2015 WiCi Awards Recap

September 25, 2015

wici2015More than 100 people gathered on Sept. 24, 2015, to celebrate the extraordinary talent of six rising stars in the communications field at the 2015 WiCi Awards hosted by Conde Nast. This year's incredible WiCi honorees of emerging women leaders included

Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner, Mayor's Office for International Affairs, City of New York
Jessica Bennett, Journalist & Editor, Contributor, The New York Times; Columnist, Time.com; Contributing Editor, Lean In 
Katrina Craigwell, Director, Global Content & Programming, GE 
Carrie Hammer, CEO, Carrie Hammer 
Jolie Hunt, Principal, Hunt & Gather Inc 
Genevieve Roth, Senior Director of Special Projects, Glamour Magazine 

The morning's captivating event left attendees full of inspiration, with each of the honorees sharing personal stories, valuable career advice and what key traits contributed most to their success. 

Here are some key takeaways shared during the program:

  • wicis2015"Being generous will set you apart from others. It doesn't matter how much or little you have, try to be generous with what you have. I think generosity and honesty contribute most to success." — Jolie Hunt 

  • "Good and on deadline is better than late and perfect every time." — Genevieve Roth

  • "Be a force for good and bring others along with you." — Penny Abeywardena

  • "Passion, persistence and resilience contribute most to success. Those who are successful know that when you get 99 "no's", the 100th could be a "yes." — Carrie Hammer

  • "Don't be afraid to fail. If it doesn't work, try something else." — Jessica Bennett

  • "Have a strong support system, both professional and personal. They will be there for you when times get rough." — Katrina Craigwell

 

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For more takeaways from the program and this amazing group of women, follow the hashtag #WiCi15 on Twitter. And check out the storify transcript of all the tweets, pictures, quotes and more from the awards.

 

Photos: Jan Goldstoff

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