Viacom Art Show Celebrates Female Creativity

​Stepping into The Wellness Studio on March 29 for Viacom’s Creative Arts Showcase felt more like walking into a trendy, Lower East Side art gallery than a fitness center. Instead of yoga mats and free weights, the studio boasted a deejay booth, open bar, and mood lighting. The showcase featured a diverse array of film, photography, and fine art from the women at Viacom in honor of Women’s History Month.

HERE, Viacom’s Employee Resource Group for women, chose 19 female employees to showcase their bold, captivating work. Guests mingled throughout the room, munching on cheese and crackers and admiring everything from watercolors rock photography to Lego purses.

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Guests enjoy a marvelous gallery. Read More

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The artists. Read More

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Deejay Anora mixed beats to keep the crowd entertained all night. Read More

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Guests admire Ra-Re Valverde's eclectic work. When she's not capturing the gritty, raw energy and passion in New York, she works for MTV and is a contributing photographer for Essence Magazine. Read More

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Whimsical artist Alyssa Thompson shows off her extraordinary Lego purses. Read More

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Erica Romero loves to experiment with alternative artistic mediums. Read More

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Zevit Aaron started creating photographs in high school, and has enjoyed showcasing her artwork ever since. Zevit's photography contains abstracts, portraits, and landscapes that have been digitally manipulated. Read More

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Guests are captivated by Wendy Heisler's doodles. Heisler has dabbled as a writer, photographer and animator. Read More

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Photographer Lyndsi Vasquez has a deep appreciation for the humanity of urban living. Read More

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Ivette Urena is a fine artist in Brooklyn, New York. Her artistic process began as a child, during nights of watching her father draw at the kitchen table. She'd sit with him to hone her artistic talent. Read More

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Janice McDonnell is a painter who looks for beauty in undesirable places. She's showcased traditional landscapes of the Gowanus Canal. Read More

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When Caryn Reynolds isn't leading a team of technical architects and engineers for her day job at Viacom, she's busy painting bucolic scenery. Read More

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Ivette Urena shows off her vibrant landscapes. Read More

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Jennifer Marigliano has been working at VH1 since 2008, and photographing amazing talent along the way Read More

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Event organizers Rita Omokha and Deva Newman are joined by Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, Shanell Parrish-Brown, and Courtney Oliver Read More

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Deva Newman and Rita Omokha facilitated the sold-out event. Read More

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The video showcase featured six of HERE's talented artists. Read More

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2020 Has a Lofty Goal – Viacom Is Already There

by Stuart Winchester, Viacom

Diversity and inclusion is a top priority at Viacom. We incorporate this into every aspect of our business, whether it’s via culturally resonant programming on MTV or by sweeping the top three spots in the Directors Guild of America’s list of best programs for hiring women and minority directors. But that commitment goes beyond the shows that drive our networks and filters from the very top of our company, as 2020 Women on Boards recently acknowledged, including us on its list of Fortune 1,000 companies whose boards comprise more than 20 percent women.

With four female board members – Shari Redstone, Blythe J. McGarvie, Cristiana Falcone Sorrell and Deborah Norville – Viacom has for years surpassed 2020’s goal to increase the percentage of women on corporate boards to 20 percent by the year 2020.

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CMT’s Nashville Women ‘Stand By Their Plan’

by Joy West, CMT

womens_history_7873In the finale event of CMT’s Women’s History Month celebrations, a powerhouse panel of successful Nashville businesswomen gathered for “Stand By Your Plan: Nashville Women Who Did.” The accomplished and diverse group — Gina Butler (Gigi’s Cupcakes), Monica Cintado (SVP of Development, United Surgical Partners International), Kathleen Cotter (Owner, The Bloomy Rind artisan cheese shop), Taryn Foshee (Founder, Women Can Talk Sports), and Abby White (Staff Editor and writer, South Comm) — delivered an eclectic look into the inspirations, motivations and obstacles they have encountered as women in the work force. CMT correspondent Allison DeMarcus served as moderator. Read More