DIVERSE WOMEN IN MEDIA FORUM HIGHLIGHTS
On behalf of NALIP we thank everyone for making The Diverse Women in Media Forum an inspiring, insightful, empowering and successful event in which women were able to meet each other, learn from one another and mobilize their careers! Thank you to our sponsors for your support and collaboration which made the forum possible: STARZ, PBS, CBS, 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion, HBO and SAGindie for supporting our mission to propel a more inclusive landscape in media.
Take a look at the highlights from the exclusive event that brought together women of diverse backgrounds to hear from thought provoking sessions and connect with a network of women to advance in their careers.
Fierce Women Empowerment Conversation Panel
Now more than ever it is important for women of color to be heard and acknowledged and set a precedent for future generations of women in entertainment. This panel will engaged in a discussion of what it means to branch out in the industry and build a brand while also examining the importance of creating networks and communities of women that empower one another.
Moderated by Ana Flores (Founder + CEO, #WeAllGrow Latina Network) and included speakers, Jaina Lee Ortiz, (Actress, Grey's Anatomy, Rosewood, The After), Veronica Falcon (Actress, Queen of the South, Room 104), Aimee Garcia (Actress, Dexter, Lucifer, El Chicano), Sujata Day (Actress, Insecure / Director, Cowboy and Indian), and Gaby Natale, (Executive Producer and Host, SuperLatina)
"It starts with your support system, when your girlfriends succeed, you succeed" - Jaina Lee Ortiz
Buyers & Producers Panel
Designed to showcase the role of influential women as producers and buyers, this panel discussed how these women develop projects, create their own rules, all while creating and including more compelling and diverse content.
Moderated by Veronica Villafane (Publisher of Media Moves, Contributor to Forbes) and included speakers Beatriz Acevedo (President and founding partner of mitú), Xan Aranda (producer of Room 104), Margie Moreno (Head of Spanish Originals at Youtube Red), and Brittany Little (Director of Drama Programming and Development at Fox)
On how female executives fight for diversity: "we need to make sure we're being as brave as possible" - Brittany Little
Missing: Diverse Women in Factual
This presentation featured new opportunities for content makers presented by PBS with Pamela A. Aguilar (Senior Director of Programming and Development, PBS) and Jada P. Leng (Director, Content and Business Strategy, PBS).
Meet and Greet Sessions & Networking Mixer
Attendees took part in an open mixer to connect and network with other empowering women. Additionally, The Forum paired select mentees with experienced professionals for mentorship sessions.
We are grateful to NALIP’s board of directors, committee members, speakers, staff, crew and volunteers who helped make this event a success. Thank you again to our sponsors for supporting our mission to propel a more inclusive landscape in media.
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