CBC congratulates Susan Marjetti, Senior Managing Director of CBC Toronto and the Ontario Region, on her Black Business and Professionals Association (BBPA) award. The BBPA National Diversity Award is presented each year to an individual, community group, or organization, instrumental in championing diversity while showing a measurable impact.
The Black Business and Professionals Association is honoring Susan, April 12, at the Harry Jerome Awards, in Toronto. Congratulations came on Twitter:
Susan is one of 16 trailblazers who will be celebrated April 12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
Established in 1983, the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards celebrates excellence in achievement in the Black community. Award recipients are selected from among Canada-wide nominees recommended by business and professional colleagues, teachers, relatives and friends.
Winners of the Diversity Leadership award are selected by the BBPA Board of Directors and can be chosen from outside the African Canadian community.
In choosing Susan for the prestigious National Diversity Award, BBPA president Pauline Christian said they were "floored" by what Susan had done to make CBC Toronto more reflective of the diversity of the city.
She spoke to CBC recently about how Susan earned the award:
"Susan Marjetti is a passionate leader, and that leadership sets the tone for everything at CBC Toronto: The stories we tell. The events we create. The sponsorships we do. The people we hire", writes Emily Mills of CBC Toronto Communications.
Susan's vision is studied internationally by public broadcasters around the world.
In 2012 she was honored with Innoversity's inaugural "outstanding leadership award" for a lifetime achievement in bringing diverse voices and stories to media throughout her broadcast career, spanning more than 3 decades.
Susan credits a great team for CBC Toronto's unprecedented success in Canada's largest, most competitive media market.
Congratulations to Susan Marjetti and the CBC Toronto team !
Thank you to the BBPA and Harry Jerome Awards for this prestigious honor.