Women, Leadership & Taking Risks

How many times have you thought to yourself, “I’m not qualified for a job!" or "I just need more time to become more X before asking for a promotion"? While these behaviors seem sensible and professional, they hinder career advancement. Women, who outnumber men when it comes to entering the workforce, often see their careers lag behind within 5-6 years.

Join the conversation and interactive workshop where we'll discuss risks we've taken, how to define a "smart" risk, and why women need to face their fears and re-frame risk as an opportunity to succeed.

ModeratorKaryn Detje: Founder & CEO, FABRIC



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Women Who Lead
The recognition and educational luncheon celebrating women who have blazed
trails and who are making significant impact in the media industry.


Keynote Speaker  Madonna Badger,Chief Creative Officer at Badger & Winters post luncheon interview with AWM NYC Affiliate Team

Honorees include:
Jennifer Caserta, President at IFC
Abby Greensfelder, Co-CEO and Executive Producer at Half Yard Productions
Kim Guthrie, Executive Vice President of Cox Media Group and President of Cox Reps
Catherine L. Hughes, Chairperson and Founder of Radio One, Inc.
Paula A. Kerger, President and Chief Executive Officer of PBS
Karen Leever, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Digital Media of Discovery
Ellen Levine, Editorial Director of Hearst Magazines

Future Media Leader Scholar

Rae Keyser/Marymount Manhattan College

Rae, who is currently studying Communications and Graphic Design, was awarded her scholarship on October 4, 2016.
Her passion for art and media has led her pursue a career in advertising and design.
She has crafted her creative strengths by working multiple different internship positions at companies such as Atlantic Records, Sony Music
Entertainment, The String Theory, among others. Rae believes that through unique design and
film solutions she can produce content that is appealing on a mass scale for advertisers.
Congratulations to Rae and we welcome her to the Alliance for Women in Media, NYC Affiliate.


Enhancing Careers in Broadcasting, Cable & Digital Media

The Alliance for Women in Media, NYC Affiliate is a professional organization dedicated to women in the field of media in the Greater New York area with an emphasis on peer-to-peer experiences. Through unique events and programming, AWMNYC provides its members the opportunity to make connections both personal and professional who inspire as well as educate. We welcome members that are interested in making authentic connections, sharing their experiences and have a desire to develop themselves professionally.

AWMNYC not only educates, inspires and develops top shelf professionals, but fosters strong business connections and relationships which translate into business opportunities for their employers and their clients. AWMNYC can assist you in your personal and professional development by providing relevant and meaningful relationships and experience for professional women in media.  Join today for the member price of $50 and enjoy discounts to events and invitations to special member only evenings.

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