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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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2020 MATRIX HONOREES & SPEAKERS
2020 MATRIX PRESENTERS
BY THE NUMBERS
awarded in scholarships since 1998
young women to date have received scholarships
women have been awarded Matrix awards since 1971
has been awarded in Pivot grants to 30 deserving women since 2012.
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
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2019 MATRIX AWARDS
2019 Honoree Padma Lakshmi
2019 Honoree Norah O’Donnell
2019 Honoree Susan Magrino
2019 Scholarship Winners