New York, NY - May 11, 2022
The Women’s Media Group (WMG), a New York City-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved prominence in publishing and many fields of media, has selected its new Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term and established a new financial award to support young women from diverse backgrounds pursuing media careers.
Among the officers are Co-Presidents Jennifer A. Perry and Charlie Schroder, both rising from other board positions, and Christen Pruitt, the first former WMG Scholar to assume a board position in the organization’s almost 50-year history.
Women's Media Group Board of Directors for 2022–23
Jennifer A. Perry (Barnes & Noble), Co-President
Charlie Schroder (Scribd), Co-President
Julie Blattberg (Publishing Consultant), President Emerita
Jodi Brockington (Niara Consulting), Board Member at Large
Christina Cerio (Freckled Media), Business Manager
Brittany Fuller (Content Creator), Communications Chair
Ashley Gordon (Hewlett Packard), Fundraising Co-Chair
Nevin Mays (Nevin Mays Editorial), Scholarships Chair
Mary McAveney (Open Road Media), Fundraising Co-Chair
Christy Mirabal (SiriusXM), Treasurer
Christen Pruitt (Cannabiz Media), Secretary
Kathy Sandler (Penguin Random House), President Emerita
Chandra Turner (The Talent Fairy), Membership Chair
Jane Wesman (Jane Wesman PR), Programming Chair
Co-Presidents Jennifer A. Perry and Charlie Schroder also announced the establishment of the WMG Presidents Emeritae Award, “This new annual award strengthens and expands WMG’s longstanding mission to provide financial aid to women with diverse backgrounds pursuing careers in any aspect of publishing or media. Named in tribute to outgoing leaders Julie Blattberg and Kathy Sandler and intended to honor the commitment of all past presidents, the Presidents Emeritae Award is structured to enable WMG to address a situationally specific need or current priorities of our membership.” In 2021, WMG disbursed over $25,000 to students enrolled at the City University of New York, Columbia University, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York University, and Pace University.
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