations.

Our thanks to our sponsors A+E Networks, Disney, FOX, Hearst, Mattel, Nielsen, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Paramount, and Warner Bros. Discovery. Special thanks to our Knowledge Partner, McKinsey & Company.

The Center’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Meet the Panelists

2024 Agenda

8:30 AM — Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM — Welcome Remarks


9:15 AM — Panel: Networking for Success

With Moderator Jackie Wong, Associate Partner and Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company

Leading media executives share networking strategies that helped them advance their careers. From online platforms and networking mixers to connecting with colleagues on the job and maintaining professional relationships, learn how to leverage your network and find opportunities.

Joe Rockhill, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Joe Rockhill, SVP Portfolio Ad Sales Marketing, FOX

Radha Subramanyam, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Radha Subramanyam, Chief Research and Analytics Officer, CBS; President, CBS Vision

Mason Williams, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Mason Williams, Global Head of DEI, Mattel

Jen Abbondanza, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Jen Abbondanza, VP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, NBCUniversal

Jackie Wong, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Moderator: Jackie Wong, Associate Partner and Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company

10:00 AM — Break


10:30 AM — Partner Networking & Breakout Skill Workshops

Attendees will begin this session in either the Partner Networking or one of the two Skill Workshops.

 

Partner Networking – Meet recruiters and representatives from:

    • ABC News
    • BRIC
    • Center for Communication
    • FOX Corporation
    • GOOGLE
    • Hearst Television
    • Mattel
    • NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
    • Reel Works
    • Warner Bros. Discovery

 

Build Your Presence: Overcome Imposter Syndrome + Make a Strong First Impression

In this interactive workshop, communication expert Lawrese Brown shares tips for effective communication skills for interviews and the workplace. Learn how to feel confident as a young professional and combat imposter syndrome, so you can thrive on the job.

 

— Content Creation 101: The How-Tos of Careers in Production with Joie Jacoby

Joie Jacoby, executive producer of Hulu’s hit docuseries Black Twitter: A People’s History, shares the inside scoop on how to break into the biz. An accomplished showrunner, producer, and director, Jacoby knows how to take a dream project from concept to reality. Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to learn how you can jumpstart your career in content creation.

Lawrese Brown, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Lawrese Brown

Joie Jacoby, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Joie Jacoby

11:30 AM — Rotation Break


11:40 AM — Partner Networking & Breakout Skill Workshops — 2nd Round

Attendees will begin this session in either the Partner Networking or one of the two Skill Workshops.

 

Partner Networking – Meet recruiters and representatives from:

    • ABC News
    • BRIC
    • Center for Communication
    • FOX Corporation
    • GOOGLE
    • Hearst Television
    • Mattel
    • NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
    • Reel Works
    • Warner Bros. Discovery

 

Build Your Presence: Overcome Imposter Syndrome + Make a Strong First Impression

In this interactive workshop, communication expert Lawrese Brown shares tips for effective communication skills for interviews and the workplace. Learn how to feel confident as a young professional and combat imposter syndrome, so you can thrive on the job.

 

— Content Creation 101: The How-Tos of Careers in Production with Joie Jacoby

Joie Jacoby, executive producer of Hulu’s hit docuseries Black Twitter: A People’s History, shares the inside scoop on how to break into the biz. An accomplished showrunner, producer, and director, Jacoby knows how to take a dream project from concept to reality. Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to learn how you can jumpstart your career in content creation.

Lawrese Brown, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Lawrese Brown

Joie Jacoby, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Joie Jacoby

12:40 PM — Lunch


1:45 PM — Panel: A Creators Conversation

With a wealth of creative opportunities across various platforms, talented storytellers share how they carry out their vision and make compelling content that engages audiences.

Kwame Amoaku, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Kwame Amoaku, Deputy Commissioner of the Film Office, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

Krystal Atwater, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Krystal Atwater, Creative Director, Integrated Marketing Communications, Mattel

Christine Cortes, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Christine Cortes, CEO, I See Cre8tions Media

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Wes Jackson, BRIC President

BRIC President
Jon McLeod, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Jon McLeod, Associate Producer, ESPN; Co-Chairman, ESPN T.R.U.S.T.

Sabina Ghebremedhin, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

MODERATOR: Sabina Ghebremedhin, Senior Coordinating Producer, Head of Race & Culture, ABC News

3:30 PM — Closing Keynote Session

 

Deborah Roberts, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Deborah Roberts, Co-Anchor of 20/20 and Senior National Affairs Correspondent, ABC News

Jen Joseph, Center for Communication Diversity Summit 2024

Moderator: Jen Joseph, Executive Producer, George Stephanopoulos Productions & Senior Producer, ABC News 2020

4:30 – Closing Reception: Peer-to-Peer Networking

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
The Center for Communication is a nonprofit that promotes diversity in media by educating and empowering students seeking to enter the industry. We set our students up for success by building the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to launch their media careers. Our forums feature the best minds in media, who provide industry insights and actionable advice to help our students become the next generation of media leaders. We connect our students to our industry partners, who are seeking to build their pipelines of diverse talent.

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