Top Female Communications Leaders Honored with WiCi Award


CommPRO Editorial Staff

New York Women in Communications (NYWICI)  announced the 2018 WiCi Awards honorees, in recognition of the communications industry’s top rising stars. Five young communications leaders will be honored on Tuesday, October 23 during a special event hosted at the Meredith Corporation in New York City. Julie Hochheiser Illkovich, past WiCi honoree, and Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and President of Editorial Operations at Masthead Media Company, will emcee.

Top Female Communications Leaders Honored with WiCi AwardThe WiCi Awards complement the NYWICI’s prestigious annual Matrix Awards ceremony, which honors women at the pinnacle of their communications careers. WiCi Award winners are women who represent the next generation of communications leaders; have made significant contributions to her company and industry; are admired by peers and employees; embody the values of New York Women in Communications; and who are actively involved in the communications industry​​.

2018 WiCi Awards Honorees:

  • Jennifer Bender  Senior Manager of Strategy & Commercial Operations, Pfizer
  • Ashley Miles  Chief Client Officer, Head of Advertising, North America, Refinery29
  • Lauren Skowronski – Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, NBCUniversal
  • Michelle Tan  Editorial Director, MAKERS
  • Lisa Tobin  Executive Producer for Audio, The New York Times

Past award recipients include Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, Co-founders of theSkimm, Elaine Welteroth, Journalist and Editor; Leslie Pitterson, Vice President of Communications, U.S. Media, Nielsen; Tammy Tibbetts, CEO/Co-founder of She’s the First;  Amy Odell, Journalist; Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code;  Mara Schiavocampo, Correspondent for ABC News; and Sara Haines, TV Host and Journalist, among others.

 “We are proud to honor these remarkable women, whose talents and drive are making a lasting impact on the communications business,” said Judith Harrison, President, New York Women in Communications and Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Weber Shandwick. “We look forward to watching them continue to grow, lead and innovate in our ever-changing industry.”

New York Women in Communications is the premier professional organization for women in communications in the New York City metro-area, the hub that shapes the way people communicate around the world. The organization is dedicated to promoting the highest standards throughout the industry, providing education and leadership that empowers women communicators across all disciplines, and at every stage of their careers.

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