Viacom Global Head of Inclusion Marva Smalls, NBCUniversal Chief Talent Officer Cara Stein, Twitter Head of Inclusion & Diversity Dalana Brand, AMC Networks Chief Transformation and People Officer Jennifer Caserta and Endeavor Chief Inclusion Officer Alicin Reidy Williamson will join WrapWomen’s 2019 Power Women Summit, to be held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica on October 24-25.
These top executives will lead the discussion on “Redefining Corporate Culture: Ideas That Work.” This is a peer-to-peer exchange of ideas among leading entertainment and media companies who have created more inclusive and equitable business strategies. During this session, senior executives will talk about their inclusivity initiatives — which ideas have worked and which ones haven’t — and how they will continue their goal “Toward 50/50,” a gender parity initiative that is also the theme of this year’s event.
Marva Smalls is the EVP and global head of inclusion strategy for Viacom and EVP of Public Affairs and chief of staff for Nickelodeon. Smalls works with company leadership to champion multiculturalism, inclusiveness and diversity worldwide through employee engagement and strategic partnerships.
She has established and developed best-in-class diversity and inclusion initiatives, including Viacom’s employee resource groups, and advisory councils that foster a collaborative culture while driving innovation and business results.
Cara Stein is chief talent officer and senior vice president at Comcast’s NBCUniversal, where she is working on a company-wide initiative to maintain and nurture an inclusive environment for women across the entire NBCUniversal Portfolio.
Stein spearheads the NBCUniversal women’s initiative, HERE SHE CAN, which has focused on respect, equity and opportunity for women at all stages of their career at NBCUniversal.
Dalana Brand is the vice president of people experience and head of inclusion and diversity at Twitter. Over the years, she has worked at some of the world’s foremost Fortune 500 companies where she led global teams to design and develop innovative compensation systems and reward solutions that equitably engage employees, create a fair and inclusive culture, and help advance the business strategy of the company.
She is currently a board member for Enterprise for Youth and also serves as an Ambassador in the inaugural cohort of the United States of Women, where she works within the community to convene and amplify voices in the movement for full gender equality.
Alicin Reidy Williamson is senior vice president and chief inclusion officer at Endeavor, where she leads all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across the company. Prior to joining Endeavor, she served as a SVP at MTV Networks and Viacom, where she created the company’s Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs department and helped build the Office of Global Inclusion to increase company visibility in diverse communities and aid diversity recruitment efforts. Williamson has 20 years of experience as a media and communications executive, developing and executing public affairs campaigns and programs to foster diversity and employee engagement.
Jennifer Caserta serves as chief transformation and people officer at AMC Networks, where she is charged with driving transformation across the company to enable its long-term growth objectives.
Among her many accolades, Caserta has been named an Adweek “Person of the Moment,” a Fast Company “Who’s Next” leader and a multichannel News and WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications) “Wonder Woman.” She is also a recipient of the NCTA Vanguard Award for Young Leadership.
About the Summit
The Power Women Summit brings together 1,500 of the most influential women from the entertainment, media and technology industries, making it the largest gathering of its kind. With the theme of “Toward 50/50,” the event highlights women of achievement, encourages discussion on topics of impact and creates a lasting community of powerful women. The summit will provide two days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking.
Additional speakers for the event include Eva Longoria, Chrissy Metz, Nicole Richie, Gigi Gorgeous, Rachel Zoe, Gina Torres and Jenna Dewan.
Sponsors include LinkedIn, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Warner Media, Accenture, Showtime, Lionsgate, Starz, AMC Networks, Annenberg Foundation, WME, Twitter, Lifetime, NBCUniversal, Greenberg Glusker, Condé Nast, Fremantle, Red Arrow Studios, First Entertainment Credit Union, Motion Picture Editors Guild, #SeeHer and Imagine.
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