CBS Diversity and Inclusion

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Mission: Recognizing the power and influence a media company carries through its various business units, including Network Programming, Network News, Local Television and Radio Stations, Cable and Publishing, CBS has been on the forefront of making diversity a reality through a wide array of initiatives targeted to talent in front of and behind the camera as well as outreach to diverse vendors and professional service suppliers. Our goal is to impact the industry.

CBS Celebrates June’s LGBTQ Pride MonthContent and Creativity Across CBS Divisions Highlight Progress in Equality Move...
06/04/2019

CBS Celebrates June’s LGBTQ Pride Month

Content and Creativity Across CBS Divisions Highlight Progress in Equality Movement

CBS, CBS All Access and SHOWTIME® Talent Including “Billions’” Asia Kate Dillon, “Instinct’s” Alan Cummings, “The L Word’s” Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey and “Star Trek: Discovery’s” Anthony Rapp Appear in CBS PSA Campaign

NEW YORK – June 3, 2019 – CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and employees from across the Company are celebrating June’s LGBTQ Pride Month with a creative and compelling schedule of content, events and public service announcements that highlight the equality movement’s progress and CBS’ commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

“Everyone at CBS can be proud of the many ways our LGBTQ colleagues – and all of us who support them – are celebrating the achievements of the Pride movement,” said Joe Ianniello, President and Acting Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation.

“We strive every day to foster a positive, respectful and supportive workplace for all CBS employees,” said Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation, and National Executive Sponsor, CBS Pride, the Company’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group. “Especially considering the 50th anniversary of the pivotal Stonewall Uprising this June, Pride Month is an important moment for us to reflect on progress made and to reaffirm our commitments for the future.”

CBS Pride, which offers LGBTQ and allied employees across the Company a chance to network as well as professional and personal development and other opportunities, has been pivotal in the planning and execution of several of the Pride Month initiatives, including the Company’s sponsorship of WorldPride NYC/Stonewall 50.

“The CBS LGBTQ community is excited for the month-long calendar of programs and moments to celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots,” said Court Passant, National Chair of CBS Pride and Vice President, Affiliate Marketing, CBS. “We are grateful for the Company’s and our colleagues’ support this month and all year long.”

LGBTQ Pride Month activities, programs and content across the CBS Corporation include:

WorldPride, a historical event featuring festivals, commemoration marches and other cultural activities, will be hosted in New York City this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. CBS Corporation is proud to be a Platinum Media Sponsor of WorldPride and the WorldPride NYC Pride March in NYC on June 30, the first time the event has been held in the U.S.

As part of CBS’ sponsorship of WorldPride, the Company has produced and dedicated national and local airtime to an extensive public service announcement (PSA) campaign running throughout the entire month of June. The series of powerful PSAs, produced by the Creative Services Department at WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV in New York, features talent from CBS, CBS All Access and SHOWTIME including BILLIONS’ Asia Kate Dillon, INSTINCT’s Alan Cummings, THE L WORD’s Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey and STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’S Anthony Rapp.

Smithsonian Channel is giving viewers an in-depth look at the Stonewall Riots and the history of LGBTQ life in America with SMITHSONIAN TIME CAPSULE: BEYOND STONEWALL. The new documentary premieres Monday, June 24 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel and will feature commentary on historical artifacts from LGBTQ allies and icons and expert perspectives from Smithsonian curators.

In celebration of the upcoming sequel to the groundbreaking series THE L WORD®, SHOWTIME will debut THE L WORD: GENERATION Q float at the LA Pride Festival and Parade on Sunday, June 9 and the WorldPride NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30. Series stars and executive producers Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey will be present at the New York City event, along with executive producer and original series creator Ilene Chaiken, who will participate in both the Los Angeles and New York marches. Additionally, showrunner and executive producer Marja-Lewis Ryan will attend L.A. Pride.

Throughout the month of June, SHOWTIME is also sponsoring multiple Pride events including the Genius Pride Event in Brooklyn on Friday, June 7, the Femme Fatale party in New York City on Sunday, June 30 and It Gets Better events in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 8 and in New York on Saturday, June 29. SHOWTIME is also a Pride Weekend sponsor for San Francisco Pride on Sunday, June 30. THE L WORD: GENERATION Q will debut this fall on SHOWTIME.

Several CBS-owned television stations are participating in celebrations in their markets:

WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV in New York and several other CBS-owned stations will be airing the WorldPride PSAs featuring CBS, CBS All Access and Showtime.

San Francisco’s KPIX and its CW sister station KBCW will be televising and live streaming the 49th annual San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30. That coverage will also be live streamed by KSTW in Seattle.

CBS Stations and affiliates across the country will be providing coverage of Pride Month celebrations in their local communities throughout the month of June.

CBS, CBS All Access and SHOWTIME shows and talent including Cumming and MADAM SECRETARY’s Sara Ramirez will also be part of a month-long cross-platform social media campaign (#PRIDE2019). Sample artwork from the campaign featuring Ramirez and Cumming (left to right) can be seen below.

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On Tuesday April 2nd, as part of the CBS Corporation Diversity and Inclusion Outreach efforts, CBS News National Corresp...
04/29/2019

On Tuesday April 2nd, as part of the CBS Corporation Diversity and Inclusion Outreach efforts, CBS News National Correspondent, Vladimir Duthiers along with CBS VP of Branded Entertainment & Media Innovation, Antoinette Clarke and Executive Vice President CBS Network Sales, Chris Simon traveled to New Rochelle, NY for a ‘College to Career’ seminar with students from Iona College. The trip and Student Presentation was facilitated by Barbara Matos, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion along with Dr. Darrell Wheeler, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Iona College and Marty Daly, Executive in Residence at Iona College and retired SVP and Director of News and Late Night Sales, CBS TV Network.

Iona students heard Vlad, Antoinette, Chris and Barbara share the career paths that led them to the senior positions they currently occupy. The seminar showcased to inner city and suburban students how they can emulate the career success of the CBS visitors by networking and working hard on each job they encounter after graduation.

“The visiting CBS Team's ‘Amazing Career Stories’ provided a catalyst for the Iona Students’ rapid engagement during and after their session. Many of the Iona students have already followed up with Vlad, Antoinette, Chris and Barbara for further advice and counsel” said Dr. Darrell Wheeler. Marty Daly said the Iona Campus is still buzzing with excitement over the CBS Team’s visit!

L - R: Chris Simon, Antoinette Clarke, Marty Daly, Barbara Matos, Darrell Wheeler and Vladimir Duthiers

In February, CBS Diversity and Inclusion hosted a Lunch and Learn session for participants of a Fellowship sponsored by ...
04/23/2019

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 CBS Executives and/or 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 path from Dana Tyler, Anchor, 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.”

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Apr 22 2019 CBS Sports Network to Televise 40 Live WNBA Games Each Season Beginning in 2019 NEW YORK – April 22, 2019 – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and CBS Sports announced today a multi-year partnership in which CBS Sports Network will televise live WNBA games beginning...

CBS is proud to once again be recognized by @HRC as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality with a perfect score of 100 ...
03/28/2019

CBS is proud to once again be recognized by @HRC as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality with a perfect score of 100 in this year’s Corporate Equality Index. hrc.org/cei #CEI2019 #pride #diversity”

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CELEBRATE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTHCBS CORPORATION AND THE ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ADVERTISERS’ #SEEHER INITIATIVE TO HONO...
03/03/2019

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CBS CORPORATION AND THE ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ADVERTISERS’ #SEEHER INITIATIVE TO HONOR AND CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH CBS CARES PSA CAMPAIGN Special PSAs Shine Light on Contributions of 12 Pioneers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

CBS Personalities Violett Beane, Eve, Sara Gilbert, Bianna Golodryga, Carrie Ann Inaba, Allison Janney, Gayle King, Téa Leoni, Patina Miller, Norah O’Donnell, Sharon Osbourne, Zoe Perry and Sheryl Underwood Honor Trailblazers in PSAs

NEW YORK – March 1, 2019 – Once again this year, in honor and celebration of Women’s History Month, CBS Corporation and the Association of National Advertisers’ (ANA) #SeeHer initiative will pay tribute to 12 women pioneers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), by airing a series of CBS Cares public service announcements in primetime on the CBS Television Network throughout the month of March.

These PSAs will also be featured on cbscares.tv, SeeHer.com and other CBS websites and shared on social media. In support of #SeeHer and Women’s History Month, several member companies of the ANA will be sponsoring these extended PSAs.

“I am delighted that CBS has the opportunity to celebrate these awe-inspiring women and their incredible achievements in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math,” said Jo Ann Ross, President and Chief Advertising Revenue Officer, CBS Corporation. “Their motivating stories exemplify what #SeeHer stands for, and we hope these PSAs inspire the next generation of female leaders in these areas and beyond.”

CBS produced these PSAs as part of the Company’s ongoing partnership with the ANA’s #SeeHer initiative and its mission to portray girls and women in media accurately. The trailblazing women profiled in this campaign are prime examples of what it means to challenge and overcome stereotypes and biases in their industries—and of what it means to succeed.

“As we do all year long, CBS takes particular pride in telling the stories of this diverse group of strong women during Women’s History Month,” said Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation. “This incredible campaign is another example of our long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion, specifically CBS’ ongoing efforts to highlight the achievements of women and create awareness of the endless opportunities that exist to make a true and positive difference in society.”

“We are delighted to partner with CBS again this year on this important PSA campaign focusing on STEAM during Women’s History Month,” said Bob Liodice, Chief Executive Officer, ANA. “The campaign showcases the true power of media to inspire girls about their potential. We applaud the network and our #SeeHer members who supported it.”

The CBS Cares PSA campaign includes five unique 25-second spots featuring CBS talent honoring the passion, commitment and accomplishments of the following 12 STEAM luminaries:

Margaret Atwood, Writer

Hari Bhimaraju, Inventor

Paula Hammond, Chemical Engineer

Christina Hernandez, Aerospace Engineer

Quiara Alegría Hudes, Playwright/Composer

Michelle K. Lee, Computer Scientist

Fei-Fei Li, Scientist

Ada Lovelace, Mathematician

Jillian Mercado, Model

Sarah Parcak, Archeologist

Amy Sherald, Painter

Margot Lee Shetterly, Writer

Talent from across CBS Television Network that profiled this renowned group includes Mom’s Allison Janney; Madam Secretary’s Téa Leoni and Patina Miller; CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King and Bianna Golodryga; The Talk’s Sara Gilbert, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne and Eve; Young Sheldon’s Zoe Perry; and, God Friended Me’s Violett Beane.

To learn more about CBS Cares, visit cbscares.tv.



About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS EcoMedia, and CBS Experiences.

About the #SeeHer Movement

Despite the strides made to accurately portray women and girls in media, an unconscious bias persists against women and girls in advertising, media, and programming. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) launched the #SeeHer initiative in June 2016 in a partnership with The Female Quotient (TFQ) at the United State of Women. SeeHer’s mission is to increase the accurate portrayals of women and girls in media 20 percent by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. The group developed a Gender Equality Measure (GEM™) to track progress and the marketing effect of removing unconscious bias from ads and programming. High GEM™ scores directly correlate to improved ROI. GEM™ won the 2017 ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Award. The methodology became the industry standard in the U.S., which led to a global rollout in 2018. For more information, visit www.SeeHer.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About the Association of National Advertisers (ANA)

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) makes a difference for individuals, brands, and the industry by driving growth, advancing the interests of marketers, and promoting and protecting the well-being of the marketing community. Founded in 1910, the ANA provides leadership that advances marketing excellence and shapes the future of the industry. The ANA’s membership includes more than 1,700 companies with 25,000 brands that engage almost 150,000 industry professionals and collectively spend or support more than $400 billion in marketing and advertising annually. The membership is comprised of more than 1,000 clientside marketers and more than 700 marketing solutions provider members, which include leading marketing data science and technology suppliers, ad agencies, law firms, consultants, and vendors. Further enriching the ecosystem is the work of the nonprofit ANA Educational Foundation (AEF), which has the mission of enhancing the understanding of advertising and marketing within the academic and marketing communities.

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