Join Sally Field, Angie Harmon, Giuliana Rancic and many more at the Gracies Gala!
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) will hold its 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 22, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Angela Kinsey, of the Emmy® Award-winning show "The Office," will serve as Host, and the list of confirmed celebrity attendees continues to grow. The Gracie Awards recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and digital media. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs. Premiere Network's Delilah, Loretta Devine of "Grey's Anatomy" and best-selling author and Food Network host Giada de Laurentiis are among those participating. More
Fox's Andrea Berry honored with Women in Technology Leadership Award
Andrea Berry, senior vice president of media services at Fox Networks Engineering and Operations, accepted TVNewsCheck's Women in Technology Leadership Award on Tuesday, April 17, at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Co-presented by the Alliance for Women in Media, the Women in Technology Leadership Award turns a spotlight on the accomplishments of women in media technology. It supports the NAB Education Foundation's Technology Apprenticeship Program, which attracts graduating engineers to broadcast technology careers. More
Under Armour woos women with social goal-setting
In its ongoing attempt to win over women at every step of their fitness journey, Under Armour is introducing a goal-setting Web site called "What's Beautiful." Involving Twitter and Facebook, the site is "a competition to redefine the female athlete," with an end result of three new "faces" for Under Armour, as well as seven brand ambassadors. More
Leadership moves at Prevention, Marie Claire and more
Sharon Tanenbaum joins DailyGlow.com as a beauty news editor. She moves from parent company Everyday Health, where she served as senior news editor. Rodale names Lori Burgess publisher of Prevention. Burgess joins the publication from The Hollywood Reporter, where she served as publisher.
FCC passes online political ad rule
The FCC will require that broadcasters post detailed information about campaigns' political ad buying online, after a majority of commissioners passed a move designed to boost transparency amid the bonanza of dollars flowing to TV stations. Stations already are required to give public access to the files, but the FCC's move will force stations to upload that information to a central FCC database. More
Groups protest Facebook, challenge its all-male board
Some of the biggest tech companies have women on their board of directors — Google currently has three women appointed and Apple has one. Will Facebook follow suit? There was a demonstration outside of Facebook's New York office recently to protest the social media giant's decision to appoint an all-white, all-male board ahead of its IPO. The group attempted to deliver a petition, signed by over 53,000 people, demanding women be added to the board. More
Women in media panel discuss gender gap, eliminating stereotypes
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Women have made a number of gains in breaking glass ceilings in the past few decades, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they still made less than 83 percent of what men made in 2011, and they still face many barriers in the workplace their male counterparts don't face. A panel of five women in media careers spoke to an Indiana University audience about the role of women in the media and the hurdles they have to overcome to prove themselves. More
More women are primed to land CEO roles
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Companies are grooming more women for the corner office. With a growing pool of highly qualified women and intensified investor pressure on boards to diversify corporate management teams, companies "are hiring more high-potential women who could be CEO," says Judith von Seldeneck, head of Diversified Search, a Philadelphia executive-recruitment firm. More
Scholarship deadline extended through May 2
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund are looking to identify two promising female undergraduate or graduate students to provide future journalistic content for AWM. The two students chosen are required to attend AWM's Gracie Awards Luncheon on May 23, in Los Angeles, where they will be presented with their scholarships. The "Emerging Voices" Scholarship program consists of two $2,500 scholarships, made payable directly to each student's educational institute in the name of Ford Motor Company Fund. In addition to the application materials, students must submit two writing samples as specified. The winning students will provide journalistic content for AWM's website based on assigned topics or prompts. The new deadline is Wednesday, May 2.
Gracies hotel block ends on May 2
If you are attending the Gracies Gala, don't miss out on your opportunity to stay at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel — where the Gala will be held on May 22! The Gracies rate will only be offered through May 2. The Beverly Hilton has combined the excitement of Hollywood with the elegance of Beverly Hills for more than 50 years. With the completion of a $80 million renovation, the Beverly Hilton emerges as a beacon of modern luxury. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the best that Beverly Hills has to offer or explore the riches of the rest of the Los Angeles region, The Beverly Hilton is the ideal location.
AWM launches new Career Center; free resume uploads for job seekers
The Alliance for Women in Media is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new AWM Career Center. Both members and nonmembers can use the AWM Career center to reach qualified candidates. Employers can post jobs online, search for qualified candidates based on specific job criteria and create an online resume agent to email qualified candidates daily. They also benefit from online reporting that provides job activity statistics. For job seekers, AWM Career Center is a free service that provides access to employers and jobs in the media industry. In addition to posting their resumes, job seekers can browse and view available jobs based on their criteria and save those jobs for later review if they choose. Job seekers can also create a search agent to provide email notifications of jobs that match their criteria. More