In February, CBS Diversity and Inclusion hosted a Lunch and Learn session for participants of a fellowship sponsored by CBS Diversity and Inclusion for the Alliance for Women in Media, and executed as part of the inaugural Gracies Leadership Awards. The fellowship provided students with the opportunity to attend the inaugural awards in New York, as well as visit CBS for a mentoring session with Company executives and talent.
The fellows, young women pursuing careers in media, were given a tour of the CBS News studios and had an opportunity to engage with CBS News anchors. Afterwards, they sat for lunch and informal conversation with Josie Thomas, EVP, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, who serves as treasurer-elect of the 2019 Alliance for Women in Media National Board of Directors and on AWM’s Executive Committee, and facilitated the creation of this fellowship.
The fellows then heard about career paths from Dana Tyler, anchor of CBS 2 News, Emilie Deutsch, Vice President, Original Programming and Features, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, and Jo Ann Ross, President and Chief Advertising Revenue Officer, CBS Corporation. Said Barbara Matos, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, who coordinated the fellows’ session: “These amazing women imparted knowledge and wisdom and answered questions from the incredibly engaged fellows for what was an empowering afternoon.”