Hear What Members of the Alliance for Women in Media Have to Say

Why are organizations such as AWM important today?

“As a woman in a male-dominated role, it is vital to connect with other women who understand the associated nuances. Sharing a laugh or an understanding moment can make all the difference in frustrating situations. Not only can you connect with more women in media through AWM, having the mindset of women looking out for one another is truly valuable.” 

Mackenzie Stock, Photojournalist, KGO/ABC7 San Francisco

“AWM and organizations like this are so important as a resource, education, and comradery for the community of women in media. Especially because although we are making strides, we still have a long way to go to get women the public recognition, respect, fair pay, and equal rights we deserve.”

Angela Megrey, VP Social Media, Crown Media Family Networks

“Organizations like the Alliance for Women in Media are important today because the efforts and initiatives provided help balance the scales of opportunity for women in a competitive, crowded and often inequitable environment.” 

Monica Neal, VP Equity and Inclusion Communications and Marketing, WarnerMedia

What Inspired You to Become a Member of AWM:

“I learned about AWM when I was in college as I was awarded a scholarship through the NYC Affiliate my junior year. I joined as an honorary board member and found the programming so valuable that I have been a member of the organization for the past ~7 years. I love that the organization differentiates itself through its emphasis on dialogue and participation during intimate events.”

Emily Eldredge, Business Development Manager, Microsoft

“I became a member over 10 years ago after a friend asked me to be on a committee. I loved being part of something that was bigger than my day-to-day job and allowed me to work with other media professionals that I wouldn’t normally have met.”

Kelley Rodriguez, VP of Media, Love Advertising

“I like many, am the only female in my department and I wanted to look out into the industry to find more women with stories like mine. The Alliance for Women in Media has given me a support network, access to mentors, as well as new friends. I have been lucky to get involved in Gracie judging as well as New Member initiatives to become more integrated in the organization.”

Morgan Weinbrecht Thomas, Associate Director, Turner Sports

I was “all in” on the Alliance for Women in Media after attending the June 2019 Gracies Luncheon in New York City.  It was an incredible event – the very best of the best being honored for outstanding work by, for and about women.  I was impressed by the caliber of presenters, performers AND Gracies recipients. I returned to California with a deep appreciation for AWM  – and, I was excited to become a member. Now, as a member, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in rewarding and enriching activities – including virtual Gracie Interview Series and Gracies judging.

Jennifer Seelig, Director of News and Programming, KCBS Radio Entercom