Matrix photos: Annie Watts

The 2020 Matrix Awards

Save the date for the 2020 Matrix Awards on May 18, 2020 from 12-2 PM at the Sheraton Times Square. We will be celebrating 50 years of NYWICI Matrix Awards!

The 2020 Matrix Awards will be hosted by IPG.

 

2019 Matrix Recap

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 Watt

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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:

Emcee: Mika Brzezinski

Co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” founder of “Know Your Value” and the author of four best-selling books.

‘I challenge everyone here today to think of a way to invest in a woman who deserves a big boost.’

Padma Lakshmi

Host & Executive Producer, “Top Chef,” Best-Selling Author, Food Expert, Ambassador for ACLU Immigration & Women’s Health and United Nations Development Programme

Presented by Sarah Barnett

‘I want to challenge every successful woman in this room, who is able to seek out women they can help and offer mentorship.’

Kate Lewis

Chief Content Officer
Hearst Magazines

Presented by Jessica Pels

‘My motto is “Enter Smiling.” It’s not the catchphrase of a hardened business woman – but it’s who I am.’

Jeanine D. Liburd

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
BET Networks

Presented by Bob Bakish

‘Do you want people interrupting you… or do you want people to see you and value you for who you are? As an industry we have to do better.’

Susan Magrino

Chairman & CEO
Magrino PR

Presented by Martha Stewart

‘My advice to managers and people on their way up in the working world: Take the opportunity. Give the opportunity. Take the risk. Give the risk.’

Norah O’Donnell

Incoming Anchor and Managing Editor of CBS Evening News

Presented by Gayle King

‘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.’

Kathy Ring

CEO
Starcom USA

Presented by Renetta McCann

‘Walk with purpose. That means whatever you do – work hard and do your very best with your whole head and your whole heart. Act like you belong – even if you have your doubts.’

Lisa Sherman

President & CEO
The Ad Council

Presented by Bruce Gordon

‘Find what scares you and take that risk.’ ‘So here’s my advice – don’t ever settle. Find disparity and correct it, find injustice and right it. Find your passion and pursue it.’

Sally Susman

Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Pfizer

Presented by Albert Bourla

‘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:

 

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