Michael Powell

The Why? Powell, inducted into the Cable Center’s Cable Hall of Fame in September, has never been afraid to push NCTA’s members to do more to combat inequality and develop a diverse pipeline of talent. One component of equality for all is universal broadband, with the NCTA chief working tirelessly to ensure lawmakers understand the fine details behind deployments.

He Says… “There is no doubt that our industry sets an example of what DEI efforts should look like. We are one of the few to have an annual weeklong event—Diversity Week—dedicated to this issue. Our members have doubled down their efforts over the past decade to not only hire and recruit more women and people of color, but to ensure they are receiving the necessary professional development for leadership positions. And on screen, TV productions are increasingly ensuring that more underrepresented groups have equal representation.”

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