Letter from the President: Monique Linder
As we begin 2013, I challenged our Board of Directors to think critically about our mission, focus and purpose and submit individual plans on how each Director in its role will serve our members with a clear and concise purpose. The end result was a complete overhaul of our 2013 programming. This exercise, while challenging, proved to be the most important project that focused 100% on our current, new, future members and partners.
Not that we weren’t previously mission and goal focused, we believe aligning 100% of our programming with the personal growth interests of our membership will propel our growth as an organization and bring increased value to our partners. To accomplish this goal, our programming in 2013 will focus on three core goals.
- Professional Development
- Professional Networking / Job Opportunities
- Scholarship Funding
In addition, our initiatives are aligned and further defined by national AWM. Supported by a wealth of resources on a national level, AWM’s initiatives are:
- Content, resources and information that help women in media succeed and lead
- Compelling and salient government and regulatory advocacy
- Provision of key industry updates, with a particular focus on women’s leadership and roles
- Career development
- Professional development
- Cultivation of a personal and professional network via local, national and virtual opportunities for collaboration and lifetime learning
These resources nationally enable us to get right down to business locally to generate programs that support our members.
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is a non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in the media and allied fields. With nearly 10,000 community members, the Alliance for Women in Media is proud to represent men and women engaged in all aspects of creating high-quality media and related services.
The Alliance for Women in Media harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.
The Alliance for Women in Media was formed in 1951 as successor to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), women’s division. NAB voted approval of the new organization, offering complete cooperation and assistance. The following year, more than 280 women gathered to celebrate and approve the structure of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT). In 2010, the organization changed its name to the Alliance for Women in Media, in order to better represent our commitment to women in all forms of electronic media.
We invite you to stay connected to our website, where you will find lots of information on our organization locally, with links to national’s website: http://www.allwomeninmedia.org/.