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Viacom Program Finds the Next Generation of Directing Talent

Behind the Viacom development program that creates opportunity for industry outsiders.
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By Stuart Winchester

Two years ago, Elvira Ibragimova was working at an upscale Manhattan architecture firm, designing a pavilion that would sit at the junction of Uber’s new headquarters and the Golden State Warriors’ new San Francisco arena.

The glamorous job could have been a tidy endpoint for Ibragimova, who left Uzbekistan for the United States with her family at age 10, a refugee considered endangered in the former Soviet Union for her mixed Jewish-Muslim heritage.

Turning ‘Girls Who Code’ Into Women Who Work at Viacom

Viacom’s multi-year tech internship program helps young women launch careers.
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By Stuart Winchester

Lauren Clark and Emily Lo have a lot in common. Both entered Viacom’s Girls Who Code summer immersion program in 2015, its inaugural year. Both just wrapped up their third year of the company’s long-term internship program. And both major in computer science-related fields at upstate New York colleges.

And in multiple years of college-level technology instruction at two separate institutions, each has had exactly one female professor.

Viacom's Marva Smalls on Leading With Diversity

“The business case for diversity is this: You can't survive without it.”
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Our In the Office With ... series gives Viacom executives the opportunity to reveal a little bit about who they are, how they lead, and what drives them in the day-to-day.

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Our In the Office With ... series gives Viacom executives the opportunity to reveal a little bit about who they are, how they lead, and what drives them in the day-to-day.

MTV Partners With Lena Waithe to Save Mothers' Lives

Inside the making of the brand’s campaign to combat America's rising mother mortality rate.
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By Kelby Clark

One of the most dangerous places in the developed world to give birth is the United States, and MTV wants to help create awareness.

Reel Works' UP Creative Program Showcases Students' Nickelodeon Shorts at Viacom HQ

By Harold Anderson
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Last Thursday, Viacom’s Corporate Social Responsibility wrapped up the second year of it’s UP Creative mentoring program at Viacom headquarters with a final session and competition. UP Creative is a program that was created in partnership with an organization called  Reel Works. Reel Works is a local non-profit based in Brooklyn that teaches underserved teenagers filmmaking skills that help propel them to career paths in media.

Pride and Presence: Viacom Continues NYC Pride March Tradition

Viacom joined the LGBTQ community and allies in marking the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
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By Kelby Clark

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people gathered in downtown New York City for the largest LGBTQ celebration in the world. Viacom was among them again this year, with more than 100 company-affiliated revelers who marched alongside a pair of TV Land and Comedy Central-branded floats.

Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, Queen Latifah and More Lead Panel at BET’s META Conference

Leading thought leaders gathered to explore how media’s digital revolution can create opportunity for the Black community.
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By Kelby Clark

At META Convened by BET, leading Black entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and cultural icons gathered in Los Angeles to discuss how they can work together to use technology to advance the Black community.

Viacom Hosts ‘In the Thick’ Podcast for Exploration of Immigrant Misrepresentation in Media

“I believe so strongly, especially in our industry, that personnel equals policy.”
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By Stuart Winchester

Journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela recorded an episode of their In The Thick podcast at Viacom’s Times Square headquarters last week, moderating a panel that explored how underrepresentation in the production and executive ranks feeds a skewed media portrait.

Viacom Shares New Data on the Power of LGBT Representation

By Nicole Bitette
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Incorporating LGBTQ personalities and plotlines into entertainment doesn’t just reflect the diversity of our society—it changes public perception of the LGBTQ community.

Viacom Employees Raise Approximately $20,000 for AIDS Walk New York

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On May 19th, Viacom talent and employees participated in the annual AIDS Walk New York. AIDS Walk NYC is the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world. Viacom has been a long-standing champion in the fight against HIV/AIDS through its programming, cause marketing initiatives, and support of events like these. This year, more than 50 Viacom employees signed up for the Walk and approximately $20,000 has been raised.

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