The Women’s Media Center 2011 Women’s Media Awards on November 30 in New York City
Women’s Media Center 2011 Women’s Media Awards Honorees are CNN Anchor & Special Correspondent Soledad O’Brien; CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent & 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan; Chairman & CEO of Frontier Communications Maggie Wilderotter; Yanique Richards of The Howard University Association of Black Journalists, and the 2011 Women’s Media Center Social Media Award honoree who will be announced at the event – 27 distinguished journalists, bloggers, and tweeters are award nominees.
Women’s Media Center Founders Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan & Gloria Steinem will attend the Awards
WHAT: The Women’s Media Center 2011 Women’s Media Awards
WHEN: Wednesday, November 30
6:00 p.m. – Red Carpet Arrivals & VIP Reception – (Please note that Press Check-In is no later than 5:40 p.m. RSVP required. See below.)
6:30p.m. – Cocktail reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner and awards ceremony
Tribeca 360, New York City
10 Desbrosses Street
New York, New York
WHO: (List in Formation):
· Wanda Sykes, Four-time Emmy Winner & Host for The 2011 Women’s Media Awards.
· Jane Fonda, Academy Award-Winning Actress, NY Times Best-Selling Author, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Activist & Co-Founder of Women’s Media Center.
· Gloria Steinem, Writer, Lecturer, Editor, Feminist Activist, & Co-Founder Women’s Media Center.
· Soledad O’Brien, Honoree – CNN Journalist, and Author of Latino In America .
· Lara Logan, Honoree – Television/Radio Journalist and War Correspondent for CBS 60 Minutes.
· Maggie Wilderotter, Honoree -Chairman & CEO of Frontier Communications, will receive the Business Media Award.
· Yanique Richards, Honoree –Howard University Association of Black Journalists, will receive the Carol Jenkins Young Journalists Award.
· Arianna Huffington, President and editor-in-chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group.
· Cathleen Black – Former Chairman of Hearst Magazines, Former Chancellor of New York City Schools.
· Carol Jenkins, Author, Former WNBC Anchor, ex-President of The Women’s Media Center/The Huffington Post.
· Loreen Arbus, First women to head up programming at a major U.S. Network/Disability Rights Activist/Producer/Founder & Chair of “Women Who Care.”
· Geraldine Laybourne, Founder, Chairmen, Chief Executive Editor Oxygen Network for Women.
· Abigail Disney, Founder & President of The Daphne Foundation and former chair of the New York Women’s Foundation.
· Jodie Evans, Co-founder of CODEPINK/Peace, Environmentalist, Women’s Rights & Social Justice Activist.
· Sheila Nevins, President of Documentary and Family Programming for HBO and Cinemax.
· Donna Deitch, Award winning Film and Television Director.
· Robin Morgan, Co-Founder Women’s Media Center & Award-Winning Poet, Novelist, Political Theorist, Feminist Activist, Journalist, Editor, and Best-Selling author.
· Lauren Embrey, Philanthropist/Film Producer & Lauren Embrey is CEO and president of the Embrey Family Foundation and CEO of Embrey Interests, Ltd.
· Ursula Burns, Chairwoman and CEO of Xerox. She is the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 Company.
· Jewelle Bickford, Senior Strategist at GenSpring Family Offices.
· Margaret Brennan, Anchor and Reporter, Bloomberg News Television.
About the Women’s Media Center:
The Women’s Media Center was founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media. This is accomplished by promoting women as subjects and decision-makers within the media, training women and girls so they are media-ready and media–savvy, monitoring and exposing sexism in the media, and creating innovative new media and original content. The Women’s Media Center is directly engaged with the media at all levels to ensure that a diverse group of women are present in the newsrooms, on air, in print and online, as sources and subjects.
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