NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) will present the 2016 Matrix Awards during a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday April 25, 2016, to honor eight extraordinary women who connect the world, having established themselves as innovators in the communications field. The ceremony, hosted by Interpublic Group, will be emceed by Andy Cohen, Host & Executive Producer "Watch What Happens Live".
The Matrix Awards is recognized by the communications and entertainment communities as one of the most prestigious events of the year. More than 1,000 people are expected to gather to celebrate these brilliant women at the pinnacle of their careers in the communications industry. Previous award recipients include Meryl Streep, Andrea Mitchell, Marissa Mayer, Diane von Furstenberg, Diane Sawyer, and Anna Wintour, to name a few. New York Women in Communications offers a full range of scholarships and educational programs for women at every stage in their careers. The NYWICI Foundation Scholarship application is now open and will close at midnight on January 29, 2016.
The 2016 Matrix Award Honorees:
- Linda Boff: Chief Marketing Officer, GE
- Nancy Dubuc: President and CEO, A+E Networks
- Lena Dunham: Creator and Star of HBO's "Girls"
- Nancy Gibbs: Editor, TIME magazine
- Carol Hamilton: President, L'Oreal Luxe USA
- Mellody Hobson: President, Ariel Investments
- Liz Kaplow: Founder and CEO, Kaplow Communications
- Janice Min: Co-President and Chief Creative Officer at The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Media Group
"We are truly delighted to recognize these eight inspiring women for their remarkable work and significant contributions to the industry," said Kim Kelleher, President of New York Women in Communications. "Their relentless ambition, drive, and work ethic have made them into the leaders they are today and are a great example for the next generation of communication leaders. We are excited to welcome them into our Matrix Hall of Fame."
"The Matrix Awards is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together thousands of professionals in the communications industry to celebrate the outstanding women who are shaping today's media landscape," commented Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO, Interpublic. "IPG is excited to sponsor this luncheon for the third year. Our company, like the New York Women in Communications organization, provides sustained and ongoing support for women at every stage of their careers and we're thrilled to be a part of this program."
TICKETS: Individual tickets, tables and information on sponsorships and program advertising opportunities are now available at www.nywici.org. Sponsors: Receive a 10% discount if they pledge for a sponsorship package or an ad by January 4, 2016.
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New York Women in Communications helps women to stay ahead of the ever changing landscape of communications and supports the advancement of women at every stage of her career through scholarships, grants and educational programming.
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