The New York Women in Communications' annual Member Empowerment Grant (MEG) is for longstanding NYWICI members who want to pursue professional development opportunities. Awards are granted each Spring and Fall for continuing education courses, conference attendance, career coaching and more.
Learn more about the New York Women in Communications Member Empowerment Grant and apply in the Spring 2016.
2015 Fall Recipients:
Jacqueline Dolly has spent the last 10 years as the senior director of Marketing and Communications at Junior Achievement of New York, Inc. She was inspired by her work on the NYWICI High School Outreach Committee, helping young girls pursue their dream careers. In order to make the transition from a career in the non-profit sector to the for-profit arena, Jacqueline will be using her MEG to supplement the cost of attending General Assembly’s Product Management and Digital Marketing courses.
Cheryl Fleisher is a copywriter and marketer at “consider yourself BRANDED,” a full-service brand/marketing studio. Looking forward to the next phase of her career, Cheryl discovered that fundraising was an area of interest for her. Cheryl is looking to reframe the skills she’s honed over the years as a newspaper promotion executive, communications professor, freelance copywriter and adult education marketer to become a non-profit grant writer and fundraising strategist. She will use her MEG to help finance a curriculum she developed herself, comprised of both free and paid courses at The Foundation Center, Philanthropy University and New York University.
2015 Spring Recipients:
Bridget Thoreson will be using her MEG to pursue a more traditional Professional Certification in Editing at NYU. An acquisitions editor at the Institution of Engineering & Technology, Bridget has worked in STEM publishing ever since graduating college. She is also a freelance editor and writer and has created her own digital publication geared toward young professional women. A completed certificate will give Bridget the skills and credential she needs to grow her career and further develop her digital publication and website.