Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, Named One of Women's eNews 21 Leaders For the 21st Century 2012

May 04, 2012, 12:58 ET from The Paley Center for Media

Mitchell deemed "Celebrator of New Narratives" in the category "7 Who Catalyze Culture"

NEW YORK, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Paley Center for Media announces that President & CEO Pat Mitchell has been named by Women's eNews as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century 2012 at their Gala Benefit Dinner last night.  Chosen from a reader-nominated list, Women's eNews recognized these newsworthy individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to improving the lives of women and girls and the capacity to continue to improve the future for all.  Among a remarkable array of notable honorees, Mitchell was recognized for a long career championing new narratives about women and girls in media, and now bringing an international conversation about the media and gender to programs at the Paley Center. She was presented with her award at a Gala Benefit Dinner on May 3rd by Eve Ensler, Founder and Artistic Director of V-Day.

For a full list of honorees and presenters, go to:

Excerpted from the Women's eNews release:

Pat Mitchell: Celebrator of New Narratives
Fueled by her career-long commitment to engaging media's power to further empower women, [Pat Mitchell] has created an unprecedented presence for women with a diverse series of initiatives called Women at Paley. It has included forums, a showcase of women who have helped shape the history of media and a current series of programs produced for PBS and hosted by Mitchell, called "She's Making Media."

"I've strongly felt that media's responsibility is to not just be the mirror of society, but also to engage its power to fully inform as well as entertain, to inspire as well as influence. I consider it a privilege to use my position in media to ensure that the ideas and stories of women and girls are more fully and accurately represented," she says.

Mitchell, who has been on the 100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood list and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, was named to Newsweek's 2011 list of 150 Women Who Shake the World.

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Paley Center for Media

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