NYWICI’s mission is to empower women in the communications field at every career stage to reach their full potential and navigate the ever-changing landscape of communications. We promote professional growth and inspire members to achieve and share success by actively encouraging leadership and professional development, as well as networking opportunities that connect women who connect the world. Over the last 50 years, NYWICI has honored the industry’s most outstanding leaders and celebrated all the courageous women that have come before them and those that will come after with the Matrix Awards. Since 1971, 350 women have received the NYWICI Matrix Award.
Each year, we award scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to high school seniors, college and graduate students, and offer educational programs for women beginning their careers or embarking on career transitions. To date, we have awarded more than $2 million in scholarship support to over 380 women. In the past, we have awarded $47,000 in PIVOT Development Grants — self-directed grants to female professionals who seek to evolve their careers — to 30 deserving women.
As women who connect, create and communicate, NYWICI members serve as role models, career advisors and mentors.