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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Lauren Victoria Burke

Lauren Victoria Burke writes about Congress and politics from Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  This blog was created to put attention on important issues that generally don’t get much press coverage.  Ms. Burke is the Managing Editor of POLITIC365.COM and owns a photo wire service WDCPIX.COM. Her first job in journalism was as a personal assistant to Cokie Roberts at ABC News.  Ms. Burke was also a staffer on Capitol Hill at the Democratic Policy Committee and has also worked for USA Today.com, The Washington Post, The Hill and Associated Press. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. in She’s covered a bunch of campaigns including President Obama’s historic run for the White House from which she produced a 280-page photography book.  She likes to drive.  She was born in the Bronx.  She has tons of cops in her fam. She loves Sam Cooke. 

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BWIM: Panel & Awards Ceremony Recap

 

 

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On March 29th, 2014 Black Women In Media held its inaugural Panel & Awards Ceremony at Le Skyroom located in the French Alliance Institute Francaise in NYC. Black Women In Media, an organization catered to creating a platform in celebrating Black women in all facets of the media realm, boldly and successfully created a thought-provoking, eye-opening, and enlightening experience this past Saturday.

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The event began with a networking portion sponsored by Birthday Cake Wines, Sweets by Alize, & Trust In Us Catering.The who’s who of black women in media joined BWIM and engaged in building beneficial and sustaining relationships. As guests enjoyed neo soul classics, built beneficial relationships, as our caterers passed Hors D’ouevres and wine.

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Our Mistresses of Ceremony, Africa Miranda of Bravo’s The New Atlanta, and host of Uptown Magazine’s Uptown Unplugged: Uptown Studios, Ashlei Stevens began the event in high spirits by greeting guests and welcoming them to their inaugural panel and awards ceremony created by BWIM. Shortly after, they introduced the CEO & Founder Judith Jacques. A young woman who has many other powerful entities under her brand such as Black Culinary Expo, Black Celebration Awards, and BLACK STREET to name a few. Judith quickly greeted her guests and gave a short overview as to why she decided to create Black Women In Media among her other brands, stating,

 

 

 

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“I would hear others murmur about the imperfections within our community while idly watching.  Although I never stated those exact words, but the thoughts did come across my mind. I had to ask myself– What am I doing to change my community for the better?”

Hence, the creation of the powerful organization which is receiving much and deserved attention today, BWIM.

 

Following her greetings, the event delved right into the first panel, Mass Communications which entailed moderator Africa Miranda, MSNBC Political Commentator Esther Armah, NULYP President Brandi Richard, Fixer & Co-Founder of 135th Street Agency Shante Bacon, and Ashlei Stevens. The discussion for the panel included perfecting ones craft, building your network and how Shante Bacon so eloquently put it,

 

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The next panel presented was the Beauty/Health & Wellness Panel. The panelist included moderator Africa Miranda, OWN’s Love In the City Co-Star Bershan Shaw, Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist Julia Jovone, Creator of the First Full Figured Fitness Phenomenon Anowa Adjah, Health & Sustainable Living Expert Yoli Ouiya, and Stylist & Style Blogger Joy Adaeze. Each woman provided healthy and proper alternatives to attaining the best you possible while living a healthier lifestyle.

In between panels, BWIM awarded each participating panelist including the mistresses of ceremony. Each received a note worthy introduction and were presented with an engraved crystal award.

 

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The event went into an intermission sponsored by MYX Moscato, entitled: MYX & Mingle. “VIP” ticket holders had the opportunity to mingle and converse with honorees, panelists and other phenomenal and elite women who joined BWIM on Saturday. During the intermission, guests enjoyed once again Hors D’ouevres prepared by Trust In Us Catering, chocolate covered strawberries by Sweets by Alize, and drinks by Myx Moscato, and Birthday Cake Wines.

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During the MYX & Mingle portion, the beautiful and talented ESNAVI gave a breathtaking and phenomenal performance for our guests. Right after the performance, the Mistresses of Ceremony encourages all guests to find their seats as the panels continue.

The next panel to go up was the Pioneer Panel with moderator Africa Miranda, MSNBC commentator Esther Armah, legendary Journalist Flo Anthony, New York 1 News Anchor Cheryl Wills, & OWN’s Love In the City Co-Star Bershan Shaw held a dynamic discussion at staying relevant, not overlooking up and coming entrepreneurs, and the meaning and sacrifice of being one. Cheryl Wills stated,

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“Never overlook up and coming entrepreneurs” and “The same bridge that brought you up can bring you down.”

 

Flo Anthony also stated, “Entrepreneur= Entre-Poor-Neur” the real meaning to entrepreneurship; its struggle to attain a desired level of success.

 

Finally, the last panel TV & Lifestyle with moderator Ashlei Stevens, Bravo’s Blood Sweat & Heels Geneva S. Thomas, CBS Survivor Runner Up Sabrina Thompson, Bravo’s The New Atlanta Africa Miranda, 7x’s Essence Magazine Bestseller Tiphani Montgomery, and Lifestyle Expert Neffi Walker. This panel contained a heated debate as to whether women who are public figures should represent all Black women. Guests, and panelists/honorees, all participated in the topic of Black women, their responsibility to represent Black women as a whole, and their current lifestyle.

Throughout the entirety of the event, audience members as well as viewers from home viewing via Live-Stream; powered by WorldCast Inc., asked the panelist and honorees a series of questions. In return, each panelist provided a wealth of information in response to each question.

To conclude, Founder, Judith Jacques gave her final remarks, thanked everyone who participated and encouraged them to look forward to future events. BWIM accomplished putting together a dynamic and rewarding experience for their guests and all of its participants. Everyone walked away feeling encouraged, enlightened, and eager to venture off to their new projects. It is safe to say that Black Women In Media is rapidly becoming the source of new inspiration to all Black women!

Celebrity Painter & 3D Artist S. Whittaker debuted some of her pieces including pieces from her new line: DSC_3785WOMAN at the Black Women In Media panel & Awards Ceremony.  The pieces were absolutely breathtaking. Other partners and sponsors included NABJ, NULYP, Dynamic Endeavors, Wild Spirit Hair Products, & Doris New York Hair Products.

Photos courtesy of Kissing Lions Public Relations

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