Women lead media into digital age
Crain's New York Business (subscription requried) Share
The digital hurricane of the past two years has pummeled many a top media executive. But several women in the industry have found that they're at their best in a storm. More
A woman's place: Can Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley's male-dominated culture?
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In a revealing new interview, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operations officer, discusses her decision to come to Silicon Valley, her rise at Google and the ways she's helped Facebook grow. She also focuses on how women are held back, and hold themselves back, in the technology world's corporate culture. More
Time to 'redefine' media portrayals of black women
On the surface, it might appear that many black women have achieved the American dream: They're excelling in politics, business, media and academia. But Sophia Nelson, a political commentator and author of "Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama," says that even though these women have achieved a level of success that their mothers could only dream of, their accomplishments aren't being reflected in popular American culture. More
Women-run Afghan media offer untold side of story
Farida Nekzad has faced threats of kidnapping, acid attacks and a plot to blow up her apartment since she founded her first news agency in Afghanistan seven years ago. But the mother-of-one, whose most recent project, Wakht, is a news agency that spearheads coverage of the problems that Afghan women face, is undeterred. Wakht is one of a handful of majority female media outlets springing up across a country where women's voices often go unheard. More
Mun2 names Hanna Bolte vice president of media and talent relations
Media and music specialist Hanna Bolte has been named vice president of the newly created position of media and talent relations of the bilingual cable network mun2. Bolte joins the network from BMI, where she was assistant vice president of corporate communications and media relations. More
Lagarde is first woman to lead IMF
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Christine Lagarde became the first woman chosen to lead the International Monetary Fund, taking on one of the most powerful positions in global finance as a worsening crisis in Greece threatens the euro currency union and rattles financial markets worldwide. Lagarde, a former top executive at the Chicago-based law firm Baker & McKenzie, is considered a veteran political negotiator who speaks her mind. More
Doctors' goal: Shield women from lying photos
The Orange County Register Share
Celebrities, doctors and the Girls Scouts want to protect young women from the destructive effects of seeing idealized, computer-altered photos of femininity in popular magazines. The result of ongoing exposure to unrealistic images, says dermatologist Dr. David Sire of Fullerton, Calif., is that young women end up with "goals for physical appearance that are unobtainable. This creates the association of the young woman's self image as being inadequate or ugly." More
New jobs in radio, television, digital posted weekly on the AWM Job Board
Searching for the perfect job? Looking to advertise an opening at your company? Don't forget to bookmark the AWM Job Board, updated weekly with all the latest media jobs available across the country. The listings are accessible to all, and members can post for free (nonmembers pay a small fee). Now is the chance to get your company's opening in front of AWM's thousands of members and supporters. For more information on posting jobs, click here.
In case you missed it — visit the 2011 Gracies photo gallery
See which stars showed their support for outstanding programming for, by and about women at the 36th Annual Gracie Awards, held at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood. More
MMTC to hold 25th Anniversary Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference in Washington, DC
Minority Media & Telecom Council Share
Minority Media & Telecom Council will hold its 25th Anniversary Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference July 21-22 at the Westin Georgetown Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference will address the future of broadband — content, distribution, deployment, distribution platforms and how we'll close the digital divide; how to raise capital, with a special focus on new entrant and incubated opportunities; and how to access procurement and transactional opportunities — with intensive seminars for media entrepreneurs and for telecom/broadband entrepreneurs. At http://mmtconline.org/mmtc25/ you can find the program, speakers, and sponsorship and registration information.
B&C hosts 'Women of Hollywood' event in Keynotes & Cocktails Series
Broadcasting & Cable Share
Join Broadcasting & Cable – and the "Women of Hollywood" – as Keynotes & Cocktails returns to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Nov. 15 for a cocktail hour (or three). This is the event where the women who've made it tell the stories you never heard and answer the questions you always wanted to ask. A $99 early bird rate available with special with promo code: WOH1 (early bird registration ends Aug. 30). Register today: www.broadcastingcable.com/womenofhollywood.
Applications now accepted for 2011 'Rising Through the Ranks' radio leadership seminar
RAB, BMI & MIW Radio Group Share
Radio Advertising Bureau, Broadcast Music Inc., and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group will continue to enhance women's knowledge and expertise in radio sales management with the fourth annual "Rising Through the Ranks" course. This two-day training seminar dedicated to the support and advancement of women in radio sales management will be held Aug. 30-31 at the BMI offices in Nashville, Tenn. More