Events Calendar

MAR 03

Night of Networking at PS450

Join us for a casual networking event at PS450 and enjoy conversation, cocktails, and complimentary tapas. This event is open to members and non-members, alike.



450 Park Ave South

New York, New York


6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


Member Tickets: $10 / Guest Tickets: $10

No refunds after Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Event Host

MAR 11

Beyond the Boyfriend--Why Relationships in the Workplace Matter

The AWNY Young Executives Annual Career Development Panel present:

 "Beyond the Boyfriend - Why Relationships
In the Workplace Matter More"

Being a young adult and newly embarking on your career, it can be difficult to manage all the important relationships in your life. To ensure future success, it's vital to understand how to develop, maintain and grow successful workplace relationships to help achieve the best you can be in your career path.  We cordially invite you to hear our panel to discuss "Why Work Relationships Matter" as they share their first-hand advice, experiences and insight on how/why/when to build these relationships in your 20’s.    
What we'll strive to learn:

  • What are the different types of supporters you surround yourself with during your career?
  • How important are mentors, how does one find a mentor?
  • How to manage both positive and negative relationships with co-workers and managers
  • Examples of how a mentor or work-relationship has impacted your career - both in a positive and negative light
  • How do you maintain relationships as you move up the corporate ladder within an organization, or onto another one

Susan Aminoff, CEO Elias Arts Audio Branding
Jenn Mancini, Director of East Coast Sales, Maker Studios
Janine Martella, Director of Conferences & Committees, Association of National Advertisers
Brad Westbrook, Chief Revenue Officer, A+

Additional panelists to be announced. 



100 W 33rd Street

New York, New York


6:30 pm — 8:00 pm


Member Tickets: $45 / Guest Tickets: $60

No refunds after Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Event Host

MAR 28

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

The AWNY Multicultural Alliance Presents: A Saturday Session

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

Opening Remarks: State of  the Union for the Multicultural Community in our Industry and Why Companies Want this to Change

Workshops – Choose two of the following:

  1. Plotting your Career When the Sands are Shifting – New role? New company? You want to be an entrepreneur? Learn from those who have reinvented themselves in our evolving industry.
  2. Developing Your Personal Brand –how to raise one’s voice in the office; how to create digital eminence and effective social branding; how to make sure you plot your own career path rather than having others plot it for you.
  3. Managing Difficult Conversations – an interactive communications workshop.
  4. The Art of Creating Powerful Relationships - Identifying your work posse / support system and your responsibility for making it work for you.

And that’s not all! Culturally diverse coaches will be on hand to help you create your personalized blueprint before the end of the day.

We’ll also enjoy networking, lunch, fun, raffle prizes and closing cocktails!

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Cindy Augustine, Global Chief Talent Officer, FCB
  • Caroline Ceniza-Levine, Career Expert, Six Figure Start
  •  Wendy Credle, Founder, Spanda Corporate Workshops & Executive Coaching; Attorney,Credle and Associates
  • Della de la Fuente, Director, Corporate Initiatives, kbs+
  •  Ellie Heyman, Co-Founder, Up Business Communications
  • Cynthia Park, Managing Partner, ColorH20Partners
  • Ericka Pittman, Vice President of Blue Flame Agency (a Sean Combs Company)
  • Mary Jo Romeo, Co-Founder, Up Business Communications
  • Lucia Ballas TraynorCo-Founder and Executive Vice President of Cafemom's Mamáslatinas, CMI Marketing, Inc. 
  • Carol Watson, President, Watson and AWNY Board and Foundation Board member

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


Member Tickets: $75 / Guest Tickets: $100

No refunds after Friday, March 13, 2015

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 — 9:00 pm


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

No refunds after Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Presenting Sponsor

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.

*Limited seating for breakfast. Please reserve early. 
Get up close and personal with a subset of this year's honorees. Enjoy networking and an intimate panel discussion. Details coming soon. 

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

Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing before Tuesday, March 10th
 to save 10%!


Cipriani 42nd Street

120 E 42nd St

New York, New York 10017


11:30 am — 2:00 pm


Breakfast Panel: $0 / Member Tickets: $225 / Guest Tickets: $315 / Table of 10: $3150

No refunds after Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Presenting Sponsor

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