Alliance for Women in Media Announce Women with Solutions Award Honorees

The Alliance for Women in Media is pleased to announce the Women with Solutions: STEM Leadership in Media award honorees. The latest in AWM’s Women Award Series, Women with Solutions will recognize women whose leadership on-camera and in the board room has increased awareness and access to science, technology, engineering and math, especially to girls and young women.

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McLean, VA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

The Alliance for Women in Media is pleased to announce the Women with Solutions: STEM Leadership in Media award honorees. The latest in AWM’s Women Award Series, Women with Solutions will recognize women whose leadership on-camera and in the board room has increased awareness and access to science, technology, engineering and math, especially to girls and young women. The honorees will be recognized during an exclusive event on October 28, 2014, at the Yale Club of New York City.

“America’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to our innovative capacity and global competitiveness,” said Kay Olin, AWM Chair. “Yet, women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders. AWM hopes recognition of the amazing work these honorees have accomplished will raise awareness and encourage more women to pursue careers in the STEM fields through education, leadership and content creation.”

Women working in a diverse range of media-related areas – including programming, technology, engineering, finance, digital and content creation – will be honored for their accomplishments, influence and innovation as STEM leaders. AWM’s Women with Solutions are (in alphabetical order):

  •     Nomi Bergman, President, Bright House Networks
  •     Andrea Berry, Senior Vice President, Media Services, Fox Networks Engineering and Operations
  •     Kari Byron, Host, Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters
  •     Kelli Campbell, Senior Vice President, Discovery Education
  •     Marian Croak, Senior Vice President, AT&T Labs
  •     Deb Esayian, Chief Revenue Officer, Marketron Broadcast Solutions
  •     Lisa Gelobter, Interim Head of Digital, BET Networks
  •     Lisa Hsia, Executive Vice President, Bravo Digital Media, NBCUniversal
  •     Bridget Neville, Vice President and General Manager of Satellite Engineering and Operations, Sirius XM Radio
  •     Indra Petersons, Weather Anchor and Meteorologist, CNN
  •     Radha Subramanyam, EVP, Insights, Research and Analytics, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
  •     Renu Thomas, Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations, Disney/ABC Networks Group

“AWM is proud to recognize woman who are making a difference for future generations by showing girls, through various media channels, that a career in STEM is not only possible for them, but also a desirable career path,” said Michelle Duke, AWM Foundation Director. “I’m looking forward to a high energy event full of idea sharing and inspiration.”

Sponsored tables are available by contacting the Alliance for Women in Media at 703-506-3290.

For more information, visit http://www.allwomeninmedia.org.

About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 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.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation also supports Empowering America®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.