BLACK WOMEN IN MEDIA ’17

                    
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BLACK WOMEN IN MEDIA AWARDS CEREMONY IN NYC

 

WHO: BLACK WOMEN IN MEDIA
WHERE: Private Location, NY

WHEN: March 25, 2017

11am until 4pm

WHAT: Black Women In Media is a non-profit organization catered to the upliftment and empowerment of women in Media related fields. The organization focuses on bridging a gap between future media mavens as well as current pioneers and influencers. Through an online and social platform, as  well as a series of events, BWIM hopes to honor those who have paved the way, recognize those who are dominating in their respective fields, and create strong partnerships and relationships.

On March 25, 2017, BWIM will conduct an awards ceremony which will honor and recognize women who are brilliantly utilizing their platforms and have undeniably represented Black women in the media industry. Be it Broadcasting, Journalism, Communications, and Print, BWIM plans to highlight women in all of those areas.

EVENT ITINERARY:

11:00-12:00pm Press Pass |Networking | Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

12:00-3:00pm  Awards Ceremony | Entertainment | 3-Course Brunch

3:00-Until Q&A | Networking

Mistress  of Ceremonies

 

Lyndsay Christian– Media Personality & Producer


 

Meet Our Honorees

Sheryl Lee Ralph– Actress & History Making Broadway Performer

Valeisha Butterfield Jones– Head of Black Community Engagement for GOOGLE

 

Deja Vu– Radio Personality for 107.5 WBLS | Author | Life-Coach

Lauren Lake– Judge on Paternity Court TV & Centric TV’s “Queen Boss”

Jasmine Crowe– Founder of Black Celebrity Giving

Kela Walker– 5x Emmy Nominated TV Host & Producer

Nneka Onuorah– Producer & Director

Demetria Lucas D’Oyley– Media Personaily | Author | Relationship Expert

 

Lauren Maillian– Serial Entrepreneur | Co-Star of Oxygen’s “Quit Your Day Job”

 

Marie Antoinette “FREE” Wright– Media Personality | Producer | Philanthropist

 

Stefanie Brown James– Foudner of Brown Girls Lead | Strategist | Speaker

Miko Branch– Co-Founder of Miss Jessie’s | Author

 

Patrice Covington– Singer & Actress in The Color Purple

Lucinda Cross– Media Personality | Motivational Speaker | Best-Selling Author

Nicole Johnson– Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

Taylor Rooks– SportsNet New York Anchor & Reporter

Antoinette Clark– Vice President of Branded Entertainment & Media Innovation at CBS

Quan Lateef Hill– Producer & Filmmaker

Alison Desir– Founder of Harlem Run

Sponsors & Partners

   

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Black Women In Media is a platform created to recognize women of color who are innovators within the media realm. This initiative was also created as a platform for other Black women currently in the media industry to receive a wealth of information from those who have attained renowned success in their respective fields.

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FEATURE: Pynk Magazine

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Our indispensable, irrepressible, irreplaceable magazine is beautiful and packed with stories, services, and products for and about young multicultural women nationwide. Each issue of PYNK features captivating photos, informative how-to’s, sophisticated fashion at a variety of price points, as well as celebrity, style, beauty, career advice, shopping and more – all from a uniquely urban perspective. We encourage our readers to become more of who they really are instead of dictating who they should aspire to become. Our fresh conversational and familiar editorial voices inform, connect, inspire and entertain an audience of influencers from the millions of urban women 21- 34 in the U.S.

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FEATURE: Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts is anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Under her leadership, the broadcast has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning program.

When not traveling around the country or the world covering breaking news events, Roberts is at “GMA’s” studio in Times Square conducting interviews with a diverse group of newsmakers. Her headline-making interviews include: President Barack ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama; actor Sidney Poitier; basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on his battle with leukemia; and Lisa Niemi on the loss of her beloved husband, Patrick Swayze.

Roberts has also done extensive reporting around the globe. She traveled to the Middle East with former First Lady Laura Bush, who was on a mission to raise awareness about breast cancer in the Muslim world; to Africa with former President Bill Clinton for a first-hand look at the AIDS crisis in that part of the world; and to Mexico, where she scaled the Mayan Pyramids as part of “GMA’s” “The New 7 Wonders of the World series.

Roberts also broadcast live from inside the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta in October 2009. It was the first time television cameras were permitted inside the CDC’s special command center tracking the H1N1 “swine flu” virus.

In November 2009, Roberts hosted her first primetime special, “In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Bright Lights. Big Stars. All Access Nashville.” The special took Roberts to Nashville, where she interviewed some of country music’s biggest stars. She followed that with another primetime hour featuring an exclusive interview with Janet Jackson, the performer’s first since the death of her brother, Michael.

In February 2009, Roberts made her red carpet debut as co-host of the ABC Television Network’s Oscar pre-show, reporting live from the 81st annual Academy Awards with fashion expert Tim Gunn.

Roberts played an active role in ABC News’ coverage of the 2008 presidential race. She interviewed the candidates and a wide-range of political newsmakers for “GMA;” traveled to Des Moines, Iowa to moderate a town hall debate with then-candidate Hillary Clinton; and reported live from Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day. Roberts was the first journalist to interview President Barack Obama after he was sworn in as President. Roberts also traveled the country by train with the “GMA” team as part of the network’s ambitious “50 States in 50 Days” initiative in September 2008.

Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2007. Her courageous

and public battle has been recognized with awards and honors from organizations around the country, including: The Susan G. Komen Foundation; The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program; and Gilda’s Club, a non-profit organization founded by the late Joel Siegel.

In August 2005, Roberts found her personal and professional lives collide when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast – a part of the country Roberts called home for most of her life. In the days following, Roberts traveled to the hurricane zone and reported live amid the devastation of the storm. She also launched “GMA” Gets It Done,” a year-long effort to rebuild Roberts’ hometown of Pass Christian, Mississippi. Roberts has returned to the Gulf Coast numerous times in the ensuing years to update viewers on how residents and businesses in the region are recovering post-Katrina.

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