Blogs

Aloud Blog

May 22, 2017
What career changes are worth it? What does it mean to stand up for something we believe in? How do we negotiate with our partner, colleagues, family and friends to live our lives aligned with our values? On May 18, 2017, NYWICI hosted a panel...
May 18, 2017
Tweet your recommended links throughout the week and use #NYWICImustreads to be included in next Friday's Must Reads.   Career Gender Bias Goes Indie: Only 25 Percent of Films At Major Festivals Had Female Director, Study Finds (The Wrap) Women...
May 17, 2017
Government, finance and public transportation are not sectors that typically come to mind when considering careers in the communications industry, but they were front and center at “Non-Traditional Communications Jobs That Rock” panel on May 9, 2017...

Student Blog

December 24, 2015
  Having a career in broadcasting is not easy, but can definitely be rewarding, according to the women on the “Television & Radio Broadcasting” panel at NYWICI’s 2015 annual Student Career Conference. Many of the panelists described how they...
December 22, 2015
  Okay, don’t get me wrong, there is actually no direct way to buy your way into the industry. However, the power of coffee is extremely underestimated.     This idea was first brought to my attention last fall, when Ithaca’s College chapter of...
December 20, 2015
  Moderated by Doreen Naor, manager of Brands and Organizations and director of the Academy, the Lifestyle and Entertainment panel proved to be a successful session with inspirational insights from women in the industry. To start, Doreen asked the...

Hot Topic

Several months after two former interns sued Condé Nast with claims they were paid less than $1/hour for their internships at W and The New Yorker, the media company announced that they would discontinue their internship program in 2014. The news...
Did you catch the new skit with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake acting out a conversation spoken in “tweet?” #amazing. Jimmy and JT took a casual conversation to a whole new level, speaking out loud in the way many people write on their social...
As the conversation about women in the workplace continues to reach new heights, this week, New York Women in Communications brought together an impressive cross-generational panel to share their insight on what it takes to successfully navigate the...

Interviews

Joan Rivers, an internationally-acclaimed personality, passed away on Sept. 4, 2014, in Manhattan at age 81, following complications from a medical procedure. Joan succeeded in shattering many glass ceilings over the years, starting with stand-up...
NYWICI member Eunic Ortiz was a delegate at this year's Democratic National Convention. We asked her to tell us about that experience.  When did you develop your interest in politics? I first moved to New York City in 2008. I was working in...
As you’ve all probably noticed, the use of stories and storytelling is emerging as a powerful communications tool and becoming integral to how communicators define their content marketing approach. While we’ve all seen or experienced the use of a...

Spotlight On

Dolly Parton once said, “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” I believe no one embodies this better than Grace Leong, my fearless leader and CEO...
Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich is a career empowerment expert, as well as a digital content, marketing and social media specialist, and she is the host of NYWICI’s podcast Coffee Break w/ NYWICI. Julie honed her career expertise by developing a...
Danielle is the SVP business development, where she heads up the sales team at Magnet Media, working with clients on all things video: strategy, production and distribution. Before joining Magnet Media in July, her experience was wide and deep: It...