Black Women In Media (BWIM), an organization created to recognize women of color who are innovators within the media realm, will debut its first awards ceremony on March 29th, 2014. BWIM awards ceremony entitled: Celebrating the Pioneers will be held Le Skyroom at the FIAF / French Institute Alliance Française, in NYC’s Upper East Side from 11am until 6pm.
The event will begin with an elaborate cocktail hour allowing guests to network. Following the cocktail brunch, the event will continue with introductory remarks made by the event hosts, Ashlei N. Stevens and Africa Miranda. After introductions, the panel will begin followed by the awards ceremony. Panelist will discuss topics such as: mass communications & media, beauty & lifestyle, journalism and image of the black woman.
There will be four panel discussions separated by an intermission in which "VIP" guests will have a personal experience with panelists and honorees in a secluded area in which hors d’oeuvres will also be provided. There will also be a performance by singer ESNAVI.
Honorees include (to name a few):
Cheryl Wills- Honoree (NY 1 News Anchor | Reporter | Author of Die Free)
Rachel Noerdlinger- Honoree (First Lady of NY Chief of Staff | Celebrity Publicist)
Esther Armah- Honoree (MSNBC Political Commentator)
Bershan Shaw- Honoree (OWN’s Love In the City Co-Star)
Demetria Lucas- Honoree (Bravo’s Blood Sweat & Heels Co-Star | A Belle in Brooklyn)
Brandi Richard- Honoree (President of the National Urban League Young Professionals)
BWIM was created as a platform for Black women currently in the media industry to receive a wealth of information from those who have attained renowned success in their respective fields. For more information and tickets, check out their website at www.blackwomeninmedia.com