MCLEAN, VA – The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM), in partnership with Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation and Howard University’s School of Communications, will host a Symposium that examines women and media ownership. The one-day educational event will take place on March 25, 2011, at the National Association of Broadcasters headquarters in Washington, DC.
Although women represent more than 50% of the population, women own only 6% radio stations and 5% TV stations in the U.S. The Symposium on Women’s Media Ownership will examine how ownership impacts opportunities for women to contribute to management and content, as well as have a share in overall success.
The keynote address will be delivered by Ana R. Harvey, Office of Women's Business Ownership, U.S. Small Business Administration. Confirmed speakers include:
Adrienne Biddings, Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation
Carolyn Byerly, Howard University
Angela Campbell, Georgetown School of Law
Brigitte Daniel, Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc.
Jessica J. Gonzalez, National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
Christine McLaughlin, Venable, LLP
Sylvia Strobel, Alliance for Community Media
Ann Sullivan, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
Keisha Sutton-James, ICBC Broadcast Holdings Inc.
Deborah Taylor Tate, Former FCC Commissioner
S. Jenell Trigg, Lerman Senter
Jeanette Tully, Aloha Station Trust
“The Alliance for Women in Media is proud to host some of the leading experts on media ownership to discuss their strategies and successes,” said Sylvia Strobel, AWM Chair. “In an era of increased consolidation in the media industry, media ownership is a critical issue to women in our field.”
Erin M. Fuller, CAE, AWM President, added, “As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, the Alliance for Women in Media is proud of our many partnerships, many of which are on display at this event, including Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation and Howard University’s School of Communications, as well as support from so many organizations and individuals who will be in attendance.”
The Alliance for Women in Media leverages the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media. Formerly known as American Women in Radio & Television, AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment, and will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2011. The Alliance for Women in Media carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry at large via inspired thought leadership that illuminates areas of societal need.