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10th President of the NAMIC Philadelphia Chapter

Greetings NAMIC Philadelphia Members, Board of Advisors and Sponsors, I humbly accept the opportunity to serve as the 10th President of the NAMIC Philadelphia Chapter.  I’d like to acknowledge and congratulate Yasmine and her team for their numerous accomplishments and their efforts in transforming NAMIC Philadelphia into what we have today.  Through her leadership we have been named chapter of…

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THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING: 11th Annual NAMIC Philadelphia Paragon Awards

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING: 11th Annual NAMIC Philadelphia Paragon Awards

11th Annual NAMIC Philadelphia Paragon Awards Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 Reception: 5:30 pm Program: 6:30 pm The Four Seasons Philadelphia We honored the following inspiring leaders for their commitment to promoting diversity & inclusion in the communications industry: David L. Cohen Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation Paragon Industry Award Anzio Williams Vice President of News, NBC10 Telemundo62 Paragon Trailblazer Award Hernán Guaracao…

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EMMA BOWEN SPOTLIGHT | VOL. II

EMMA BOWEN SPOTLIGHT | VOL. II

This week’s featured Emma Bowen interns are Dionne Higginbotham, Amber Wright and Cierra Ray. Read more about them below!   Q. Tell us more about your current internship. A. I am currently interning in the Community Investment department under Ky’a Jackson. My work is centered on the Comcast Digital Connectors and Internet Essentials programs. This summer, I co-chaired Comcast Cares…

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Emma Bowen Spotlight | Vol. I

Emma Bowen Spotlight | Vol. I

This week’s featured Emma Bowen interns are Ayanna Bell and Kayode Oduwaiye. Read more about them below!   Q. Tell us more about your current internship. A. This is my fourth summer interning at Comcast.  I am interning with the Consumer Services and Strategy Development team in the Human Resources Department under Cassandra Moore. My team is responsible for improving…

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The Future of Television

The Future of Television

People. Knowledge. Power. Last month I learned firsthand how NAMIC puts its slogan into action at my first NAMIC event, “The Future of Television.”  I eagerly arrived to find the room jam packed with Comcasters. I was greeted by a smiling Yasmine Ndassa, President of the Philadelphia NAMIC Chapter. “I’m so excited! Let me introduce you to Laura,” she said…

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Thanks for Attending the 2014 Annual Executive Speed Mentoring Workshop

Thanks for Attending the 2014 Annual Executive Speed Mentoring Workshop

On Tuesday, April 22, NAMIC-Philadelphia hosted its fourth annual Executive Speed Mentoring Workshop, which provided attendees with a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with some of the brightest and most successful executives in our field to discuss career pathing and planning, leadership development, and tips for fulfilling their professional goals. The event was kicked off with a brief introduction from…

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Master Teacher Series : The Future of the Internet

Master Teacher Series : The Future of the Internet

Topic: The Future of the Internet Master Teacher: Marcien Jenckes, EVP, Consumer Services, Comcast Cable Date: July 15, 2014 Location: Comcast Center, 45 KL, 11:30a – 1p Price: Free Lunch will be served Marcien Jenckes serves as Executive Vice President, Consumer Services for Comcast Cable. Under his leadership, the best viewing experience and entertainment choices have become available anytime, anywhere…

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4th Annual Executive Speed Mentoring Event

4th Annual Executive Speed Mentoring Event

Thank you for attending the 4th Annual Executive Speed Mentoring event! For the 4th year in a row, NAMIC Philadelphia hosted a unique opportunity to spend valuable one-on-one time with senior executives in our industry! These leaders made themselves available to talk with anyone interested in meeting with them. Check out who attended this year’s event: Beth Arnholt,VP, Integrated Talent…

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The Future of Television

The Future of Television

Why was US TV advertising revenue $75B while US digital video ad revenue was only $4B in 2013, after 8 years of YouTube in the marketplace? Does it matter that the TV ecosystem added $7B to revenue in 2013, more than 3x higher than digital video advertising’s growth of about $2B? What’s different about TV that enables growth at all,…

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LinkedIn Helps NAMIC Philadelphia Members Control… Enhance…and Build Their Personal Brand

LinkedIn Helps NAMIC Philadelphia Members Control… Enhance…and Build Their Personal Brand

Just a quick read could really help you enhance your profile. Read more on how to enhance your profile straight from the experts! New and familiar faces, laughter, and anticipation filled the room for the first event of the year for NAMIC Philadelphia.  For this sold out event, attendees from all over the Philadelphia area came together from different points…

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2013 NAMIC Philadelphia Paragon Awards

2013 NAMIC Philadelphia Paragon Awards

On Thursday, September 12, NAMIC-Philadelphia honored Andrea Agnew, Executive Director of Workforce Diversity & Inclusion for Comcast Cable, Wilco Electronic Systems, and Christopher R. Powell, President of the Board of Directors for the Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA), at the 2013 Paragon Awards. The event, which took place at Le Meridien  Hotel, began at 5:30 p.m. with a…

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Remembering E. Steven Collins

Remembering E. Steven Collins

It is with the deepest of sorrows that I share with you the passing of one of our chapter advisors, E. Steven Collins. E. was the Director of Marketing for Radio One Philadelphia and strong supporter of NAMIC Philadelphia. Since joining our Board of Advisors earlier this year, he helped the chapter make significant strides towards our goal to reach…

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NAMIC Philadelphia Awards Scholarships to Three College Interns

NAMIC Philadelphia Awards Scholarships to Three College Interns

For the second year, NAMIC Philadelphia awarded more than $3,000 in scholarships to talented and deserving college students. The application process included submitting a resume, a letter of recommendation and an essay on “How has social media impacted the way businesses operate?” From an impressive pool of applicants, the follow three students were selected: 1st place: Cierra Ray, Rutgers University,…

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A Special Partnership with Emma Bowen Interns

A Special Partnership with Emma Bowen Interns

As the summer heated up in Philadelphia, interns were scurrying around the Comcast Center ready to embark on new professional journeys. Over 125 interns and Co-Ops entered the Comcast Headquarters awaiting exciting summers filled with new skills, networking opportunities, and fresh perspectives. However, beyond the novelty of this valuable experience is a cornerstone of Comcast’s internship program—the Emma L. Bowen…

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NAMIC Philadelphia at the Barnes

NAMIC Philadelphia at the Barnes

On Friday, June 21, NAMIC Philadelphia collaborated with Radio One, Inc. to celebrate Black Music Month at the Barnes Museum. After gathering in the atrium to enjoy live jazz music and connect with other members, participants headed downstairs to the museum’s Comcast Auditorium to attend a panel discussion about the cultural impact of black music. Panelists Dyana Williams, Carol Riddick,…

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Faces of NAMIC Philadelphia : Saleem Shaik

Faces of NAMIC Philadelphia : Saleem Shaik

Meet Saleem Shaik My roots: I was born in India and came to the United States in 2002. My day job: I am part of the Comcast Systems Engineering Team supporting our internal HR Self Services application. My job is to create/build solutions for a great employee experience. My fantasy job: I would probably be doing something similar to what…

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NAMIC Philadelphia! Baila!

NAMIC Philadelphia! Baila!

NAMIC Philadelphia! Baila! Dust off your dancing shoes…We are going salsa dancing! Join us in learning the basics of salsa dancing with Arturo Perez. No experience or partner needed. Guaranteed fun, something new to learn, a great stress reliever. Still on the fence? Check out this video…Space is limited! You Want To Be In on this! When: Tuesday, May 28th…

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Philadelphia Asian American Heritage Festival

Philadelphia Asian American Heritage Festival

NAMIC Philadelphia is supporting the Comcast Asian Pacific Americans Affinity Group in celebrating May as Asian Heritage Month. Bring friends and family to this great festival of dance and music. If you are a Comcaster, volunteers are needed at the Comcast booth promoting Internet Essentials. Contact Marife Domingo at marife_domingo@cable.comcast.com to sign up as a volunteer. When: Saturday, May 18th…

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NAMIC Philadelphia Volunteers on Comcast Cares Day

NAMIC Philadelphia Volunteers on Comcast Cares Day

Members of NAMIC Philadelphia joined Comcast in volunteering around the city of Philadelphia. Pictured left is NAMIC Philadelphia Vice President, Shawn Houston painting a wall with friends at the Blankenburg Elementary School. Check out our Facebook page and see pictures of us (and others!) giving back to the community on Comcast Cares Day.

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3rd Annual Executive Speed Mentoring Event

3rd Annual Executive Speed Mentoring Event

On Wednesday, April 3, NAMIC-Philadelphia hosted its signature Executive Speed Mentoring Workshop which was kicked off with an introduction from NAMIC-Philadelphia President Yasmine Ndassa, Ph.D., followed by a word from event sponsor, Patrick Minton, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Adversary Services. The event gave attendees the unique opportunity to ask questions, make one-on-one connections, and gain insights from some of the most successful…

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