2017 WiCi Awards Recap

October 11, 2017


On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, communications professionals, colleagues and friends gathered to celebrate the achievements of five rising stars in the communications industry at NYWICI's 5th annual WiCi Awards. The event was sponsored by MediaCom, hosted by Bloomberg and emceed by Dyllan McGee, CEO & Executive Producer at McGee Media & Founder & Executive Producer of MAKERS.

The WiCi Awards are presented to women who represent the next generation of communications leaders. These women are also admired by their peers and employees, are actively involved in the communications industry, have made significant contributions to their companies, and embody the values of New York Women in Communications.

Wicis2017This year's award was given to (in bottom left photo, left to right): Mora NeilsonAssistant Vice President, Integrated Communications at L’Oréal Paris; Amanda CowieHead of Business & Strategy Communications, Bloomberg Media at Bloomberg L.P.; Amy OdellEditor at Cosmopolitan.com; Shari ReichenbergExecutive Director, Strategy and Planning at Ogilvy; and Leslie PittersonVice President of Communications, US Media at Nielsen.

The WiCi Awards honor women who...

  • Represent the next generation of communications leaders
  • Have made significant contributions to her company and industry
  • Are admired by peers and employees
  • Embody the values of New York Women in Communications
  • Are actively involved in the communications industry 

Wicis winners 2017

Each of the honorees shared their advice about their personal and professional successes:

Leslie Pitterson: “Always keep in mind to have a presence in every room that you’re in.”

Amanda Cowie: “You can’t ever sacrifice your self-integrity.”

Mora Neilson: “Raise your hand for the jobs that no one wants because you have a lot to gain and can make a real impact.”

Amy Odell: “If you’re afraid at work that means you’re probably doing your job.”

Shari Reichenberg​: “You can always find a way to bring you back to center.”


Photos: Jan Goldstoff


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