Inaugural WiCi Awards To Honor Women Defining Today's Communications Industry

September 12, 2013

New York Women In Communications Selects 10 Rising Stars Who Are Changing the Game

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2013) – Today New York Women in Communications announces the honorees of the inaugural WiCi Awards, the peer-nominated award which recognizes the extraordinary talent of emerging leaders who are making significant contributions to others and the industry. The award ceremony will be emceed by Lesley Jane Seymour, editor in chief, More magazine, and presented during an evening reception in New York City on September 18th, 2013 at McGraw Hill Financial.

New York Women in Communications, in partnership with Mashable, presents the 2013 WiCi Award honorees:

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson - Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer, Digital Brand Architects
Deborah Brenner - Founder & President, Women of the Vine
Sara Haines - ABC News Correspondent
Rachel Sterne Haot - Chief Digital Officer, City of New York
Dustee Tucker Jenkins - Vice President, Public Relations, Target Corporation
Abbey Klaassen - Editor, Ad Age
Lauren Bush Lauren - CEO, Creative Director and Co-Founder, FEED Projects
Kass Lazerow - Former Co-Founder and COO of Buddy Media
María Cristina Marrero - Editor-in-Chief, Siempre Mujer Magazine
Jenna Wortham - Technology Reporter, The New York Times

“We are thrilled to acknowledge the ten fearless and extraordinary women who are changing the landscape of our industry,” said Liz Kaplow, President of New York Women in Communications and President and CEO of KAPLOW.  “These ten emerging leaders are at the forefront of the evolving communications industry. We look forward to recognizing their achievements and encourage all women to strive for excellence.”

The WiCi Awards for emerging leaders will complement the organization’s flagship Matrix Awards, which honor women at the pinnacle of their careers, such as Arianna Huffington, Meredith Vieira, Martha Stewart, Tina Fey and Anna Wintour, among others. The Matrix Awards, which has been annually presented since 1970, will be held on April 28, 2014.

New York Women in Communications is dedicated to promoting the highest standards throughout the industry, providing education and leadership, while inspiring the next generation to achieve and share their successes. With a focus on issues relating to women in the workplace at all stages of their careers and the changing landscape of communications, New York Women in Communications is the premier organization for women communications professionals in the New York City metro-area.


Alana Sorrentino
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New York Women in Communications

New York Women in Communications, founded in 1929, is a not-for-profit organization of almost 2,000 communications professionals dedicated to promoting the highest standards throughout the industry and to providing education and leadership for the next generation. The membership encompasses senior executives and other experienced communicators from a wide range of enterprises as well as young professionals and students. The organization empowers women in all communications disciplines to reach their full potential by promoting their professional growth and inspiring them to achieve and share their successes in the rapidly changing world of communications.