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At Matrix, do pay attention to the woman behind the "curtain." She is Beth-Ellen Keyes, Matrix's executive producer, who was its program chair in 2002 and 2003 and picked up that job again in 2006. She delivers a seamless presentation onstage,...
An enduring voice in New York media, Joan Hamburg began her illustrious broadcasting career in the seventies. This former Matrix winner shares her stories and a tip on how to secure a table at the city's most coveted restaurants. Lauded entertainer...
Stacy Martinet (left), CMO of Mashable — the moderator of a NYWICI Feb. 19, 2013 event during social media week — and Kendra Bracken-Ferguson (right), COO and a founding partner of Digital Brand Architects (DBA) and a panelist at the event, talk...
In the book In the Garden of Delight, 20th-century writer Lily Hardy Hammond coined the term "pay it forward," which means to repay a positive deed bestowed on you by doing a good turn for someone else. On Jan. 9, a panel of talented young...
Ivy Li is a co-vice president of NYWICI's Programming Committee, and she helped organize the Dec. 4, 2012, event, "New Year, New You!" with her co-vice president, Lauren Skowronski.  Her day job "As digital communications director of NYC Digital of...
Kate White was a keynote speaker at the Annual Student Career Conference on Nov. 17, 2012. She is the author of I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know and the Bailey Weggins mystery series, and has been the...
Nancy Weber is president of NYWICI for the 2012-2013 year and EVP and chief marketing officer at the Meredith Corporation, publisher of Ladies' Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Padres, More and many other titles. She grew up outside...
By Rachel Buttner When Tess Quinlan was eight years old, she knew she would pursue a sports journalism career. A rising junior at Marquette University, Tess grew up playing softball, soccer and basketball in a sports-oriented family. It was on a...
TODAY show contributing correspondent Sara Haines is a "lady who laughs" and likes to laugh. Good thing, because she's the emcee of the 6th Annual Ladies Who Laugh event on July 25, a fundraiser benefiting the NYWICI Foundation scholarship program...
Allison Arden was the keynote speaker at NYWICI's annual meeting on May 17, the vice president and publisher of Advertising Age and the author of The Book of Doing: Everyday Activities to Unlock Creativity and Joy. Why advertising? "When I was...
Tyra Banks is a recipient of the 2012 Matrix award and much more. In her own words, "My roles have evolved from supermodel to TV creator, philanthropist, motivational speaker and media mogul and most recently to best-selling author. I'm a work-in-...
Audrey Ponzio is a senior vice president at Edelman, where she leads the multicultural group. She was the moderator of New Rules of Engagement: How Multicultural Initiatives Are Leading the Conversation, on March 6. Audrey has been at Edelman since...
Phyllis Weiss Haserot, dubbed the "cross-generational voice," is a panelist at the Febr. 13 Cocktails & Conversations event Bridging the Generation Gap: Reaching Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials. She is president of Practice Development...
One of NYWICI's proudest initiatives is its scholarship program, administered through its Foundation, which assists women seeking advancement in their communications careers through education. As this year's application deadline approaches on Jan....
Jackie Bird is CEO and chief insights officer for her own young company, Redbean Society, a marketing communications firm that specializes in targeting Latina women and provides marketing solutions for clients who want to win in the U.S. Hispanic...

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