2024 Matrix Awards



Over the past 95 years, the women of NYWICI have been pioneers, shattering barriers for fellow women and nurturing the upcoming generation of female leaders. Their impact extends through personal career achievements, contributions to supported organizations, and the broader world through their impactful work. The Matrix Awards by NYWICI serves as our opportunity to recognize the exceptional leaders in our industry and applaud the brave women who have paved the way and those who will continue to do so.

This year’s theme is Rule Breakers.  The 2024 honorees are all challenging the status quo and in fact, they don’t accept the status quo. Instead, they are carving their own path forward. They’re rewriting the rules to success. And they’re relentlessly working toward a more equitable and brighter future for all. They don’t ask permission. They are not afraid to step up to any challenge that exists and work through it head-on. To get this point in their career, they had to break some rules.

Since 1970, NYWICI, the largest organization of professional women in the communications industry in the city, has presented the Matrix Awards. This prestigious event has been dedicated to honoring and celebrating the accomplishments of women in communications and the arts, starting with its inaugural honoree, Gloria Steinem. The Matrix Award specifically acknowledges women who are effecting positive change, fostering community, and serving as inspirations for the next generation of female leaders in their respective fields. Past honorees include influential figures such as Maya Angelou, Halle Berry, Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani, Moira Forbes, Tina Fey, Gayle King, Audra McDonald, Sheryl Sandberg, Joanna Coles, Cindi Berger, Dia Simms, and Meredith Vieira. Explore the Matrix Awards Hall of Fame by clicking here.

The 2024 Matrix Awards were held on May 21, 2024 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.

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EMMY® and TONY® Award Winning Actress and Singer
Chief Marketing and Experience Officer, H&R Block
Editor-in-Chief, ELLE, Hearst Magazines
President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Times Company
Global Head of Communications, Citi
CEO of the Americas, BBDO
Founder and Executive Officer, Skai Blue Media

2024 Matrix EMCEE

CEO/Founder of Love Squad
Peloton Instructor
Today Show On-Air Contributor

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

H& R Block Matrix Sponsor Logos

Gold Sponsors

BBDO Matrix Sponsor Logos
Gladstone Matrix Sponsor Logos
JP Matrix Sponsor Logos
NYT Matrix Sponsor Logos

Silver Sponsors

Citi Matrix Sponsor Logos (1)
Matrix Sponsor Logos (5)
Untitled design (14)
Dotdash Meredith
Untitled design (11)
Matrix Sponsor Logos (2)

Bronze Sponsors

ad council Matrix Sponsor Logos
Untitled design (10)
brunswick logo
DKC Matrix Sponsor Logos
FGS Matrix Sponsor Logos
Hill & Knowlton Matrix Sponsor Logos
Hilton Matrix Sponsor Logos
LVMH Matrix Sponsor Logos
Morgan Stanley Matrix Sponsor Logos
NBC Matrix Sponsor Logos
Oglivy Matrix Sponsor Logos
Ralph Lauren Matrix Sponsor Logos
Spotify Matrix Sponsor Logos (1)
Teneo Matrix Sponsor Logos
Matrix Sponsor Logos (1)
WE Matrix Sponsor Logos
Vayner Matrix Sponsor Logos

Additional Sponsors

Carnival Matrix Sponsor Logos
Travelers Matrix Sponsor Logos

Cartier, Michael Kors, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Vox

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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