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Vicci Martinez from 'The Voice' to perform at 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala
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Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is pleased to announce that singer-songwriter and Universal Republic recording artist Vicci Martinez, a top-four finalist from season one of "The Voice" on NBC, will perform at the 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 22, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Gracie Awards recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and new media. When Vicci hits the studio or the stage, she nods to soulful folk and classic rock with an immortal R&B groove beneath everything. Vicci's talent for writing honest, heartfelt songs will be showcased on her forthcoming debut album for Universal Republic Records, VICCI. On a recent appearance on season two of "The Voice," Vicci performed her new single "Come Along" in an unforgettable duet with "The Voice" coach Cee Lo Green. More

The next Fortune 500 female CEO — It's a lock
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August Turak writes: "Anne Sweeney, co-chair for Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC is clearly the front runner for the next woman likely to be named CEO of a Fortune 500 company. I feel so strongly about this issue that if some moss-backed board doesn't give Sweeney the nod and damn well soon, I fully intend to sell my entire stock portfolio and put the cash under my mattress." More

Network television embraces the B-word
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In 2011, when the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals curtailed the Federal Communications Commission's powers to punish networks for "fleeting expletives," many worried that network television would become a battlefield of exploding F-bombs and barely bleeped C-words. Turns out all the decision, now under review by the Supreme Court, did was unleash the "bitches." More

Mollenkamp, Zaas, Gallant take executive VP posts
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Rogers & Cowan has promoted Ivy Mollenkamp, Wendy Zaas and Maggie Gallant to executive vice president. Mollenkamp focuses on lifestyle and digital entertainment clients, while Zaas works in consumer tech and digital, and Gallant works in entertainment and lifestyle. More

Vogue editors sign pact, ban too-skinny models from pages
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Vogue magazine, perhaps the world's top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: Too young and too thin is no longer in. The 19 editors of Vogue magazines around the world made a pact to project the image of healthy models, according to a Conde Nast International announcement. More

Hollywood courts women to boost superhero summer
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When Disney's superhero movie "The Avengers" hits U.S. theaters, the actors who play Captain America and Thor will chat up the hosts of female-oriented TV talk show "The View." Hollywood is putting on a full-court press to attract women to summer movies. With a full slate of big-budget action films from Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" to Warner Bros' "The Dark Knight Rises" vying for the same fanboy audience, female filmgoers may hold the key to box-office dominance. More

Milken conference joins brightest visionary women entrepreneurs
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The recent Milken Institute's Global Conference in Los Angeles brought together more than 3,000 of the world's brightest minds in business, finance, policy, education, health, energy and philanthropy for a prestigious two-day event of educational lectures, panels and interviews on various topics affecting the world today. More

ABC, Univision team on news network
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As the race to reach U.S. Hispanics seems to be approaching fever pitch, Walt Disney's ABC News and Univision announced plans to launch a multiplatform English-language news and lifestyle network and related apps aimed at the fast growing demo. The partners said the service, staffed by journalists from ABC News and Univision, will provide "uncompromising coverage of current events with a unique perspective" for the country's more than 50 million Hispanics. More

Research: Lack of 'sisterhood' among female executives
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A lack of sisterhood among female executives is contributing to a scarcity of women CEOs among top companies, new research shows. A study from researchers at Washington University in St. Louis revealed women in leadership roles often do not support other qualified female candidates as potential peers. More

5th Annual 'Rising Through the Ranks' open for applications
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The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) are pleased to, once again, present Rising Through the Ranks. The two-day training seminar, dedicated to the support and advancement of women in radio sales management, will be held in Nashville, Tenn., on August 29 and 30 at the BMI offices. The 2012 Rising Through the Ranks seminar will continue to enhance women's knowledge and skills in Radio sales management. Designed for veteran sellers and relatively recent managers, the seminar focuses on critical sales management techniques and encompasses everything from developing one's personal brand to budgeting and forecasting. More

AWM launches new Career Center; free resume uploads for job seekers
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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
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