Creating an Inclusive Workplace at ViacomCBS

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

By Nicole Bitette

For Wincie Knight, joining ViacomCBS’ Office of Global Inclusion team was a natural transition for someone who prioritizes the happiness of others and fostering a culture where people can bring their true selves to work every day.

Knight, who is the VP of Global Inclusion for ViacomCBS in the U.K., began her career at Nickelodeon as part of a team working to increase representation in children’s shows and she has since evolved her passions into ensuring ViacomCBS is actively creating an accepting workplace for people of all backgrounds.

New Research Finds Young People’s Positive Changes in Behaviour Are Significantly Linked To Watching Sex Edutainment Content by MTV Staying Alive Foundation

MTV Shuga series boosts uptake in new HIV prevention tools in South Africa; changes perceptions around gender-based violence in Nigeria
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Last week, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation launched the results of a ‘Decade of Impact of MTV Shuga’, their sex-edutainment series.

ViacomCBS and Extra Partner To Celebrate LGBTQ+ Audiences


To celebrate the return of live music and connecting with others, Extra worked with Velocity, ViacomCBS to spotlight Troye Sivan and the LGBTQ+ community in a VMAs ad campaign. 

When the MTV VMAs kicked off at Brooklyn Barclays Center on Sept. 12, it was a nod to the return to live music and live events. With its “Fresh Start” campaign, Extra Gum wanted to celebrate that re-emergence with Troye Sivan.

The Evolution of ViacomCBS' Multicultural Marketing Capabilities

“Multicultural marketing is no longer a ‘nice to have’—it’s a necessity.”

Debbie King is Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing Communications and Culture at Velocity, ViacomCBS’s in-house, full-service marketing and branded content studio.

MTV to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Law as EMAs in Budapest Will “Stand in Solidarity” With LGBTQ+ Community


"As a gay man, my personal emotions got the better of me" initially before the company decided to go ahead with the event, shares Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of MTV Entertainment Group Worldwide.


"As a gay man, my personal emotions got the better of me" initially before the company decided to go ahead with the event, shares Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of MTV Entertainment Group Worldwide.

How ViacomCBS Will Lead the Way Toward More Inclusive Storytelling

By Bob Bakish

The Power of Pedro

Twenty-seven years ago, millions of people met Pedro Zamora.

At a time when fewer than 40 percent of Americans personally knew someone with HIV/AIDS, MTV’s The Real World introduced viewers to an openly gay, HIV-positive Cuban American man who was full of joy and willing to open his life to the world.

How ViacomCBS Is Advancing Social and Racial Justice


We are committed to serving the needs of our audiences. That responsibility only intensified in 2020 as a cultural reckoning led us to confront systemic racism and bias in our country and to reexamine our role in making diversity, inclusion and equity a reality for everyone.

In our fight against hate, we have activated new partnerships, invested deeply in existing relationships and—together with our employees, who have made proof of their ceaseless passion, resiliency and ingenuity—are taking a 360-degree approach to how we conduct business and serve our communities.

ViacomCBS Is Prioritizing Mental Health


In the U.S., suicide rates are the highest they’ve been since World War II, yet mental health is still often misunderstood and stigmatized. Events in 2020 brought this concern to the forefront for our viewers.

ViacomCBS has a commitment to mental health stretching back a decade and a half. Building on our long legacy, MTV Entertainment Group has recently launched Mental Health is Health, an initiative seeking to harness the power of storytelling to destigmatize mental health and drive behavioral and cultural change that normalizes mental health conversations and inspires action.

ViacomCBS Finds New Ways to Strengthen and Invest In Communities


This year was truly a testament to the nature of the people who make up ViacomCBS. Service has been a part of our company from the very beginning, and 2020 was no exception. From making our annual Community Day into a virtual event, to connecting veterans to new opportunities and moving our programs online for students, we found new ways to give back and engage our employees throughout the year.

How ViacomCBS Is Encouraging Civic Action & Engagement


We believe increasing voter turnout is a shared mission, and we know we have a responsibility to unleash the power of our content, talent, employees and reach to accelerate social impact through civic engagement.

Getting Out the Vote With Vote Early Day


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