This year’s MMCD has gone virtual and is designed to be highly engaging. We’ll start the evening with a VIP Cocktail Hour (VIP ticket required) hosted by Sherri Shepherd and Kym Whitley. During cocktail hour, we’ll shake up two cocktails with decked out cocktail kits and a bottle of Blackleaf vodka shipped to all VIP ticket holders.

At 8pm, the doors to the virtual gala will open for an intimate evening saluting media diversity icons, political allies, and trailblazers. See the full list of honorees below.

  • Media Luminary/Icon: Richard “Dick” Parsons
  • Congressional Media Diversity Champion: Senatory Jacky Rosen
  • Congressional Media Diversity Champion: Senator Marco Rubio
  • Radio Broadcast Journalist Award: Maria Hinojosa
  • Print Journalist Award: Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • 2020 5th Estate New Media Influencer: Detavio Samuels
  • Television Broadcast Journalist: Lisa Ling

Thank You #WitCon2020 and the more than 500+ women and men in the audience this morning for the honor of being your keynote, and letting me share The Power of We, the Human Science of Success, Hermione Rising, Vote Like a Boss….and my story as a black woman in tech. Read more…

Vote Like a Boss is a collection of essays, writings, and poems presented and performed by global serial entrepreneur Tiffany Norwood at the US Patent and Trademark Office’s 2020 WES in Washington, DC. Given as her last live speech before the pandemic, Tiffany used her platform to speak to the new reality that was coming, the need to look after each other, and the opportunity to reimagine everything.

Weaving together a unique narrative about innovation and leadership, in Vote Like A Boss Tiffany shares her extraordinary story as a founder and asks herself (and all of us): could she have been an entrepreneur, inventor, and leader if she didn’t have the right to vote? And, is voting itself an act of self-worth? Celebrating both the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the women’s right to vote; and, the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Tiffany talks about why taking yourself seriously like speaking up to family and friends, raising your hand in class; and yes even voting, are all the same personality traits that are critical for success in business, school, sports, and life. 

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Serial global entrepreneur Tiffany Norwood has to her name a staggering seven start-ups, two IPOs, and one patent. Her sector- and globe-spanning accomplishments include co-developing the first one-strap backpack, pioneering the first wave of digital broadcasting and satellite radio, cofounding the Ethiopia Healthcare Network, and creating Tribetan, an education startup that fosters entrepreneurial literacy.

And lucky for us, later this month, she will add to her credits the title of guest judge on Everyday Edisons! Read more here…

The Washington, D.C. businesswoman laughs when asked about the serial entrepreneur moniker during a recent conversation with Free Times at the Richland County Library on Assembly Street. Educated at Cornell and Harvard, Norwood has been a part of seven startup companies during the past three decades. In the 1990s she raised nearly $700 million in capital for WorldSpace, one of the first satellite radio companies, and she was an early player in global broadband. She worked on some of the first global digital content licensing deals with companies like Bloomberg News and CNN International. She currently is the founder and CEO of Tribetan, a company that helps individuals develop entrepreneurial concepts. 

Norwood says she has always enjoyed being a part of the beginnings of big ideas. Read More

Tiffany Norwood: collaborazione, creatività e fede sono le basi dell’innovazione
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Tiffany Norwood is appointed to the FISHstep Review Committee
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Tiffany Norwood Keynote Speaker
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Missions & Marketplace Conference 2016

UER Alumni incontra Tiffany Norwood
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