On Wednesday (Dec. 18), REVOLT Media & TV was bestowed with the grand honor of being recognized as the fourth top programming company for people of color in 2019 by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC).
For those who may not be familiar with NAMIC, it’s a premier organization that focuses “on cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communications industry,” according to a press release. REVOLT was given the accolade due to the data found in the 2019 NAMIC AIM Report. NAMIC divided its chosen winners into two separate categories. Along with the programmers section, the second division was operators. Each group consists of five companies that were acknowledged this year because of their initiatives to create diverse and inclusive workspaces in the industries of cable and communications.
“Building a diverse talent pool not only is the right thing to do, but also is essential for driving bottom-line results,” said NAMIC President and CEO A. Shuanise Washington. “These 10 companies are leading the way in adopting successful diversity and inclusion strategies that ensure we embrace differences and more accurately reflect the representation of our industry stakeholders as well as today’s workforce.”
Twenty-one different companies, which is approximately 75.5 percent of the entire cable and communications field’s personnel, aided in the survey.
Take a look at the five operators and five programmers given the honors of being named the top companies for people of color below:
• Altice USA
• Charter Communications
• Cox Communications
• Mediacom Communications Corporation
• AMC Networks
• CBS Corporation
• REVOLT Media & TV
• TV One, LLC
The press release for this announcement also reads: “Funded by the Walter Kaitz Foundation and conducted by Mercer, the survey captured organizational workforce demographics, diversity practices, non-traditional employee benefits, and other indicators of corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“The survey also gathered information that enabled the creation of industry-wide Internal Labor Market (ILM) maps showing the workforce dynamics — hires, promotions, and exits — of people of color in the industry. Data is being used to determine the steps the industry needs to take over the next five years to recruit and retain diverse talent.”
You can check out the full 2019 NAMIC report here.