Advisory Committeefor Diversity Website -- http://www.fcc.gov/DiversityFAC
Committee Chair – Julia Johnson Duties include: • Working with DFO to establish priorities and identify issues to be addressed. • Serving as focal point for Committee membership. • Establishingsubcommittees/ naming chairs. • Conducting all Committee meetings.
Designated Federal Officer: Jane MagoAlternate: Maureen McLaughlin Duties include: • Calling meetings and approving agendas • Attending meetings • Chairing and closing meetings as necessary • Maintaining all records, including documents generated in subcommittees
Looking Back to 1982 Advisory Committee on Alternative Financing for Minority Opportunities in Telecommunications to the Federal Communications Commission • Focus was financial • Legal landscape has changed • Informational needs still key
Looking Forward :Mission • Make recommendations to the Commission regarding policies and practices that will further enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in telecom and related industries. • Develop strategies to: • Enhance participation by minorities and women in telecom and related industry transactions, including timely knowledge of potential transactions and access to the necessary capital • Increase educational training for minorities and women that facilitates opportunities in upper level management and ownership. • Enhance participation and ownership by minorities and women in industries based on new technologies as they develop.
What’s the Product? Final written report: • Description of Best Practices for promoting diversity incommunications sector. • Recommendations on guidelines, incentives, regulations or other policy approaches to promote diversity of participation in communications sector. • Supporting data and information Commission may implementregulatory recommendations,consistent with requirementsof Administrative Procedure Act.
How to Get There? • Subcommittee meetings • Full Committee meeting – January 26 • Subcommittee progress reports • Initial assessment • Look at best practices • Problem areas • May, 2004 – Interim Report
Objectives for Subcommittee onFinancial Issues • Assess current practices regarding the access to capital. • Identify the obstacles to capitalaccess faced by minorities andwomen in the telecom industries. • Develop recommendations andidentify “best practices” to addressthese obstacles. • Focus both on industry-specific measures, as well as issues that extend across the telecom sectors. Recommendations may include regulatory, private sector, and/or legislative initiatives.
Objectives for Subcommittee onTransactional Transparency & Related Outreach • Assess current practices of how potentialinvestment opportunities in telecom industriesare identified and how that information isdisseminated. • Identify what enhancements or additions areneeded, and develop suggested “best practices”in order to increase the participation of minoritiesand women. • Focus both on industry-specific measures, as well as recommendations extending across the telecom sectors. Recommendations may include regulatory, private sector, and/or legislative initiatives.
Objectives for Subcommittee onCareer Advancement • Assess current executive training programsand other career development programs that • target minorities and women in the telecomindustries. • Identify recommendations and“best practices” that would facilitateopportunities in upper level managementand ownership. • Focus both on industry-specific measures, as well as recommendations extending across the telecom sectors. Recommendations may include regulatory, private sector, and/or legislative initiatives.
Objectives for Subcommittee onNew Technologies • Assess what ownership and careeradvancement opportunities are availablein new and emerging technologies • Consider, for example, broadband, digitaltelevision, cable, satellite, low power FM, andthe convergence of these and emergingtechnologies. • Develop recommendations for facilitating opportunities for minorities and women as advances in technology occur. Recommendations may include regulatory, private sector, and/or legislative initiatives.
Conclusion • Thank you for agreeing to serve. • Questions? • Discussion?