NAMIC’s Executive Leadership Development Program, WICT’s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and similar development programs got a nice plug at NAMIC Mid-Atlantic’s Diversity Lunch Fri. The panel repeatedly mentioned these networks as great resources. The discussion delved into why the industry hasn’t made as much headway in diversity efforts as some others, such as automotive and financial services. “We’re really a relatively young industry,” said Lenore Washington-Graham, vp, strategic resourcing for Scripps Nets. She noted that other companies, like P&G, have had decades to get to where there are. Because cable’s young, some people have literally grown up in the industry, added Comcast dir, diversity & inclusion Andrea Agnew. She warned against calling on people you know when it comes to recruiting because that can stifle diversity.

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