The Matrix Awards


Gloria Steinem at Matrix 2016The 2017 Matrix Awards will take place on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Every year since 1970, NYWICI has awarded outstanding women in communications the prestigious Matrix Awards. The long list of past winners reads like a who-is-who of exceptional women in the fields of advertising, books, broadcasting, film, magazines, new media, newspapers and public relations and is a true reflection of achievements by women in communications.

Past winners have included Bernadette Peters, Geena Davis, Joan Didion, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Christiane Amanpour, Barbara Walters, Arianna Huffington, Meryl Streep, Annie Leibovitz, Anna Wintour, Gloria Steinem, Helen Thomas, Anna Quindlen and Cindy Adams to name just a few.

The 2016 Matrix Awards was held on April 25, 2016, at the Waldorf-Astoria. Read a recap of the event, view pictures (copyright Maryanne Russell) and visit the Matrix Archives page for more info on previous years' ceremonies. The 2016 Matrix winners were Nancy Gibbs, presented by Katie CouricLena Dunham, presented by Gloria SteinemNancy Dubuc, presented by Jamie GangelMellody Hobson, presented by Bill BradleyLinda Boff, presented by Beth ComstockJanice Min, presented by Bonnie HammerCarol Hamilton, presented by Caryl SternLiz Kaplow, by Debra Shriver. 


Photo: Copyright Maryanne Russell