2016 The Women’s Room @ NAB

The Women’s Room @NAB Show
April 18, 2016
8am – 9am
Westgate Hotel

The National Association of Broadcasters annual conference in Las Vegas is one of the highlights of the year for many media industry professionals. Attendees joined us for a power breakfast to give their NAB experience a shot of espresso.

The AWM Women’s Room featured a light, healthy breakfast sponsored by Patrick Communications, professional headshots with hair and makeup provided by Canyon Ranch, a virtual reality experience from Discovery Communications and roundtable discussions with leaders in the industry!

Roundtable Discussions

  • Creating Professional Value (Caroline Beasley, Beasley Broadcast Group)
  • Reinventing Your Media Career (Jinny Laderer, vCreative Inc.)
  • Mapping Your Career Path (Adaora Otiji, NABEF)
  • Mentoring and Inspiring Women (Kay Olin, Olin & Associates)

Host Committee

The Host Committee is an elite group of individuals recognized for supporting AWM and the development of women at The AWM Women’s Room.


Heather Cohen, Executive Vice President, The Weiss Agency


Sarah Foss, Vice President, Product Management, Imagine Communications


Susie Hedrick, SVP, North American Sales, WideOrbit Inc.

Kathy Kirby

Kathleen Kirby, Chair, Media Practice

jinny laderer

Jinny Laderer, Co-Founder and President, vCreative

Maria Laing

Maria Laing-Smith, VP of Business Development, Mr.Master


Christine Merritt, President, Ohio Association of Broadcasters


Shayna Sharp, CEO, Regional Reps Corp

Josie Thomas

Josie Thomas, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation


Christine Travaglini, President Christal Radio/KRG Partnerships


Kristen Welch, Senior Vice President, Global Content Operations, Discovery Communications


Platinum Sponsors