Head of Corporate Social ResponsibilityBET Networks, a Viacom Company
Ms. Nneka Norville is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at BET Networks where she is responsible for leveraging BET’s brand equity for social good and protecting the Network’s brand reputation. As such, she directs all of the company’s charitable giving, philanthropy program partnerships and employee engagement strategy. Nneka also leads BET’s external stakeholder relationships with a focus on cultivating high impact relationships with government, NGO, corporate and media stakeholders. In addition, CSR communications strategy and works closely with Viacom’s Government Affairs and the Office of Global Inclusion divisions on stakeholder engagement strategies. Prior to BET Networks, she spent three years at The Kaiser Family Foundation as a Program Officer in the Communications and Strategic Partnerships division managing high impact partnerships with brand such as MTV, Viacom, NBA, and CBS across the US, Caribbean and Europe.
For the last decade and a half, she has been blazing trails in the social good and cause marketing sectors across industries including non-profit, agency, corporate and foundation environments. As a recognized leader in the space, she has received significant recognition for her work including: Cynopsis Social Good Awards, The Network Journal Magazine’s 2015 “40 Under Forty Achievers”, 2015 Women in Cable Television (WICT) Rising Leader and features in O, Oprah Magazine and Forbes.com. She also works closely with the leadership at GirlTrek and is a member of Civic Nation’s Creative Alliance.
Co-Founder of More Than Esquires Network (MTEN), membership organization for attorneys that are pursuing professions beyond the practice of law, Nneka holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and where she was honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award in 2016, an MPA from Bernard M. Baruch School of Public Affairs, and a B.S. from Boston University College of Communication