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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...
Ann Shoket is the editor-in-chief of Seventeen, a Hearst magazine that serves readers from ages 13 to early 20s, and she is the keynote speaker at the Student Career Conference on Saturday, Nov. 19. She tells young communicators "They ask me if I'...
Susan is the editorial brand director for Cosmopolitan and president of NYWICI’s Foundation Board.Magazines because… “It was not so much a choice, it was a destiny. Ever since I was in the 8th grade, I gravitated toward magazines. I just never...
Catherine is a communicator and storyteller and president of New York Women in Communications, 2011-2012. “As senior vice president, marketing and communications, for the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, my job is to tell the story of my...
Mariama is a 2011 NYWICI scholarship winner, who recently wrapped up a summer internship at the White House, a self-described "Africanista," who has traveled extensively through sub-Saharan Africa, and is a master's candidate at New York University...
As any doctor will tell you, it’s good — and healthy — to laugh. That’s one reason why it’s especially cool that NYWICI’s Foundation Board has institutionalized a “laugh event” each summer with its Ladies Who Laugh benefit. On June 28, you’re...
Cynthia was a speaker at our May 3 panel on Marketing to the New America and the president and CEO of Kang & Lee Advertising, a Young & Rubicam Brands/WPP Group Company. She has been in the business for more than 15 years. Before joining K...
 "Have you profiled any of the three scholarship winners (Katerina Gkionis, Kelli Plasket, Kaitlin Tambuscio)? They've impressed me from the start with their commitment. And they seem to come as a group (maybe it's the K's!)."  So wrote Dorothy...
Kate is a panelist at tonight’s Cocktails & Conversations "The Changing Environment of Online Content: Engage, Track and Measure" and the director of audience analytics and insights for the Wall Street Journal Digital Network. At the network,...
Diana is a senior studying advertising and art direction at the Pratt Institute, and a 2010 NYWICI scholarship winner.Applying "I heard about the scholarship through the Internet and Kathleen Creighton, head of the communications design department...
  Happy First Birthday, Aloud This month NYWICI's Aloud blog celebrates its first anniversary. (Thank you, Deirdre Wyeth, for the name.) In 63-and-counting posts, editorial directors Gail Griffin and Patricia Maloney have worked with me (Michele,...
Celeste Headlee, the co-host of WNYC & PRI's The Takeaway, spoke on the broadcast panel at the Student Communications Career Conference on Nov. 6. Celeste has more than a decade of on- and off-air experience in both local and national public...

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