Upcoming WMG Events

  • Tuesday, 9/26/17, 12:30pm - Luncheon at Sarabeth; Speaker: Lynn Povich, author of The Good Girl's Revolt
  • Tuesday, 10/24/17, 12:30pm - Luncheon at Upper Story; Speaker: Deb Mazar, author of Super Tuscan
  • Thursday, 11/9/17, 12:30pm - Brown Bag with Miral Sattar on How to Make Your Own Webinar for Business
  • Tuesday, 12/5/17, 6 pm - WMG Holiday Party

Industry Events

April 3-6, 2017 - Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy
May 31-June 2, 2017 - BookExpo America, New York NY

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Women’s Media Group, founded in 1973, is a New York-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved prominence in many fields of media. Our 250-plus members, drawn from book, magazine, and newspaper publishing; film, television, online and other digital media, meet, collaborate, inform and support one another as well as mentor young women interested in publishing careers. We seek to advance the position of all women through the power of communication and media.

WMG provides a forum for networking, career development and advocacy. Activities include monthly meetings, seminars, cultural events. The group also runs a college fellowship for minority women.

The Women's Media Group is proud of the accomplishments and diversity of its members and seeks to advance the position of all women through the power of communication and media.

From its inception, WMG has worked to grow and support women. Recognizing the need for a women-only networking group was an important step in the ’70s. WMG members also were inspired by women speakers, which over the years have included Gloria Steinem, Molly Ivins, Beverly Sills, Susan Isaacs, Wendy Wasserstein, and Ruth Reichl. WMG actively worked on issues of concern to women such as support of the Equal Rights Amendment, funded intern programs for deserving young college women, offered classes to members, and organized salary surveys to help members gain crucial information about their financial situation. More recently, WMG’s events and speakers have helped members understand, discuss, and seek to address the deep changes unfolding in our industry. Here’s a look at our programs and benefits:

  • Speaker Luncheons: A great way to connect, these paid, sit-down events occur about six times a year. Guests are most welcome. Our luncheon speakers are prominent, accomplished women. Past speakers have included a U.S. Congresswoman, a New Yorker fiction editor, digital media executives, and more. 
  • Brown-Bag Workshops: These free events are smaller, informal, lunchtime roundtables, often held in a publisher’s conference room. Guests are welcome. You bring your own lunch and listen to an invited speaker give a short talk or moderate a discussion on an industry topic. 
  • Members’ Small Dinners: Hosted by individual members at their homes or at a restaurant, groups of 6 to 8 members get acquainted in a more intimate setting. 
  • Other events include our holiday party, wine and cheese tastings, movie screenings, summer happy hour, and whatever else our programming committee thinks up. There’s always room for new directions: Ideas are always welcome! 
  • Group Discounts: Members enjoy discounts to industry conferences and subscriptions as well as other goods and services in the New York area.
  • Student Fellowship/Mentoring Program: The WMG Educational Foundation supports students from CUNY’s Publishing Certificate Program with stipends and an intensive mentoring program that matches students with members. 
Interested in becoming a WMG member? To find out more, click here.
 
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