For Immediate Release: January 28, 2010
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American Women in Radio and Television is pleased to announce keynote speakers Dr. Robert Rosen and Vivian Schiller for the Women’s Media Forum to be held March 5-6, 2010 at the Embassy Suites Washington, DC Hotel at 900 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Dr. Robert Rosen, Author of Just Enough Anxiety: The Hidden Driver of Business Success, is an internationally recognized psychologist, best-selling author, researcher, and business advisor to world-class companies. Dr. Rosen will deliver the opening keynote address during this year’s AWRT Women’s Media Forum at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010.
Vivian Schiller joined National Public Radio as President and CEO on January 5, 2009. Schiller oversees all of NPR’s operations and initiatives, including the organization’s critical partnerships with 800+ member stations, and their service to the more than 26 million people who listen to NPR programming every week. She came to NPR from The New York Times Company where she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of NYTimes.com. She will be delivering the keynote luncheon address at 12:15 p.m. also on Friday, March 5, 2010. During the luncheon, AWRT will also hold its Pass the Gavel Ceremony and present the AWRT Achievement Award to Chickie Bucco.
Sylvia Strobel, AWRT Interim President, commented, “We are pleased to have such high-caliber people addressing this year’s Women’s Media Forum. Having them included attests to the validity of AWRT’s mission of promoting progress and creating change for women in media.”
The event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: AT&T, Katz Women’s Career Summit, Lehmann Strobel PLC, National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) and National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). To add your organization to this growing list, please contact AWRT at 703-506-3290. For more information and to register for the AWRT Women’s Media Forum, go to http://www.awrt.org/
About AWRT: The year 2010 marks the 59th Anniversary of American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), the longest established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWRT carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry at large. Founded in 1951, AWRT works to improve the quality of electronic media; promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the field; foster communication and idea exchange; and give back to the community we serve.
About The Foundation of AWRT: The Foundation of AWRT is the philanthropic arm of American Women in Radio & Television, supporting educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Foundation of AWRT has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation of AWRT.
The Foundation supports several public service campaigns, including most recently AWRT Empowering America, which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this initiative, the Foundation of AWRT has adopted needy urban middle schools around the country and provided educational donations derived from collateral based on the Empowering America program. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that awards exemplary programming created for, by and about women.
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