Empowering Future Media Leaders: Meet Peggy Kim and Discover FUTURE NOW (Video)

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Discover the inspiring journey of Margaret (Peggy) Kim, a visionary in the media industry and a beacon for emerging talents. In a world rapidly evolving with digital media, the importance of nurturing future talent cannot be overstated. Enter Peggy Kim, the founder and CEO of FUTURE NOW Media Foundation, an organization at the forefront of shaping tomorrow's media landscape. Peggy, a 2024 inductee into the prestigious Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors, shares the story of her career and how FUTURE NOW is dedicated to building bridges between young talents and the media industry in a fascinating Legends & Leadership conversation. Peggy and 15 leaders across the spectrum of brand marketers, agencies, media and non-profit organizations will be inducted into the Hall of Honors at a gala event on April 11 in New York City. For information visit www.advancingdiversity.org.

Peggy's career spans over 30 years, marked by significant roles as a producer, writer, director, and executive producer across notable networks like the History Channel, MSNBC, CBS News, the Associated Press, and ABC News. Her journey is a testament to her commitment to media excellence and diversity. Peggy's work at FUTURE NOW, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit, extends beyond the traditional pathways into the media industry, creating avenues for young, diverse talents to shine.

Since its inception in 2017, FUTURE NOW has been pivotal in connecting students from a vast network of colleges and universities, including community colleges, Ivy League schools, and HBCUs, to the media and entertainment industry. The foundation's approach is holistic, offering exposure to the media ecosystem's breadth and complexity. This nurturing environment equips future leaders with the necessary context and imagination to forge successful careers.

Peggy Kim's Philosophy: Beyond Generational Labels

Peggy believes in looking beyond labels like Gen Z and Millennials, focusing on the individuality of each person. She emphasizes the importance of building relationships and fostering a culture of being seen and heard. This philosophy has underpinned the success of FUTURE NOW, where students experience genuine support, mentorship, and a platform to ask questions and learn.

Peggy's recent interview with Jack Myers for the Legends & Leadership video series is a treasure trove of insights. In it, she discusses the complexities of leadership in today's diverse work environment and the challenges faced by the media industry, including layoffs, mergers, and strikes. This interview is not just a reflection of Peggy's journey but a beacon for aspiring media professionals.

The upcoming Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors event on April 11, 2024, in New York City, is a unique opportunity to witness the convergence of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (D-E-I-B) professionals. Peggy's induction is a celebration of her relentless efforts and FUTURE NOW's impactful work. We invite readers to not only watch Peggy Kim's enlightening interview but also to actively support FUTURE NOW. By attending and sponsoring the Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors Induction Experience, you contribute to nurturing the next generation of media leaders. For more details, visit https://week.advancingdiversity.org.

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