On March 2014, Women In Media will excitingly debut it’s first year in NYC. The event will begin with a cocktail networking portion where women from radio, print, television, and online outlets interact with one another. This portion undoubtedly allows for the growth and creation of beneficial and lasting business relationships.
Following the cocktail hour, there will be an awards ceremony honoring the women who are recognized as pioneers within the media industry. Invited panelist are all prestigious in their field such as Sade Baderinwa, Brenda Blackman, Robin Roberts, Wendy Williams, Egypt, Jacque Reid, Michaela Angela Davis and many more!
Lastly, for the evening, there will be a panel discussion among honorees. Panel categories will be the following but not limited to:
• Beauty & Fashion
• Journalists & Writers
• Reality TV
• Black Men In Media POV
They will answer questions such as:
• How important is it for you to keep educating yourself in this particular field?
• Why should we celebrate natural hair? How can we better improve the healthiness of our hair?
• What is this bleaching epidemic? How can we dissuade others from doing it? Are there exceptions to bleaching?
• What are you willing to do for the perfect story? Are there boundaries?
• What advice can you give to aspiring writers to get their materials published?
• Why did you choose a Reality TV platform? Do you feel the pressure of representing all women of color?
• What are some of your observations of Black women in the media workforce?
• Do you believe Black women in media related fields are scrutinized and under more pressure than men and other races?
Guests will also partake in a Q&A after the panel to ask more personal and specific questions.
Mission: BWIM is a platform created to recognize women of color who are innovators within the media realm. This initiative was also created as a platform for other Black women currently in the media industry to receive a wealth of information from those who have attained renowned success in their respective fields.