Over the last 53 years, the women of NYWICI have led the way in breaking down barriers for other women and supporting the next generation of female leaders. They’ve done it through their personal career triumphs, within the organizations they support and in the world around us through the work that they do. The Matrix Awards presented by NYWICI is our moment to honor our industry’s most outstanding leaders and celebrate all the courageous women that have come before them and those that will come after.

Since 1971, the Matrix Awards have been presented by NYWICI—the city’s largest organization of professional women in the communications industry. It has honored and celebrated female empowerment and achievement in the field of communications and the arts since its first honoree, Gloria Steinem. The Matrix Award honors women that are making a difference, building community and inspiring the next generation of female leaders in their field. Prior honorees include Devika Bulchandani, Rita Ferro, Marlee Matlin, Stephanie Mehta, Elizabeth Rutledge, Gwen Stefani, Tiffany R. Warren and Judy Woodruff. Click here to see the Matrix Awards Hall of Fame.

The 2023 Matrix Awards were on September 20th, 2023. To see the photo gallery from the evening click here.

To view the digital journal from the 2023 Matrix Awards click here.


President, Unilever USA, and CEO, Unilever Personal Care, North America
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Moody’s
Executive Vice President Forbes and Publisher, ForbesWomen
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Paley Center for Media
President of Advertising Sales and Marketing at TelevisaUnivision
Chief International Correspondent, CNN

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EMCEE Nikki Glaser
Comedian and Television Host

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Every year, NYWICI comes together to celebrate the extraordinary scholarship winners who have demonstrated exceptional talent, dedication, and innovation in their early education and careers.

The Matrix Awards provide a platform to acknowledge and commend the remarkable accomplishments of these individuals. Spanning decades, these awards have become a powerful symbol of empowerment and inspiration for women aiming for successful careers in media, advertising, journalism, and beyond – the very fields our scholarship winners are destined for.

Join us in honoring the brilliance and potential of these future leaders at the Matrix Awards. Together, let’s champion diversity, excellence, and progress in the realm of communications.

Join in backing NYWICI’s Scholarship Program and be a catalyst for transforming the lives of these exceptionally gifted students and professionals! Your support can create a meaningful impact and contribute to their bright future. Find ways to support today

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