Lori Hawkins

February, 2018

Press Release, Uncategorized

Gracie Awards Garner Record Number of Entries | AWM/F Announce New Boards

February 5, 2018 (New York City/Los Angeles) The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has announced that the 2018 call for entries for the annual Gracie Awards was the most successful in the program’s history.

The Gracies are the largest fundraising event by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AWM that supports educational programs, charitable activities and scholarships to benefit women in media. The milestone comes as AWM and its Foundation (AWMF) announce their 2018 National Board of Directors. New to the AWM Board are Joyce Fitch, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., and Diane Schwartz, SVP and group publisher, Media Communications Group, Access Intelligence

“It is exciting to see so many outstanding programs and performances entered for the 2018 Gracie Awards,” said incoming AWM/AWF Chair Christine Travaglini, president, Christal Radio, New York, N.Y. “The ability to recognize the role of women in such extraordinary content is important now, more than ever.”

Chairperson-elect of AWM/F is Keisha Sutton-James, vice president, Inner City Broadcasting Corp., New York, N.Y.  Heather Cohen, executive vice president, The Weiss Agency, New York, N.Y., will serve as treasurer, while Sarah Foss, chief product officer, advertising management systems, Imagine Communications, New York, N.Y., will serve as AWM/F past chair.

The following individuals will serve as Directors at Large of AWM: Christina Barlowe Villano, vice president, strategic initiatives, Charter Communications, New York, N.Y.; Kelly DeLace Perdomo, vice president, content, sports, entertainment, and partnership marketing, SiriusXM, New York, N.Y.; Joyce Fitch, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.; Susie Hedrick, SVP, North American sales, Wide Orbit, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.; Jinny Laderer, president, vCreative, Babson Park, Fla.; Meg LaVigne, president of television, Litton Entertainment, Charleston, S.C.; Laura Martinez, senior director, affiliate sales, Westwood One/Dial Global, Washington, D.C.; Alison Rudnick, vice president, communications, HLN, New York, N.Y.; Diane Schwartz, SVP and group publisher, media communications group, Access Intelligence; Josie Thomas, executive vice president, chief diversity and inclusion officer, CBS Corporation, New York, N.Y.; and Gayle Trotter, president, American Women’s Alliance, Washington, D.C.

The following individuals will serve as Directors at Large of AWMF: Karla Ballard Williams, founder, YING, Los Angeles, Calif.; Valerie Blackburn, project manager, Entercom Communications, NY, N.Y.; Anne Cowan, senior vice president, communications and marketing, CTAM, Washington, D.C.; Annie Howell, co-founder and managing partner, The Punch Point Group, Washington, D.C.; Christine McLaughlin, of counsel, Sciarrino & Shubert, PLLC, Washington, D.C.; Deborah Parenti, publisher, RadioInk, RBR and TVBR, Boynton Beach, Fla.; Rob Stoddard, SVP program network policy, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Washington, D.C.; and Kristen Welch, chief financial officer, Illustrative Mathetmatics, Washington, D.C.

The 43rd Annual Gracie Awards Gala will take place May 22, 2018, at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel, and the Gracie Awards Luncheon will be held June 27, 2018, in New York City at Cipriani 42nd Street.

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, cable and interactive media. Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets. Please visit http://allwomeninmedia.org/gracies/ for more information about the Gracie Awards, and to apply to participate as a judge.

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About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media connects, recognizes and inspires women across the media industry. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1951 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

 

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: In 1960, the Alliance for Women in Media became the first professional broadcasting organization to establish an educational foundation. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, honoring exemplary programming created by, for or about women and individual achievement. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. For the latest news on the Gracies, follow The Gracies on Twitter and Facebook. For more information about the Gracie Awards and to submit your entries, please visit www.allwomeninmedia.org/gracies.

 

 

 

 

Lori Hawkins

September, 2017

Press Release

Alliance for Women in Media Announces 2017 Women Who Lead Honorees

September 27, 2017 (New York City) – The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) has announced the 2017 honorees for its upcoming Women Who Lead luncheon program. The annual event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis, New York City.

The event recognizes and celebrates women who have had a significant impact on the media industry, as trailblazers and extraordinary leaders in their chosen field. This year, AWM will honor the following Women Who Lead (in alphabetical order):

• Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Broadcast Group
• Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer, Refinery29
• Kathleen Finch, Chief Programming, Content & Brand Officer, Scripps Networks
• Susan Swain, co-CEO, C-SPAN
• Julie Talbott, President, Premiere Networks

“The Alliance for Women in Media has great roots in the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT), and the Gracies,” says Geraldine “Gerry” Laybourne, respected media entrepreneur and keynote speaker for the event. “I am so honored to be asked to keynote the Women Who Lead luncheon. There is no more important time in our history for women in media to be true leaders and no mission more personally important to me. ”

Gerry is perhaps best known for leading the team that brought success to Nickelodeon in the 1980s and 90s, and for her role as co-founder of Oxygen Media. She also served as president of Disney-ABC Cable Networks. In more recent years, she has lent her experience and wisdom as a leader and member of several prominent industry and corporate boards.

“As part of our commitment to support women in their many roles across the media industry, the Alliance for Women in Media is pleased to showcase the amazing achievements of these female executives and shine a bright light on each of their incredible accomplishments, professional dedication and lasting impact on the industry,” says Sarah Foss, AWM chair and chief product officer, Advertising Management Systems, Imagine Communications. “Women Who Lead provides an opportunity for AWM to recognize progress and advancements across the industry by talented leaders. These leaders also happen to be women—and as we honor them, we hope to empower and encourage all women to strive for success.”

Tickets for the Women Who Lead luncheon are available at $149 for AWM members and $199 for non-members. A special $79 student rate is available for undergraduate students with proof of enrollment. Qualifying students may also apply for a complimentary ticket made possible through Women Who Lead program sponsors, which include Ford, CBS Corporation, Katz Media Group, NCTA, vCreative and WideOrbit.

For table sales with premium seating or additional information on available sponsorships, contact Alliance for Women in Media executive director Becky Brooks at becky.brooks@allwomeninmedia.org or 859.226.4240.

For more information or to reserve your seat, visit Women Who Lead.

Alliance for Women in Media

February, 2017

Press Release

Alliance for Women in Media, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Board of Directors Inducted

2017 Gracie Awards Chairs Announced

February 16, 2017, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation (AWM/F) are proud to announce its 2017 National Boards of Directors. Sarah Foss, Chief Product Officer, Advertising Management Systems, Imagine Communications, NY, N.Y., will serve as Chairperson for both organizations.

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Alliance for Women in Media

November, 2016

Press Release

Alliance for Women in Media Honors Seven Female Leaders at Women Who Lead Event

 

November 17, 2016 (New York City) – The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) hosted the Women Who Lead event Tuesday to a crowd at 10 on the Park in New York City. Keynote speaker Madonna Badger shared her personal story and introduced the room to her mission of #WomenNotObjects.

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Alliance for Women in Media

September, 2016

Press Release

Honorees Announced for the Alliance for Women in Media Women Who Lead Luncheon

September 15, 2016 (New York City) – The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce its honorees for the upcoming Women Who Lead luncheon.  The event will take place on November 15, 2016 at 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center in New York City. The recognition and educational luncheon will celebrate women who have blazed trails and who are making significant impact in the media industry. As previously announced, Madonna Badger, Chief Creative Officer at Badger & Winters, will serve as keynote.

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Alliance for Women in Media

September, 2016

Press Release

Madonna Badger to Keynote the Alliance for Women in Media Women Who Lead Luncheon

September 8, 2016 (New York City) – The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce that Madonna Badger, Chief Creative Officer at Badger & Winters, will serve as keynote at the Women Who Lead Luncheon November 15, 2016 at 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center in New York City.

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Kristen Welch

August, 2016

Press Release

Alliance for Women in Media to Host Women Who Lead Awards Luncheon

Alliance for Women in Media to Host Women Who Lead Awards Luncheon

August 25, 2016 (New York City) – The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce the Women Who Lead Awards luncheon where female influencers and leaders in the media industry will be honored. The event will take place on November 15, 2016 at 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center in New York City.  This year’s format will include an awards program and a keynote speaker.

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The Gracies

June, 2016

Press Release

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Presented the 41st Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon at Cipriani on 42nd

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Presented the 41st Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon at Cipriani on 42nd

NEW YORK, June 21, 2016 – Today the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation handed out the 41st Annual Gracie Awards at a luncheon at Cipriani on 42nd in New York City. Host Robin Meade led the program alongside presenters Beverly Bond, Emme, Erica Hill and Ginger Zee. The Gracie Awards were presented to honorees which were previously announced on March 21, 2016 (view full list of honorees here) in recognition of their successes in the media industry.Read More

The Gracies

May, 2016

Press Release

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Presented the 41st Annual Gracie Awards to a Full House at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2016 – Last night The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation handed out the 41st Annual Gracie Awards to a packed house at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. First-time host Marika Domińczyk led the show like a veteran eliciting laughs from the audience and keeping them engaged. The Gracie Awards were presented to honorees which were previously announced on March 21, 2016 (view full list of honorees here) in recognition of their successes in the media industry.

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The Gracies

May, 2016

Press Release

Marika Domińczyk Tapped to Host The 41st Annual Gracies Awards; Grammy Award-Nominee Andra Day Set to Perform

Appearances by Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, Angela Bassett, Mindy Kalling, Kathie Lee Gifford, Ali Landry, Danica McKellar, 2016 Gracies Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Lynda Carter, and more.

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2016 – Marika Domińczyk will host the 41st Annual Gracie Awards Gala and Grammy Award-nominee Andra Day will perform her hit “Rise Up” on May 24 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced today. The Gracie Awards honor outstanding individual achievement and programming by, for and about women.

Additional attendees include Allison Janney, Angela Bassett, Mindy Kaling, Kathie Lee Gifford, Ali Landry, Danica McKellar, Kerri Kasem, Aunjanue Ellis, 2016 Gracies Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Lynda Carter, Maureen “Mo” Langan, Yara Shahidi, Laura Ling, Jennifer Holmes, Kelly McEvers, Michaeleen Doucleff, Jane Greenhalgh, Jai McVay, Amy Lawrence, Kristine Leahy, Cooper Lawrence, Vikki Ziegler-Payne, Eleanor Kagen, Liz Watson, Jenna Weis Berman, Meredith Ochs, Natalie Morales, Jaclyn Levin, Rachel DeLima, Melia Patria, Krissy Clark, Marcia Biggs, Lizzie O’Leary, Stephanie Laing, Elaina D. Smith and Beverly Bond.
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