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The 2020 Matrix Awards

 

Leading the Way for Women

Over the last 50 years, the women of NYWICI have led the way in breaking down barriers for other women and supporting the next generation of female leaders. They’ve done it through their personal career triumphs, within the organizations they support and in the world around us though the work that they do. The Matrix Awards presented by NYWICI is our moment to honor our industry’s most outstanding leaders and celebrate all the courageous women that have come before them and those that will come after.

Emcee Gayle King takes the Matrix Awards audience through a moving history of women’s push toward equality, presents Matrix Awards to seven women who are outstanding in the world of communications; and she presents NYWICI’s 13 scholarship winners.

 

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Click to scroll through the 2020 Matrix Journal, a commemorative program for the presentation.
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2020 MATRIX HONOREES & SPEAKERS

Gayle KingEMCEE
Gayle King

Co-Host, CBS This Morning
Contributing Editor,
O, The Oprah Magazine
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MATRIX HONOREE
Carla Hassan

Chief Marketing Officer
Citi
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Ann LewnesMATRIX HONOREE
Ann Lewnes

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Adobe
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Barri RaffertyMATRIX HONOREE
Barri Rafferty

Executive Vice President and Head of Communications
Wells Fargo
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Carol H. WilliamsMATRIX HONOREE
Carol H. Williams

President, CEO and Chief Creative Officer
Carol H. Williams Advertising
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Linda YaccarinoMATRIX HONOREE
Linda Yaccarino 

Chairman, Global Advertising and Partnerships,
NBCUniversal
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Susan ZirinskyMATRIX HONOREE
Susan Zirinsky

President and Senior Executive Producer
CBS News
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Tina Tchen2020 INCITE AWARD
Tina Tchen

CEO
TIME’S UP Now & TIME’S UP Foundation
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2020 MATRIX PRESENTERS

Julia BoorstinPRESENTER
Julia Boorstin
CNBC Senior Media & Entertainment Correspondent
Presenting to Linda Yaccarino
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Mika BrzezinskiPRESENTER
Mika Brzezinski
Co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe
Presenting to Linda Yaccarino
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Margo GeorgiadisPRESENTER
Margo Georgiadis
President and CEO, Ancestry.com
Presenting to Ann Lewnes
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Savannah GuthriePRESENTER
Savannah Guthrie
Co-anchor of “Today” and NBC News chief legal correspondent
Presenting to Linda Yaccarino
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Jenna Bush Hager PRESENTER
Jenna Bush Hager
Co-host, “Today with Hoda & Jenna”
Presenting to Linda Yaccarino
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Sheinelle JonesPRESENTER
Sheinelle Jones
NBC News, Co-host, 3rd Hour, “Today”
Presenting to Linda Yaccarino
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Hoda KotbPRESENTER
Hoda Kotb
Co-anchor, “Today”; Co-host of “Today with Hoda & Jenna”
Presenting to Linda Yaccarino
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Antonio LucioPRESENTER
Antonio Lucio
Former Global CMO, Facebook
Presenting to Carla Hassan
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Roland S. MartinPRESENTER
Roland S. Martin
Journalist and Host, #RolandMartinUnfiltered
Presenting to Carol H. Williams
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Dyllan McGeePRESENTER
Dyllan McGee
Filmmaker & founder, McGee Media
Presenting to Tina Tchen
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Andrea MitchellPRESENTER
Andrea Mitchell
NBC News, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent; Host, “Andrea Mitchell Reports”
Presenting to Linda Yaccarino
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Natalie MoralesPRESENTER
Natalie Morales
NBC News, West Coast Anchor, “Today”
Presenting to Linda Yaccarino
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Dawn RobertsonPRESENTER
Dawn Robertson
CEO, On Campus Marketing
Presenting to Barri Rafferty
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Stephanie RuhlePRESENTER
Stephanie Ruhle
NBC News; MSNBC Anchor, “MSNBC Live”; NBC News Senior Business Correspondent
Presenting to Linda Yaccarino
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Savannah SellersPRESENTER
Savannah Sellers
NBC News, Co-host “Stay Tuned”; NBC News Correspondent
Presenting to Linda Yaccarino
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Lesley StahlPRESENTER
Lesley Stahl
“60 Minutes,” CBS News Correspondent
Presenting to Susan Zirinsky
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BY THE NUMBERS

$1.9M

awarded in scholarships since 1998

344

young women to date have received scholarships

340+

women have been awarded Matrix awards since 1971

$47K

has been awarded in Pivot grants to 30 deserving women since 2012.

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NYWICI 50th Matrix Awards Agenda

12:00 P.M. ET – Pre-Show

12:05 P.M. ET – Opening and Welcome Remarks
Featuring emcee Gayle King, a look back at the Matrix awards over the last 50 years, and more

12:15 P.M. ET – The Awards Show
A series of segments introducing and honoring our Matrix Award winners and the 2020 Incite Award winner. We’ll also hear from our scholarship winners as they navigate the start of their careers and seek advice from past Matrix Award Honorees. NYWICI President-Elect Ashley Miles will also tee up NYWICI President Judith Harrison as she reflects on the ending of her remarkable two year presidency.

Matrix Award Honorees: Carla Hassan, Ann Lewnes, Barri Rafferty, Carol H. Williams, Linda Yaccarino, Susan Zirinsky
Award Presenters: Antonio Lucio, Margo Georgiadis, Dawn Robertson, Roland Martin, and more

2020 Incite Award: Tina Tchen, presented by Dyllan McGee

1:05 P.M. ET – Closing Remarks
A reflection on the show from emcee Gayle King and closing credits

OUR SPONSORS

Interested in sponsoring the 2020 Matrix Awards? Proceeds from the Matrix Awards are used by the organization to fund scholarships, develop and maintain a full calendar of affordable programs and special events, and for networking and support systems for the organization’s members and the community. To find out more about becoming a sponsor click here or email info@nywici.org.

For additional questions, please contact info@nywici.org.

2019 MATRIX AWARDS

2019 Honoree Padma Lakshmi

2019 Honoree Norah O’Donnell

2019 Honoree Susan Magrino

2019 Scholarship Winners

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