Marva Smalls

Last year, Marva launched Viacom’s first Inclusion Week, celebrating and strengthening diversity and inclusion across the company. All levels of the company came together for a week of compelling programming and immersive experiences which highlighted D&I topics. She also published Viacom’s first Diversity and Inclusion Report, outlining the company’s work to elevate diverse voices, which included demographic data about the employee base for use in benchmarking and goal-setting. Marva launched Viacom’s Content Creation Council, applying a D&I lens to all aspects of content creation, and the Viewfinders Emerging TV Directors Program. She is a founding member of the Black Economic Alliance, she serves on the boards of the American Theatre Wing, the International African American Museum, the James Beard Foundation and Synovus Bank/South Carolina, among others, and she founded the Marva Smalls Endowment, awarding funds to young people and families from underrepresented groups.