September 25, 2017

Next Generation of Female Communications Industry Leaders to be Honored 

NEW YORK, NY (September 19, 2017) New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) today announced the 2017 WiCi Awards honorees, in recognition of the communications industry’s top rising stars. Five young leaders will be honored on Tuesday, October 10 during a special ceremony at the Bloomberg offices in New York City, hosted by MediaCom. Dyllan McGee, CEO & Executive Producer at McGee Media & Founder & Executive Producer of MAKERS will emcee.

The WiCi Awards complement the NYWICI’s prestigious annual Matrix Awards ceremony, which honors women at the pinnacle of their communications careers. WiCi Award winners are women who represent the next generation of communications leaders; have made significant contributions to her company and industry; are admired by peers and employees; embody the values of New York Women in Communications; and who are actively involved in the communications industry​​.

2017 WiCi Awards Honorees:

  • Amanda Cowie: Head of Business & Strategy Communications, Bloomberg Media, Bloomberg L.P.
  • Mora Neilson: Assistant Vice President, Integrated Communications, L'Oreal Paris
  • Amy Odell: Editor,
  • Leslie Pitterson: Vice President of Communications, U.S. Media, Nielsen
  • Shari Reichenberg:  Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, Ogilvy

Past award recipients include Melody Lee, Director, Brand Marketing at Cadillac; Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code;  Mara Schiavocampo, Correspondent for ABC News; and Sara Haines, Co-host of “The View,” among others.

“We celebrate these five remarkable, driven women who inspire others by their accomplishments and ability to stay ahead of the rapidly emerging trends of our industry,” said Meredith Long, President of New York Women in Communications and Senior Vice President/GM, News, Luxury & Style, Time Inc. “We look forward to recognizing their achievements and growing success.”

“MediaCom is proud to be part of the WiCi Awards,” said Stephanie Fierman, Chief Marketing Officer, MediaCom. “All five honorees are making a true difference in their organizations and acting as role models for both men and women coming up behind them.”

New York Women in Communications is the premier professional organization for women in communications in the New York City metro-area, the hub that shapes the way people communicate around the world. The organization is dedicated to promoting the highest standards throughout the industry, providing education and leadership that empowers women communicators across all disciplines, and at every stage of their careers. 



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New York Women in Communications
New York Women in Communications (NYWICI), founded in 1929, is a not-for-profit organization of over 2,000 communications professionals dedicated to promoting the highest standards throughout the industry and to providing education and leadership for the next generation. NYWICI’s mission is to support women at all levels of their communications careers and to help define the future of communications and stay ahead of the industry’s ever-changing landscape. The organization’s membership encompasses senior executives and other experienced communicators from a wide range of enterprises, as well as young professionals and students. NYWICI empowers women across communications disciplines to reach their full potential by promoting their professional growth, inspiring them to achieve and share their successes and helping them navigate the evolving and converging world of communications.

About MediaCom
MediaCom is “The Content + Connections Agency”, working on behalf of its clients to leverage their brands’ entire system of communications across paid, owned and earned channels to deliver a step change in their business outcomes.  MediaCom is one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$33 billion (Source: RECMA June 2017), employing 7,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries. Its global client roster includes Dell, P&G, PSA, Shell and Universal.  The agency was recently named Global Agency of the Year at the 2017 M&M Awards, an accolade it has been awarded 7 times in the past 9 years and FOM Global Agency Network of the Year in 2017, winning an unprecedented 18 awards.

MediaCom is a member of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm.

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