Women in media are in for an empowering experience thanks to WIM (Women in Media) Philly presenting the 2nd Annual Women in Media Conference at Impact Hub on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 in Philadelphia. The theme of the 2nd Annual Women in Media Conference is to “OWN YOUR VOICE!” The conference will provide the tools, methods and processes to empower registrants to succeed as women in media.
WIM Philly, a collective of millennial small business owners and media professionals—graduates of Temple University and Spelman College—created this community with a mission to empower women and work proactively to highlight the necessity of full representation of female professionals in media.
According to the Women’s Media Center 2014 report (The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2014) of the most widely circulated, read, viewed, and listened to TV networks, newspapers, news wires, and online news sites in the United States, women collectively were outnumbered by men. Whether they were paid full-time, worked as freelance writers, served as citizen journalists or non-paid commentators, or contributed to the industry online, in print or on air—they were outnumbered. WIM Philly has worked to encourage diversity and unity within the media industry by holding events such as Media in the Middle, the pre-conference mixer that created a space for men and women in media to discuss the issue and identify ways to bridge the gender gap.
Launched in the Spring of 2013, the inaugural Women in Media Conference was hosted at Temple University on April 6, 2013. The sold out conference gathered women from various disciplines of media to enjoy interactive workshops, networking session, lunch and refreshments, and an expert panel discussion which featured: Dyana Williams (Old School 100.3 FM), Christine Maddela (NBC 10), Anika Hawkins (6 ABC), Mina Say What (Power 99), Kharisma McIlwaine (CBS/CW), Shaniece Cole (MTV), and Jessie Holeva (Trend Hungry Blog).
Registrants for the 2014 conference will enjoy:
The official sponsor of the 2nd Annual Women in Media Conference is Impact Hub Philly. The conference featured media partners are 900AM-WURD and PhillyCAM. Catering provided by Eatible Delights Catering.
To register for the 2nd Annual Women in Media conference, visit www.WIMPHILLY2014.EVENTBRITE.com. For more information email WIMPhilly@gmail.com
About WIM Philly:
WIM [Women in Media] Philly was created to empower, equip and encourage women from all walks of life who are in the media field or seek to enter it. The collective of millennial small business owners and media professionals—graduates of Temple University and Spelman College—created the collective with hopes of driving diversity and unity within the media industry.
Sponsor and Partners:
Impact Hub Philly
Impact Hub Philly is a member-based ecosystem inspiring and advancing ideas for a better world. You can learn more about Impact Hub Philly at www.impacthubphilly.com.
900AM-WURD is the only African-American owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania, and one of few in the country. WURD serves as the heartbeat and pulse of Philadelphia’s African-American community by providing information and solutions that educate, uplift and inspire. Since our inception in 2003, we have also prided ourselves on being a strong voice for the issues that matter.
PhillyCAM is the non-profit designated by the City of Philadelphia to operate its public access television network.The mission of PhillyCAM is to provide Philadelphia residents and organizations with the opportunity to communicate with each other through the creation and distribution of non-commercial media. PhillyCAM provides residents and community organizations access to media-making tools, training and opportunities for interaction between diverse communities.
Eatible Delights Catering
Eatible Delights Catering is your full service on and off premises Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA catering company. For years, Eatible Delights have been providing residents of Philadelphia and Bucks County including Yardley, Bensalem, Montgomery County, and Bala Cynwyd with exceptional food catering services. A supporter of community impact such as women’s rights, youth, education, and economic development, Eatible Delights sponsors a number of charitable initiatives each year. “Choose Eatible Delights…because even your taste buds deserve pampering.”