MATRIX AWARDS

Matrix Hall of Fame

Every year since 1970, NYWICI has awarded outstanding women in communications the prestigious Matrix Awards. The long list of past winners reads like a who-is-who of exceptional women in the fields of advertising, books, broadcasting, film, magazines, new media, newspapers and public relations and is a true reflection of achievements by women in communications.

Past winners have included Bernadette Peters, Geena Davis, Joan Didion, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Christiane Amanpour, Barbara Walters, Arianna Huffington, Meryl Streep, Annie Leibovitz, Anna Wintour, Gloria Steinem, Helen Thomas, Anna Quindlen and Cindy Adams to name just a few.

Past Honorees by Year

2018

Halle Berry | Mika Brzezinski | Kim Kelleher | Betsy Kenny Lack | Dia Simms | Alexandra Trower | Shelley Zalis

2017

Rukmini Callimachi | Gretchen Carlson | Susan Credle | Savannah Guthrie | Kristin Lemkau | Judy Smith | Nancy Weber

2016

Linda Boff | Nancy Dubuc | Lena Dunham | Nancy Gibbs | Carol Hamilton | Mellody Hobson | Liz Kaplow | Janice Min

2015

Kirsten Gillibrand | Debra L. Lee | Andrea Mitchell | Robbie Myers | Martine Reardon | Megan Smith

2014

Wendy Clark | Queen Latifah | Jane Mayer | Cynthia McFadden | Dyllan McGee | Eileen Naughton | Jonelle Procope

2013

Joanna Coles | Anne Finucane | Mindy Grossman | Bonnie Hammer | Jacki Kelley | Audra McDonald | Kara Swisher

2012

Tyra Banks | Gayle Butler | Glenn Close | Maria Cuomo Cole | Ann Curry | Laura Desmond | Zenia Mucha | Peggy Noonan

2011

Cindi Berger | Gwen Ifill | Robin Koval | Idina Menzel | Abbe Raven | Sheryl Sandberg | Gina Sanders | Betty White

2010

Susan Chira | Sheryl Crow | Tina Fey | Ina Garten | Doris Kearns Goodwin | Anne Keating | Gayle King | Marissa Mayer

2009

Campbell Brown | Leslee Dart | Monica Langley | Dany Levy | S. Epatha Merkerson | Sherrie Rollins Westin | Linda Sawyer | Linda Wells

2008

Joannie C. Danielides | Diane von Furstenberg* | Susan Gianinno | Linda Greenhouse | Ruth Reichl | Robin Roberts | Anna Deavere Smith | Anne Sweeney

2007

Cindy Adams | Lisa Caputo | Joan Didion | Pamela Fiori | Thelma Golden | Arianna Huffington | Susan Lyne | Meredith Vieira

2006

Jill Abramson | Candace Bushnell | Beth Comstock | Geena Davis | Ellen Degeneres* | Joan Hamburg | Cynthia Leive | Renetta McCann | Katherine Oliver

2005

Christiane Amanpour | Nina DiSesa | Linda Fairstein | Edie Falco | Amy Gross | Wenda Harris Millard | Charlotte Otto | Marjorie Scardino

2004

Alix M. Freedman | Ann Fudge | Susan Peterson Kennedy | Nell Merlino | Martha Nelson | Bernadette Peters | Debra Shriver | Paula Zahn

2003

Christy A. Ferer* | Gretchen C. Morgenson | Sheila Nevins | Maurie Perl | Carolyn K. Reidy | Jane Rosenthal | Daisy Expósito-Ulla | Kate White

2002

Carole Black | Peggy Conlon | Eve Ensler | Madeline de Vries | Kati Marton | Helen Thomas | Meg Whitman | Anna Wintour

2001

Andrea Alstrup | Judy Corman | Jane Friedman | Joanne Lipman | Judy McGrath | Valerie Salembier | Lois Smith | Pamela Thomas-Graham

2000

Candice Carpenter | Ranny Cooper | Patricia Cornwell | Patricia D. Fili-Krushel | Katharine Graham | Judith Jamison | Ann Jackson | Linda Kaplan Thaler

1999

Katie Couric | Esther Dyson | Joyce Hergenhan | Dorothy Kalins | Debbie A. Krenek | Linda Srere | Meryl Streep | Nan Talese

1998

Pilar Crespi | Anthea Disney | Phyllis McGrady | Bette Midler | Sally Minard | Janet Robinson | Rochelle Udell

1997

Red Burns | Nora Ephron | Anne Sutherland Fuchs | Betty Hudson | Laura Landro | Esther R. Newberg | Rosie O’Donnell | Mary Lou Quinlan

1996

Charlotte Beers | Whoopi Goldberg | Geraldine Laybourne | Liz Smith | Martha Stewart | Amy Tan | Patrice Tanaka

1995

Shelly Lazarus | Carolyn Lee | Patricia Matson | Toni Morrison | Cokie Roberts | Elizabeth Tilberis

1994

Gail Blanke | Maureen Dowd | Sarah Frank | Mary Ellen Mark | Ann S. Moore | Naomi Wolf | Ruth A. Wooden

1993

Jean L. Farinelli | Paula Forman | Jacqueline McCord Leo | Penny Marshall | Terry McMillan | Lesley Stahl | Alessandra Stanley

1992

Sylvia Chase | Fredrica S. Friedman | Lou Rena Hammond | Callie Khourie | Elizabeth Valk Long | Aileen Mehle | Helayne Spivak

1991

Penny Hawkey | Karen Elliott House | Annie Leibovitz | Joan Lunden | Grace Mirabella | Lynn Nesbit | Terrie Williams

1990

Tina Brown | Marian Burros | Phyllis E. Grann | Michelle H. Jordan | Louise McNamee | Lynn Sherr

1989

Kim Armstrong | Gail Collins | Nancy Evans | Frances Friedman | Ellen Levine | Betty Rollin

1988

Myrna Blyth | Carolyn Carter | Marilyn Laurie | Anna Quindlen | Carolyn Wall | Genevieve Young

1987

Margaret Booth | Jane Pauley | Elaine S. Reiss | Beverly Stephen | Susan L. Taylor | Wendy Weil

1986

Dorothea M. Brooks | Meredith Fernstrom | Charlayne Hunter-Gault | Kate Rand Lloyd | Marcella Rosen | Alice Walker

1985

Barbara Taylor Bradford | Laurel Cutler | Helen Gurley Brown | Eleanor Lambert | Flora Lewis | Mary Alice Williams

1984

Susan Brownmiller | Tamara K. Homer | Judy Lynn Prince | Enid Nemy | Patricia Ryan | Diane Sawyer

1983

Maya Angelou | Kay Koplovitz | Patricia Martin | Mary McGrory | Jane Bryant Quinn | Charlotte Kelly Veal

1982

Karen W. Arenson | Cathleen P. Black | Caroline R. Jones | Joyce Carol Oates | Jeannette E. Paladino | Kay J. Wight

1981

Letitia Baldrige | Judith Daniels | Beth Fallon | Pegeen Fitzgerald | Jane Brown Maas | Letty Cottin Pogrebin

1980

Franchellie Cadwell | Suzanne Garment | Frances Fitz Gerald | Barbara Hunter | Pamela Hill | Ruth Whitney

1979

Betty Furness | Marcia Ann Gillespie | Joan Lipton | Elaine R. Pitts | Harriet Rabb | Barbara Tuchman | Barbara Yuncker

1978

Rena R. Bartos | Jane E. Brody | Patricia Carbine | Dr. Dorothy Gregg | Barbara Seaman | Barbara Walters

1977

Ann Berk | Beatrice Buckler | Gloria Emerson | Muriel Fox | Ada Louise Huxtable | Nadeen Peterson

1976

Gay Pauley | Sylvia Porter | Lynn Povich | Marlene Sanders | Jean Schoonover | June Thursh

1975

Madeline Amgott | Aileen Corbett | Elizabeth Janeway | Charlotte Klein | Judy Klemesrud | Shirley Polykoff | Geraldine Rhoads

1974

Shana Alexander | Charlotte Curtis | Susanne Loeb | Joan Murray | Rita Sands

1973

Jo Foxworth | Sondra Gorney | Lucy Jarvis | Eileen Shanahan | Gail Sheehy

1972

Mary Andrews Ayres | Marylin Bender | Pat Coffin | Melba Toliver

1971

Gloria Steinem | Theo Wilson

*Indicates Special Awards

Past Honorees by Category

*Due to overlapping and merging, categories were eliminated in 2010

Advertising Broadcasting
2009 Linda Sawyer 2009 Campbell Brown
2008 Susan Gianinno 2008 Robin Roberts
2006 Renetta McCann 2007 Meredith Vieira
2005 Nina DiSesa 2005 Christiane Amanpour
2004 Ann Fudge 2004 Paula Zahn
2003 Daisy Exposito-Ulla 2003 Sheila Nevins
2002 Peggy Conlon 2002 Carole Black
2001 Andrea Alstrup 2001 Judy McGrath
2000 Linda Kaplan Thaler 2000 Patricia Fili-Krushel
1999 Linda Srere 1999 Katie Couric
1998 Sally Minard 1998 Phyllis McGrady
1997 Mary Lou Quinlan 1997 Rosie O’Donnell
1996 Charlotte Beers 1996 Geraldine Laybourne
1995 Shelly Lazarus 1995 Cokie Roberts
1994 Ruth A. Wooden 1994 Sarah Frank
1993 Paula Forman 1993 Lesley Stahl
1992 Helayne Spivak 1992 Sylvia Chase
1991 Penny Hawkey 1991 Joan Lunden
1990 Louise McNamee 1990 Lynn Sherr
1989 Kim Armstrong 1989 Betty Rollin
1988 Carolyn Carter 1988 Carolyn Wall
1987 Elaine S. Reiss 1987 Jane Pauley
1986 Marcella Rosen 1986 Charlayne Hunter-Gault
1985 Laurel Cutler 1985 Mary Alice Williams
1984 Tamara K. Homer 1984 Diane Sawyer
1983 Patricia Martin 1983 Kay Koplovitz
1982 Caroline R. Jones 1982 Kay J. Wight
1981 Jane Brown Maas 1981 Pegeen Fitzgerald
1980 Franchellie Cadwell 1980 Pamela Hill
1979 Joan Lipton 1979 Betty Furness
1978 Rena R. Bartos 1978 Barbara Walters
1977 Nadeen Peterson 1977 Ann Berk
1976 June Thursh 1976 Marlene Sanders
1975 Shirley Polykoff 1975 Madeline Amgott
1974 Joan Murray 1974 Rita Sands
1973 Jo Foxworth 1973 Lucy Jarvis
1972 Mary Andrews Ayres 1972 Melba Toliver
1971 Jane Trahey 1971 Aline Saarinen
Arts & Entertainment Film/Photography
2009 S. Epatha Merkerson 2006 Katherine Oliver
2008 Anna Deavere Smith 1999 Meryl Streep
2007 Thelma Golden 1998 Bette Midler
2006 Geena Davis 1997 Nora Ephron
2005 Edie Falco 1996 Whoopi Goldberg
2004 Bernadette Peters 1994 Mary Ellen Mark
2003 Jane Rosenthal 1993 Penny Marshall
2002 Eve Ensler 1992 Callie Khourie
2001 Lois Smith 1991 Annie Leibovitz
2000 Judith Jamison 1979 Harriet Rabb
1975 Aileen Corbett
Online Media
2005 Wenda Harris Millard Marketing
2004 Nell Merlino 2009 Sherrie Rollins Westin
2002 Meg Whitman 2007 Lisa Caputo
2001 Pamela Thomas-Graham
2000 Candice Carpenter Radio
1999 Esther Dyson 2006 Joan Hamburg
1997 Red Burns
Television
Digital Media 2008 Anne Sweeney
2009 Dany Levy
2007 Arianna Huffington Corporate Communications
2007 Susan Lyne
Books 2006 Beth Comstock
2007 Joan Didion
2006 Candace Bushnell Magazines
2005 Linda Fairstein 2009 Linda Wells
2004 Susan Petersen Kennedy 2008 Ruth Reichl
2003 Carolyn K. Reidy 2007 Pamela Fiori
2002 Kati Marton 2006 Cynthia Leive
2001 Jane Friedman 2005 Amy Gross
2000 Patricia Cornwell 2004 Martha Nelson
1999 Nan Talese 2003 Kate White
1998 Anthea Disney 2002 Anna Wintour
1997 Esther R. Newberg 2001 Valerie Salembier
1996 Amy Tan 2000 Ann Jackson
1995 Toni Morrison 1999 Dorothy Kalins
1994 Naomi Wolf 1998 Rochelle Udell
1993 Terry McMillan 1997 Anne Sutherland Fuchs
1992 Frederica S. Friedman 1996 Martha Stewart
1991 Lynn Nesbit 1995 Elizabeth Tilberis
1990 Phyllis E. Grann 1994 Ann S. Moore
1989 Nancy Evans 1993 Jaqueline McCord Leo
1988 Genevieve Young 1992 Elizabeth Valk Long
1987 Wendy Weil 1991 Grace Mirabella
1986 Alice Walker 1990 Tina Brown
1985 Barbara Taylor Bradford 1989 Ellen Levine
1984 Susan Brownmiller 1988 Myrna Blyth
1983 Maya Angelou 1987 Susan L. Taylor
1982 Joyce Carol Oates 1986 Kate Rand Lloyd
1981 Letty Cottin Pogrebin 1985 Helen Gurley Brown
1980 Frances Fitzgerald 1984 Patricia Ryan
1979 Barbara Tuchman 1983 Jane Bryant Quinn
1978 Barbara Seaman 1982 Cathleen P. Black
1977 Gloria Emerson 1981 Judith Daniels
1976 Sylvia Porter 1980 Ruth Whitney
1975 Elizabeth Janeway 1979 Marcia Ann Gillespie
1974 Marya Mannes 1978 Patricia Carbine
1977 Beatrice Buckler
Newspapers 1976 Lynn Povich
2009 Monica Langley 1975 Geraldine Rhoads
2008 Linda Greenhouse 1974 Shana Alexander
2007 Cindy Adams 1973 Gail Sheehy
2006 Jill Abramson 1972 Pat Coffin
2005 Marjorie M. Scardino 1971 Gloria Steinem
2004 Alix M. Freedman
2003 Gretchen Morgenson Public Relations
2002 Helen Thomas 2009 Leslee Dart
2001 Joanne Lipman 2008 Joannie C. Danielides
2000 Katharine Graham 2005 Charlotte R. Otto
1999 Debby A. Krenek 2004 Debra Shriver
1998 Janet Robinson 2003 Maurie Perl
1997 Laura Landro 2002 Madeline de Vries
1996 Liz Smith 2001 Judy Corman
1995 Carolyn Lee 2000 Ranny Cooper
1994 Maureen Dowd 1999 Joyce Hergenhan
1993 Alessandra Stanley 1998 Pilar Crespi
1992 Aileen Mehle 1997 Betty Hudson
1991 Karen Elliott House 1996 Patrice Tanaka
1990 Marian Burros 1995 Patricia Matson
1989 Gail Collins 1994 Gail Blanke
1988 Anna Quindlen 1993 Jean L. Farinelli
1987 Beverley Stephen 1992 Lou Rena Hammond
1986 Dorothea M. Brooks 1991 Terrie Williams
1985 Flora Lewis 1990 Michelle H. Jordan
1984 Enid Nemy 1989 Frances Friedman
1983 Mary McGrory 1988 Marilyn Laurie
1982 Karen W. Arenson 1987 Margaret Booth
1981 Beth Fallon 1986 Meredith Fernstrom
1980 Suzanne Garment 1985 Eleanor Lambert
1979 Barbara Yunker 1984 Judy Lynn Prince
1978 Jane E. Brody 1983 Charlotte Kelly Veal
1977 Ada Louis Huxtable 1982 Jeannette E. Paladino
1976 Gay Pauley 1981 Letitia Baldridge
1975 Judy Klemesrud 1980 Barbara Hunter
1974 Charlotte Curtis 1979 Elaine R. Pitts
1973 Ellen Shanahan 1978 Dr. Dorothy Gregg
1972 Marilyn Bender 1977 Muriel Fox
1971 Theo Wilson 1976 Jean Schoonover
1975 Charlotte Klein
1974 Susanne Loeb
1973 Sondra Gorney
1972 Caroline Hood
1971 Bess Myerson

Special Awards
2008 Diane von Furstenberg – Lifetime Achievement Award
2006 Ellen DeGeneres – Humanitarian Award
2003 Christy Ferer – For Service Communications

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Matrix Awards
2019 Matrix Nominations June 19, 2018
2018 Matrix Awards Recap April 23, 2018
2018 Matrix Sponsors March 31, 2018
Matrix Spotlights
SPOTLIGHT: HALLE BERRY April 10, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: KIM KELLEHER April 10, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: DIA SIMMS April 10, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: SHELLEY ZALIS April 10, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: JODI KANTOR April 10, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: EMILY STEEL April 10, 2018
SPOTLIGHT: MEGAN TWOHEY April 10, 2018
Ann Liguori SPOTLIGHT: ANN LIGUORI April 9, 2018