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

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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: Courtney Connley

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Hi! I’m Courtney, the mentor in your head with a sweet spot for storytelling and helping millennials win in the workplace and at life.

After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in journalism, I, like most DMV natives, landed a comfortable job with the government to help me start on this crazy yet exciting journey of adulthood. After 365 days of freelancing on the side, applying to countless media jobs, feeling uninspired and itching for more in life, I left my “good government job” for my first editorial position in NY. While my journey thus far has been full of hard work, sweat, tears, prayer, and even rejection, I wouldn’t trade it in for the world. (Ok, well maybe the rejection part, but hey there is a lesson to be learned in every setback. )

I don’t promise to have all the answers for you, but I do promise to offer honest advice about what has and hasn’t worked for me. My hope is that the stories I share about my personal career/life, as well as tidbits from the awesome people I interview and meet will inspire someone to dream big, take risks and have faith.

 

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Feature: Victoria Coker

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Victoria Coker whom owns  ClredContent aims to become the premier source for quality black web series. The platform was created to amplify the voices of black media creators by showcasing narratives from a variety of genres, including: comedy, romance, and action. We believe that by creating a place for black people to share their stories the community will be empowered. ClredContent.com is a part of the CLRED Media, Inc.

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Stephanie Ready Becomes First Full-Time Female NBA Analyst

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FOX Sports Southeast has announced that Stephanie Ready will be moving from sideline reporter for the Charlotte Hornets to game analyst, alongside Dell Curry and Eric Collins. While other women, including Ann Meyers and Nancy Lieberman, have served as occasional analysts for the NBA, Ready will be the league’s first full-time female analyst.

“I am thrilled – I’m over the moon with excitement,” she tells NBA.com. “When I was a coach and considered getting into television, this was the job that I wanted. This was the reason that I got into sports broadcasting, because I wanted to be a game analyst.”

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Ready grew up in the suburbs of Maryland and attended Coppin State University in Baltimore, where she played on the women’s basketball team and later helped with recruiting and coaching for the men’s team. Afterwards, she moved to the NBA Development League and worked as an assistant coach for the Greenville Groove in South Carolina, until the team folded.

After doing a bit of broadcasting and sending her tapes to ESPN, Ready received a call to broadcast for women’s sports. That work led her to eventually get into men’s sports and link with Bob Johnson’s new team in Charlotte, to do local reporting there. Working as a sideline reporter and host of Hornets Live, this will be Ready’s 12th season with Charlotte, except this time she will have a full-time seat at the analyst booth.

“Even though I’ve done it all these years – some college games and some NBA games on a fill-in basis – this will be the first time I get to focus primarily on the job that I love the most in television. I couldn’t be more excited,” she said.

 

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MICHELLE OBAMA- FLOTUS

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Of course our very first feature would be the First Lady of the United States of America! She is the epitome of brilliance. She has in so many ways represented Black women all over the world. Not Just the United States. We take for granted here in this free country the platform that is given to us. This is why we began this organization; to applaud those who have responsibly and boldly taken the reigns to represent Black women today. Many people say they aren’t attempting to be role models, once you take ANY media related role… that’s exactly what you’ll be… good or bad.

I digress…

Michelle Obama is not twiddling her thumbs at the white house and basking in the “Madame President” title. Contrary, she has aggressively and steadily made changes in our country to date. A chicago native, and a product of Public Schooling, Michelle Obama studied Sociology and African American studies at Princeton University. She later on received a law degree from Harvard University. She then joined Chicago law firm Sidely & Austin where she met our now President, Barack Obama.

This woman is SO impressive and admirable! Here is a list of some of her most notable work until now!

  1. She served as assistant commissioner of planning and development in Chicago’s City Hall
  2. The  founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies
  3. Associate Dean of Student Services for the University of Chicago
  4. Vice President of Community and External Affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center
  5. In 2010 launched Let’s Move! Campaign

  6. FLOTUS and Dr. Jill Biden together launched the Joining Forces initiative.

We know this list doesn’t do her justice, however worth mentioning. Michelle has worked diligently to end obesity in children and the importance of Higher Education. As if she wasn’t cool enough, she is radiant in her fashionable taste! She also can bust a move! I LOVE IT.

Michelle is our #1 Black Woman In Media!

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