60th Anniversary Luncheon
November 3, 2011
Marriott Marquis ~ New York, NY
12 noon - 2:00 p.m.
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In 1951, a group of progressive women launched what is today the Alliance for Women in Media, nearly 10,000 members strong and looking ahead to our seventh decade. With so much to celebrate – and even more strides to be made for women media professionals – we hope you will join us for an elegant luncheon which will celebrate some of the many women who have made a significant contribution to media over the past 60 years. We look forward to toasting our 60th in style at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, as we celebrate our lasting legacy and our future impact on electronic media by, for and about women.
In our lives, there are women who have inspired us with their achievements, dedication, authenticity and commitment to advancing their professions. Whether we've known them personally or have only had the opportunity to see them in board rooms or on-air, these are women that have in their own way helped us to become the successful media professionals we are today.
As AWM celebrates our 60th Anniversary, we will honor 60 women who have most inspired each of us. Selected from nominations submitted by a national poll of AWM community members, the Sixty@60 women were chosen based on their achievements, dedication, authenticity, and commitment to advancing their professions today.
For their inspiring work on-air; behind the scenes in management, production and programming; and across all forms of media, AWM's Sixty@60 are (in alphabetical order):
Jill Abramson, New York Times Company
Christiane Amanpour, ABC News
Maya Angelou, Harpo
Maria Bartiromo, CNBC
Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC
Elisa Camahort Page, Blogher
Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission
Salaam Coleman Smith, Style Network
Katie Couric, ABC News
Candy Crowley, CNN
Giada De Laurentiis, Food Network
Maureen Dowd, New York Times
Phylis Eagle-Oldson, Emma Bowen Foundation
Tina Fey, NBC's 30 Rock
Sandy Girard, Sirius/XM Radio
Whoopi Goldberg, The View
Christina Hendricks, AMC's Mad Men
Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post
Cathy Hughes, Radio One
Gwen Ifill, PBS/Washington Week
Mindy Kaling, NBC's The Office
Paula Kerger, PBS
Suzanne Kolb, E!
Debra Lee, BET Holdings
Lara Logan, CBS News
Rachael Maddow, MSNBC
Jane Mago, National Association of Broadcasters
Kim Martin, WE tv
Marissa Mayer, Google
Cami McCormick, CBS News/Radio
Ginny Morris, Hubbard Radio
Susan Naegle, HBO
Eileen O'Neill, Discovery/TLC
Suze Orman, CNBC
Dana Perino, Fox News
Abbe Raven, A+E Networks
Cokie Roberts, NPR
Lesli Rotenberg, PBS
Sheri Salata, Harpo
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook
Diane Sawyer, ABC News
Ann Shoket, Seventeen Magazine
Hannah Storm, ESPN
Diane Sutter, Shooting Star Broadcasting
Kara Swisher, All Things Digital
Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment
Nicol Turner-Lee, Media and Technology Institute for the Center for Joint Economic and Political Studies
Barbara Walters, The View
Padmasree Warrior, CISC Systems
Oprah Winfrey, OWN Network
Linda Yaccarino, Turner Broadcasting
Lauren Zalaznick, NBC Universal
Susan Zirinsky, CBS News
As AWM looks to the future and the impact it is poised to make moving forward, the next generation of inspiring women will be recogized as the Six@60 to Watch:
Samatha Bee, Comedy Central's The Daily Show
Lindsay Czarniak, ESPN
Sarah Hyland, ABC's Modern Family
Amber Riley, Fox's Glee
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Grammy-winning BMI singer-songwriter and musician Vanessa Carlton will perform at AWM's 60th Anniversary Luncheon. All of the AWM's Sixty@60 are and Six@60 to Watch have been invited to attend the 60th Anniversary Luncheon.
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