WiCi Awards Honors the Women Changing Communications


Honoree, Cosmopolitan Magazine editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, right, and former Orlando Chief of Police, Val Demings, attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Monday, April 22, 2013 in New York.
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Despite representing more than half of college graduates, women in the U.S. still earn $0.77 on men’s dollar and make up just 17% of corporate board seats. Overcoming the odds, however, a number of boundary-pushing women are moving the digital revolution forward.

Whether by protesting sexual violence in India or joining the global #bringbackourgirls campaign for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, women’s role in the changing digital landscape is becoming more clearly defined.

At Mashable, we believe it’s time to honor the women who are making waves. We’re thrilled to be teaming up with New York Women in Communications again for the second annual WiCi Awards, which recognizes the career achievements of emerging female leaders.

From advertising to entertainment, public relations to social strategy, women are at the forefront of change in the communications industry. The awards will recognize women in advertising, arts and entertainment, design, editorial, content creation, corporate communications, product development, public relations, social strategy and video.

Submissions are open now through Friday, July 11, so now is the time to nominate your esteemed friend, distinguished colleague or revered mentor. Any female leader is eligible for nomination — not only New York Women in Communications members. The winners will be selected by past Matrix Award winners, as well as the New York Women in Communications leadership, and will be announced at an evening reception in New York.

Past WiCi winners include Rachel Sterne Haot, chief digital officer and deputy secretary of technology of New York State, Abbey Klaassen, editor of Ad Age, Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO, creative director and cofounder of FEED Projects, and Sara Haines, ABC news correspondent.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2014/06/17/wici-awards-2014/