The 2019 Matrix Awards
On May 6, 2019 New York Women in Communications presented the 2019 Matrix Awards to eight extraordinary women in the communications industry in honor of their accomplishments and contributions. These women will enter into the Matrix Awards hall of fame, joining past Matrix Award winners who represent the best in class, including Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, Tina Fey, Diane Sawyer, Meryl Streep, Gretchen Carlson and Joanna Coles, to name a few. The awards were hosted by Bloomberg Media Group and emceed by Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Founder, Know Your Value.
Matrix photos: Annie Watts
Each Matrix honoree shared their words of wisdom and stories of success, which all shared a common thread—be your relentless self and invest in women:
2019 Matrix Awards Honorees & Presenters:
‘I challenge everyone here today to think of a way to invest in a woman who deserves a big boost.’
‘I want to challenge every successful woman in this room, who is able to seek out women they can help and offer mentorship.’
‘New York Women in Communications is extremely important to me and to the young women out there right now who dream of becoming a journalist… of telling the truth… of enlightening people and connecting them to the issues that matter most.’
‘I urge you to answer, from the depths of your heart and the height of our own ambition, a question posed by my favorite poet, “tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.” We are watching with great excitement.’
Also recognized at this year’s awards were the 2019 NYWICI Foundation scholarship recipients. Proceeds from the Matrix Awards go toward a full range of scholarships for women at every stage of their career. To date, New York Women in Communications, the largest foundation for communications scholarships for women in the country, has given more than $1.7 million dollars in scholarship support.
NYWICI is already eagerly beginning to plan the 2020 Matrix Awards which will be the 50th anniversary of this momentous occasion.
This year’s Matrix Awards were hosted by: