Sharif Drinkard Khadijah 2018
Milken Scholar 1989
Scholar Profile

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard



Khadijah is Vice President, Associate General Counsel, of Viacom. She has been at Viacom since February of 2015. Khadijah previously led the New York office of Business and Legal Affairs of BET Networks where she served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel. She received her law degree from Fordham University in 1997 and is an alum of Columbia University as well. Khadijah wrote a chapter on her life for a book entitled, "Living Islam Out Loud," which was published by Beacon Press in 2005. The book honors American Muslim women under 40.

High school:  A. Philip Randolph Campus High School


College Year Degree
Columbia University
New York, NY
1993 B.A. Political Science
Fordham University
New York, NY
1997 J.D. Law

News and Highlights

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard (MS '89)

All-Star Alum: Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, MS '89 is changing things up in the Entertainment Industry. Leveraging her role as VP, Associate General Counsel for Viacom Media Networks and BET Networks, Khadijah is working to reduce misogyny, promote diversity, and highlight people of color to inspire the next generation. Her accomplishments were highlighted in Columbia's College Today Alumni Newsletter

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard (MS '89)

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, MS '89 was honored to receive the Muslim Bar Association of New York's Corporate Counsel of the Year Award at the New York Hilton Hotel on May 10th. She was joined by a wonderful group of family, friends, and colleagues from Viacom. Congratulations Khadijah!

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard (MS '89)

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard was featured in Columbia's College Today Alumni Newsletter. Khadijah is the VP, associate general counsel for Viacom Media Networks and BET Networks.