Diverse Women in Media Forum 2019

Diverse Women in Media Forum 2019

About the Forum

NALIP’s Diverse Women in Media Initiative (DWIMI) seeks to empower, inspire and advance women of diverse backgrounds to influential positions in media to improve diverse representation on and behind the camera.

The Diverse Women in Media Forum is an exclusive one day event that brings together diverse women to meet, inspire and empower each other. The purpose of the Forum is to help women advance to positions of influence and power within media. Attendees will learn from dynamic industry women leaders, hear thought-provoking sessions and workshops to come away with new tools, ideas and connections to influence the future of women in media.


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1PM - 8PM 


1PM - 2:30PM

Mentorship Session

2:30PM - 3PM

Welcome Remarks

3PM - 4PM

The Vision

Teri Weinberg - President, Yellow Brick Road
Linda Yvette Chavez - Andale Mija! Productions | Co-Creator of Gentefied
Deniese Davis - COO, ColorCreative
Moderator: Karla Pita Loor - Chief Development Officer, Television Academy Foundation
4:30PM - 5:30PM

Setting It Up

Diane Ikemiyashiro - Executive Director, Original Programming | Disney Junior
Michele Sanchez Arteaga - Executive Director, Acquisitions | Starz
Pamela A. Aguilar - Senior Director of Programming and Development | PBS
Diana Mogollón - SVP & General Manager | Warner Bros. Digital Networks / Stage 13
Sherley Ibarra - Director, Talent Development & Outreach | Nickelodeon
Moderator: KJ Matthews - Entertainment Journalist (CNN, BBC)
6PM - 7:15PM

Illuminating Authenticity

Emily Tosta - Talent | Party of Five
Isabella Gomez - Actress, “Elena” | One Day at a Time
Sasha Calle - Actress | The Young and the Restless
Moderator: Deidre Behar | Entertainment Tonight

Calibrate, Collaborate

Mary Angelica Molina - Staff Writer | Party of Five
Pam Veasey - Executive Producer/Co-Showrunner | L.A.'s Finest
Gloria Calderón Kellett - Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer | One Day at a Time
Yun Lingner - Executive Producer | Shark Tank
Moderator: Ariana Romery | Refinery29
7:15PM - 7:45PM

Recognitions & Closing Remarks

8PM - 10PM

Networking Mixer

Featured Speakers

The Vision

Setting It Up

Illuminating Authenticity - Presented by SONY

Calibrate, Collaborate - Presented by SONY

Frances Negrón-Muntaner - Filmmaker, Writer, Scholar, Professor

Pamela A. Aguilar - Senior Director, Programming & Development (PBS)

Nikkole Denson-Randolph - VP, Content Strategy & Inclusive Programming (AMC Theatres)

Event Details


December 05, 2019 at 1:00pm - 10pm


The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills
1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
United States
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