New York Women In Communications Announces the Winners of the Annual Wici Awards

September 29, 2014


Nine Rising Stars Representing the Next Generation of Communications Leaders

NEW YORK, NY (September 18, 2014) – Today New York Women in Communications announced the honorees of the annual WiCi Awards, an award which recognizes the extraordinary talent of emerging leaders making significant contributions in the changing landscape of communications. This peer-nominated award is a complement of the organization’s renowned Matrix Awards, which honors women at the pinnacle of their careers, such as Gloria Steinem, Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, and Tina Fey to name a few.

The award ceremony will be emceed by 2014 Matrix Award winner Dyllan McGee, Founder & Executive Producer, MAKERS, at an evening reception in New York City on October, 28th 2014 at AOL to celebrate this year’s WiCi Award honorees:

  • Zain Habboo - Senior Director for Digital & Multimedia Strategy, United Nations Foundation
  • Sarah Hofstetter - Chief Executive Officer, 360i
  • Stacy Martinet – Chief Marketing Officer, Mashable
  • Reshma Saujani – Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code
  • Mara Schiavocampo - Correspondent at ABC News
  • Maureen Sullivan - President, & Lifestyle Brands
  • J. Courtney Sullivan - Best Selling Author: Commencement, Maine, and The Engagements
  • Danielle Weisberg - Co-Founder, theSkimm and Carly Zakin, Co-founder, theSkimm


 “We are delighted to celebrate these nine remarkable, driven women who inspire others by their accomplishments and ability to stay ahead of the rapidly emerging trends of our industry,” said Linda Descano, CFA, President of New York Women in Communications and Managing Director and Head, Content & Social, North America, Citi. “We look forward to recognizing their achievements and growing success.”

New York Women in Communications is the premier professional organization for women in communications in the New York City metro-area, the hub that shapes the way people communicate around the world. The organization is dedicated to promoting the highest standards throughout the industry, providing education and leadership that empowers women communicators across all disciplines, and at every stage of their careers.



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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.