NAMIC Employment Research

NAMIC Research (Our History)

Launched in 1999, the NAMIC employment survey, A Look Toward Advancement: Multi-ethnic Employment in the Communications Industry, provided a baseline of statistics and perceptions about the state of multi-ethnic diversity in the cable telecommunications industry. This first research of its kind in the industry led to the creation in 2000 of NAMIC’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for high-potential executives of color. A further outgrowth in 2005 was the formation of the NAMIC Leadership Seminars for coordinators, managers, and new directors–from across the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic spectrum–interested in becoming culturally competent leaders and, as important, committed to crafting personal blueprints for career success. Rebranded in 2011 as the NAMIC AIM (Advancement Investment Measurement), the employment survey continues to provide rich data utilized by industry companies to support goals for building and sustaining a robust pipeline of diverse talent.

2017 Joint Workforce Diversity Survey – Executive Summary

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2017 Joint Town Hall on Diversity

NAMIC and WICT (Women In Cable Telecommunications) are partnering once again on a joint survey for the next editions of the NAMIC AIM* (*Advancement Investment Measurement) and the WICT PAR* Initiative (*Pay Equity, Advancement Opportunities, and Resources for Work/Life Integration). For more information about the survey Click Here.

Mercer will independently manage the development of customized reports for each participating company. Overall findings from this research initiative will be presented by NAMIC and WICT during a Town Hall Meeting to be held September 26, 2017, in New York City as part of the industry’s Diversity Week.

Click Here or on watch the 2017 AIM-PAR Industry Diversity Survey webinar recording.
Click Here to download the slides from the webinar recording.

2015 NAMIC AIM Report

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NAMIC Podcast “Leveraging Differences” recorded by Professor Martin Davidson
ELDP faculty director at the University of Virginia: Darden School of Business


2015 Joint Town Hall on Diversity

WICT PAR Initiative
In 2015, with the generous support of the Walter Kaitz Foundation, NAMIC joined with WICT (Women In Cable Telecommunications) to conduct the third iteration of a joint workplace diversity survey that included data on the status of people of color and women in the industry. The organizations’ research partner was Mercer, global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer revealed the initial findings at the Joint Town Hall on Diversity meeting September 29, 2015 during Cable Diversity Week.

attends 29th Annual NAMIC Conference - Day 1 / 2015 WICT Leadership Conference - Day 2 on September 29, 2015 in New York City.

To view the 2015 NAMIC AIM & WICT PAR Executive Summary, click the image below.

2015 NAMIC AIM and WICT PAR Executive Summary

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2015 NAMIC and WICT Cable Telecommunications Industry Diversity Survey Highlights

2015 Town Hall Slides



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Underwritten by Walter Kaitz Foundation


Contact: Jim Jones, Senior Vice President, Education Programs and Diversity Solutions,