By Marianne Schnall
October 23, 2013
More than 400 people gathered in New York to honor and celebrate women who are making themselves and other women visible and powerful in media.
The substantial impact of women in media—in all its forms—took center stage at the 2013 Women’s Media Awards in New York City on October 8. Whether working in media that’s mainstream or alternative, corporate or independent, collaborative or individual, the award winners were recognized for using their platforms to promote visibility for women’s perspectives and experiences.
After Women’s Media Center Board Chair Lauren Embrey kicked off the evening, host Lily Tomlin called for renewed feminist energy and representation: “It’s so important to make more women’s and girls’ voices heard in power, in the forefront, equal to men and boys. We’re 51 percent of the population; we deserve to be half of the influence.” . . .