A note from our friend Nikki Bethel, President & CEO of The Emma Bowen Foundation in Harlem.
The note reads:
A truly great colleague is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.
I’m super stoked to have a team full of dedicated thinkers, doers, movers, and shakers. And I’m thrilled to announce that I have one more!
Please join me in celebrating the newest addition to our team: Antoinette Miller, the Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Partner Relations. Antoinette will lead initiatives and programs that support the attraction, recruitment, retention, development, and empowerment of diverse early-career talent for the EBF Fellowship program.
She is also responsible for driving and maintaining engagement and relationships with new and existing partner companies, universities, diversity partners, and EBF alumni.
Antoinette, who essentially grew up in corporate America, knows a thing or two about helping young professionals advance in their career and navigate the inevitable rocky terrain that one must endure on the way to success. Antoinette is the woman you want in your corner; and now, at EBF, she is. So, please, meet your new best friend.
I met her in 2013 at HBO, where we worked closely together on creating initiatives to support the company’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and its efforts to retain top talent. I am in awe of her sharp business acumen and her savvy (and, frankly, magical) approach to attracting high performers; this woman knows what it takes to win.
But perhaps more importantly, Antoinette leads with compassion, and she embodies a mantra that I’ve espoused before: Lift as you climb. Antoinette is a teacher, too, and she knows that young people of color don’t always get second chances. I believe this is what drives her commitment to our community and beyond.
Having worked for other EBF partners, too, such as NBCUniversal, Antoinette comes into this work with a deep understanding of how to empower the next generation of thinkers, doers, movers, and shakers. This is key, as EBF’s goals are ambitious, and the work to eliminate social and racial inequities in public health, media, tech, government, and elsewhere, is far from over.
Lucky for us, Antoinette is a consummate professional, knows the media and entertainment business, understands the process of effective recruiting, and prides herself on building strong relationships with partners and colleagues. We are beyond excited to have her on board and will delight in seeing her make moves on our behalf.