NEW YORK, NY (August 8, 2018) - The Women’s Media Group announced the recipients of its 2018 Fellowship, created to support young women of color who are interested in publishing careers. Two women were honored during a luncheon which took place at the Upper Story restaurant in New York City on June 14, 2018. The fellowships were presented by Miral Sattar of Bibliocrunch, who is WMG’s Co-President, along with Dee Dee De Bartlo of De Bartlo & Co.
In recent years, WMG has partnered with Retha Powers, Assistant Director of the Publishing Certificate Program (PCP) at the City College of New York, to identify students who show exceptional promise and a strong commitment to working in media. Fellowship recipients receive invitations to WMG events over the summer, one-on-one mentoring from its members, and a stipend to help cover living costs, among other benefits.
Jennifer A. Perry, Vice President, Worldwide Publishing, at Sesame Workshop, was host to the two WMG Summer Fellows for a one-day mentorship focused on licensed publishing. Said Perry, “My whole team was involved—they were excited to share their personal career paths as well as their expertise to help nurture the next generation of publishing professionals.”
Worldwide Publishing at Sesame Workshop was host to the Women’s Media Group Fellowship recipients for a one-day mentorship focused on licensed publishing. l. to r.: Aurora Soriano, Jennifer A. Perry of Worldwide Publishing / Sesame Workshop, and Tahmena Hussain.
The 2018 WMG Fellowship Recipients
The WMG Fellowship and Scholarship Committee Members Are:
“We look forward to mentoring and working with these outstanding young women and we hope to contribute to more diversity in the book industry by welcoming them into our community,” said Miral Sattar, Co-President of WMG.
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