Kaitz Newsletter February 2019
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Michelle Ray
Executive Director
Walter Kaitz Foundation
The Power of WE
As the Walter Kaitz Foundation begins another year, I am struck by something I heard during a session at this year's NATPE conference. One of the presenters offered that when hiring he looks for people wearing the 'WE' jersey not the 'ME' Jersey."

This statement resonated with me because harnessing the power of WE is what the Walter Kaitz Foundation does well. Together with our partners EMMA Bowen, NAMIC and WICT we have made a measurable impact on diversity and inclusion in the media and telecommunications business. The mission of our collective organizations is to be a catalyst for increasing diversity in our industry and that extends to women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and those with disabilities.
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 Jo Pamphile Photo T. Howard Foundation becomes
Kaitz Newest Grantee

As part of its continuing mission to serve as a catalyst for increasing diversity in three distinct areas in the media and telecommunications industry - workforce, programs and programming - the Walter Kaitz Foundation (WKF) has announced that the T. Howard Foundation is its newest diversity partner. T. Howard joins the Emma L. Bowen Foundation, the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) as an organization receiving funding from WKF.
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UCLA LogoComing Soon - UCLA's 6th Annual Report
on Diversity in Hollywood

UCLA will release its 6th Annual Report on Diversity in Hollywood on February 21. The annual report on Hollywood diversity is spearhead by Dr. Darnell Hunt, of UCLA's College of Social Sciences and offers compelling evidence that movies and TV shows with diverse casts and creators pay off for the industry's bottom line. See the 2018 study, Five Years of Progress and Missed Opportunities HERE. WKF will share the report in its entirety on our website.

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Pam Ford A Tribute to Pam
Our friend and colleague, Pamela M. "Pam" Ford passed away on November 27, 2018. Pam was well-known throughout the industry, having worked at NCTA for more than 18 years, volunteering at many Walter Kaitz Foundation events and contributing immensely to the NAMIC Mid-Atlantic Chapter in leadership roles for over a decade.

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Wonder Women Event Congratulations to the 2019 Multichannel News Wonder Women and Women to Watch!
Multichannel News' Wonder Women, an awards luncheon honoring female leadership, will be held on March 20, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. This 21st Anniversary event acknowledges a group of extraordinary women in media for their commitment to enhancing the telecommunications business, challenging the status quo and being an example for young leadership around the world.

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The Dismaying 2019 Oscar Nominations and Predictions -
and Who Should Have Made the List
2018 was an extraordinary year for movies, and some of the year's best movies even showed up in the roster of Oscar nominees. Here Vanity Fair looks at some of the hits and misses on nominations.
Izzie Pick Ibarra: The Woman Behind Fox's Smash Hit "The Masked Singer"
Fox's Izzie Pick Ibarra, executive producer and showrunner of Fox's The Masked Singer, reflects on the breakout hit and how she frequently breaks into laughter, even when talking about difficult times.
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