Gabourey Sidibe, Blythe Danner Among 2015 NY Women in Film & Television Honorees

Over 1100 entertainment industry executives gathered in midtown Manhattan on December 10th to celebrate New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) 2015 Muse Awards honorees that included actresses: Gabourey Sidibe, Blythe Danner and Patricia Clarkson, as well as BBC America president, Sarah Barnett and Marvel Studios’ Victoria Alonso. Presented every year by the leading entertainment association NYWIFT, … Continue reading Gabourey Sidibe, Blythe Danner Among 2015 NY Women in Film & Television Honorees

A New Era for Clinton Global Initiative and Its Founders

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) marked its 10th anniversary this September in New York and brought together more than a thousand leaders in philanthropy, business and government to explore global challenges and solution that will shape the future. The founders of CGI are also personally focusing on the future -- Chelsea Clinton is taking a more … Continue reading A New Era for Clinton Global Initiative and Its Founders

Disruptive Women: Erin Day, New York Television Festival and Indie Television

Innovations and provocative ideas come and go. And some can truly disrupt the status quo. I'll talk with women building companies in a digital economy and forging a new entrepreneurial landscape. Erin Day is the Festival Director of the New York Television Festival (NYTVF). Founded in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent … Continue reading Disruptive Women: Erin Day, New York Television Festival and Indie Television

Living in Exile: Ethiopian Journalist Betre Yacob Struggles

In April 2011, I traveled to Ethiopia on a humanitarian mission with non-profit organization Helping Other People (HOPe). Our small team traveled to the northern Amhara region to assess an HIV/AIDS education and work development project that HOPe funded. Throughout our journey we witnessed crushing poverty in cities and rural villages and encountered hope and … Continue reading Living in Exile: Ethiopian Journalist Betre Yacob Struggles

Disruptive Women: A Conversation With Susan O’Brien, Founder of Smigin

Innovations and provocative ideas come and go. And some can truly disrupt the status quo. I'll talk with women building companies in a digital economy and forging a new entrepreneurial landscape. About Smigin Smigin is a new service that teaches conversational language using game design and audio files. Pronounced "smidgen," the new mobile language learning … Continue reading Disruptive Women: A Conversation With Susan O’Brien, Founder of Smigin

Designing Women Awards 2014

New York Women in Film & Television’s 2014 Designing Women Awards will be held on June 18, 2014. The award honors women in costumes, hair and makeup design. Special guests include Jessica Alba, Denis Leary and Rose Byrne. The award for hair design will be presented to Kerrie Smith (Now You See Me, Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and the Denis … Continue reading Designing Women Awards 2014