Events Calendar

MAR 28

2015 Career Recharge and Renew: A Blueprint for a more Powerful You

This event is sold out. Please contact to be added to the wait list. 

The AWNY Multicultural Alliance Presents: A Saturday Session

2015 Career Recharge and Renew: A Blueprint for a more Powerful You

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, sponsored by iHeartMedia

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Welcome - AWNY Multicultural Alliance

9:05 AM – 9:08 AM
Event Host Opening Remarks
Kathleen Diamantakis, Co-Chief Strategy Officer,KBS+

9:08 AM - 9:15 AM
Opening Remarks from Jacque Reid, WNBC/CH4 Co-Anchor of "New York Live"

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Opening Activity / Warm Up

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Leadership Today and For Tomorrow in Our Industry
Cindy Augustine, Chief Talent Officer, FCB

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
Own Your Own Power Part 1
Discovering What’s Holding You Back 
Wendy Credle, Spanda Coaching

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Session A Workshops - Two offered, pick one

Option 1
Resilience in Work and Life: Managing the Shifting Sands Of Overwhelm and Extreme Change
Caroline Ceniza - Levine, Career Expert, Six Figure Start

Option 2 
Managing Difficult Conversations
An Interactive Communications Workshop 
Ellie Heyman and Mary Jo Romeo
UP Business Communications

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Session B Workshops - Two offered, pick one

Option 1
What is Executive Presence Really About?
Marielle Dabbah, CEO, Red Shoe Movement

Option 2
Managing Difficult Conversations
An Interactive Communications Workshop
Ellie Heyman and Mary Jo Romeo
Up Business Communications

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
LUNCH, sponsored by Fresh Direct

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch  & Learn with Jacque Reid to Moderate Panel
Lucia Ballas-Traynor, Co-Founder & EVP, Cafemom
Laura Mignott, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, DigitalFlash
Cynthia Park, Managing Partner, Color H2O
Ericka PittmanVP Chairman's Office, Combs Enterprises

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Own Your Own Power Part 2
What are you Going to Do About It?
Wendy Credle, Spanda Coaching

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Share and Compare
(a brief summary of lessons 
learned throughout the day)

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Bringing it all together by THE DRUMMING CIRCLE with Mary Knysh

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
sponsored by KBS+ & Ciroc

Attire: Weekend casual –tee shirts, sneakers, sweats, pjs (just kidding, but you get the spirit)
Come with your most pressing career / life challenge and leave with a blueprint for moving to a more powerful you!



160 Varick Street

New York, New York


9:00 am — 4:00 pm

In-Kind Host & Cocktail Sponsor

In-Kind Lunch Sponsor

In-Kind Breakfast Sponsor

In-Kind Drumming Circle Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor

APR 13

2015 Annual Roast with Martine Reardon

2015 Roastee: Martine Reardon, Chief Marketing Officer, Macy’s Inc.

Confirmed Roasters:

  • Bob Jeffrey, Worldwide Chairman and CEO, JWT Worldwide
  • Jeff Kantor, Chief Stores Officer,
  • Clinton Kelly, Style Consultant, Macy's Spokesman and Co-Host of The Chew and What Not to Wear
  • Nancy McKay, CEO, Nest Fragrances
  • Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO, iHeartMedia 

The proceeds from each AWNY event support our organizations' ability to serve professionals in media, marketing, and communications at each career stage; they also fund a portion of the philanthropic endeavors of the AWNY Foundation.


Cipriani 42nd Street

110 E. 42nd St.

New York, New York


6:00 pm — 8:30 pm


Member Tickets: $375 / Guest Tickets: $475 / Table of 10: $4500

No refunds after Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Presenting Sponsor

APR 14

Gaining Ground - Handling Your Conflicts

Gaining Ground: Handling Your Conflicts is a new addition to the Gaining Ground Workshop Series that is back by popular demand. It’s designed exclusively for AWNY's mid to senior level Resident Members. Created by UP Business Communications, Gaining Ground offers women an opportunity to discover their most powerful, personal communication style and an actionable strategy to advance in the workplace. 

Gaining Ground: Handling Your Conflicts

In the business world, difficult conversations frequently occur. The key is to move through them to the best possible outcome. Men and women greatly vary in their communication strengths and styles for handling conflict. Gender dynamics often add an additional level of complication to tense moments. 

This session prepares women to handle difficult conversations with women and men. Key areas of focus include: probing for the other person’s point of view, listening, the importance of empathy, knowing when to engage and finding an acceptable resolution.

This intimate program is limited to 50 AWNY Resident Members.


Meredith Corporation

805 Third Ave

New York, New York


6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


Member Tickets: $25

No refunds after Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Event Host

APR 21

2015 Changing The Game Awards

AWNY's Changing the Game Awards recognize women within the industry who are true catalysts of innovation -- fearlessly making bold moves and reinventing the rules of marketing to transform their brands, their organizations, and those of their clients. Join us as we recognize these women, learn about their achievements and become inspired by how their journeys might affect your career path.

Luncheon Emcee: Stephanie Ruhle - Anchor, Bloomberg Television


Brainwave: Changing the Way a Brand or Product is Marketed

Judy Berei – Director, Brand Marketing, Novartis 
Rachel Shechtman – Founder, Story 
Debbie Sterling – Founder & CEO, GoldieBlox 
Wendy Svarre –  President & CEO, The Americas, Hunter 
Shelley Zalis –  CEO & Founder, Ipsos OTX & The Ipsos Girls’ Lounge

Paradigm Shift: Changing the Way a Customer Segment or Target Audience is Approached

Laura Henderson – Associate Director, US Media & Communications, Mondelez
Lisa Hsia – EVP, Bravo & Oxygen Digital Media, NBCUniversal
Shireen Jiwan – Founder & CEO, Sleuth 
Denise Karkos – Chief Marketing Officer, TD Ameritrade

Quantum Leap: Changing the Way an Organization is Aligned to Pro-Actively Meet New Challenges

Shirley Au – President & Chief Operating Officer, Huge
Maryam Banikarim – Global CMO, Hyatt Hotels 
Sarah Hofstetter – CEO, 360i 
Zazie Lucke – Head of Global Media Marketing, Bloomberg Media 
Lisa Weinstein – President, Global Digital, Data & Analysis, Starcom MediaVest Group

No Apologies: Creating Whole New Business Models, Industries, or Marketplace Opportunities

Stephanie Horbaczewski – President & CEO, StyleHaul 
Shauna Mei – Founder & CEO,
Dao Nguyen – Publisher, BuzzFeed
Reshma Saujani – Founder, Girls Who Code


Cipriani 42nd Street

120 E 42nd St

New York, New York 10017


11:30 am — 2:00 pm


Member Tickets: $250 / Guest Tickets: $350 / Table of 10: $3500

No refunds after Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Presenting Sponsor

Title Sponsor

MAY 05

#GetTeleported with Marriott

In our next Master Class, learn how Marriott International is leading the pack with the use of virtual reality technology to “transport” and excite customers about future travel experiences that are possible through its suite of global hotel destinations. Listen to Karen Olivares, Senior Director of Brand Marketing, who will share case studies in how this and other  technologies are being utilized across its marketing channels to engage customers and enhance its brand positioning.




New York, New York


6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


Member Tickets: $50 / Guest Tickets: $75

No refunds after Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MAY 14

Content Revolution 2015

Engineering the Future of Content: How Brands are using Technology to Connect with Customers

How can content help you create meaningful engagement with your audience? AWNY’s Content Revolution explores how brands are using new technologies to distribute content to the right person in the right place at the right time with the right message.

Learn how brands are using personalization and interactivity in their content marketing and taking engagement to the next level.

Emilio Garcia-Ruiz Managing Editor, The Washington Post


Kim Kyaw, Manager Digital Marketing and Social Media, Jaguar Land Rover North America
Anna Papadopoulos, VP, Integrated Media Services, Prudential Financial

…additional panelists to be announced soon



19 West 22nd Street

4th Floor

New York, New York 10010


7:45 am — 9:30 am


Member Tickets: $95 / Guest Tickets: $150

No refunds after Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Co-Presenting Sponsors