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.

“Madonna’s agency is at the forefront of ending the objectification of women through the #WomenNotObjects campaign, a cause AWM firmly supports,” said Kristen Welch, AWM Chair and SVP, Global Content Operations at Discovery Communications. “Madonna’s address will surely inspire, encourage and inform us about the positive impact and responsibility we each have as women in all forms of media.”

“I am honored to speak at the AWM Women Who Lead Luncheon,” stated Badger. “These are the opportunities for women to have conversations about being fearless and confident. Creating the #WomenNotObjects campaign was a way to honor my family and realize the purpose and influence my company could have.”

Badger founded the agency at age 29. In 2009, she partnered with Jim Winters, who led marketing at Vogue and is an expert on women’s brands. Prior to founding Badger & Winters, Madonna worked at Calvin Klein where she created campaigns for Mark Wahlberg and Kate Moss and launched CK One. Badger, named one of Advertising Age’s 2016 Women to Watch, has been featured in Vogue and WWD and was named one of Daily Variety’s The Gotham 50, Crain’s Forty under Forty and Glamour’s Women Who Took Big Risks – And Reaped Big Rewards. Badger and her agency recently announced that they would no longer create imagery that objectifies women through the #WomenNotObjects campaign.

Tickets are available for AWM members at a rate of $149 and for non-members at a rate of $199. A special student rate of $79 is available for undergraduate students with proof of enrollment. Students may also apply to be sponsored to attend through donations from attendees.

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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.