Our Mission

Our mission is to foster diversity and inclusivity within the media industry by granting marginalized and underrepresented students unparalleled access to current industry leaders. Furthermore, we strive to assist the industry in achieving its objectives of recognizing and recruiting a more diverse workforce.

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About Us

As an industry, our ability to embrace new and diverse perspectives and to better reflect the audiences we serve will directly impact how far we will go -- and how fast. Since 2013, ODI, along with our esteemed partners, has been facilitating connections between industry-leading executives and students as well as recent graduates, guiding them in their transition from academic settings to corporate boardrooms. Our organization operates as a non-profit 501(c)3 entity.

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Events

September 20, 2024
ODI Networking Event 2024Art is Community: The Future of Media

9:00 AM

Fordham University's McNally Auditorium 140 W. 62nd Street, New York NY 10023

GET READY, ODI's Fall Conference is Returning to Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business, Friday, September 20, 2024.

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Check out our 2023 Conference!

Streamed virtually October 2nd-5th and in person at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business. Our esteemed guests included Joy Profet (Global Head of Device Marketing & Operation at Amazon), Jazz Pitcairn (Writer - “Black Lady Sketch Show” and Producer - “Vogue), Erika Munro Kennerly (SVP Deputy General Counsel at Endeavor), Scott Wilcox (Entertainment Lawyer at Loeb & Loeb LLP), Crystal Williams (Development Manager at 9 Story Media Group), Jarret Myer (Founder of UPROXX), Michael Smith (CMO at NPR), Emma Weiss (Assistant to Co-Chairman at Disney and MANY MORE. Thank you to our sponsors Condé Nast Spectrum, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Syndeo Institute at The Cable Center, Fordham Gabelli School of Business.

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PARTNERS &SPONSORSHIPS

This year’s partners are powering One Diverse Industry return to an in-person conference through their generous support.

2023 Conference

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Upcoming Events

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Partners / Sponsors

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