Activist Tamika Mallory, Breakout Actress Dewanda Wise and Marketing Executive Ericka Pittman Amongst Acclaimed Honorees to be Celebrated at Next Month’s Spectacular Event NEW YORK, NY (February 5, 2018) – Black Women In Media (BWIM), the renowned platform created for and by women of color in media and entertainment, has announced its honorees for the
NEW YORK, NY (February 5, 2018) – Black Women In Media (BWIM), the renowned platform created for and by women of color in media and entertainment, has announced its honorees for the 7th Annual BWIM Awards & Conference taking place on Wednesday, March 28th and Thursday, March 29thin New York City. The spectacular two-day event will honor 15+ extraordinary African-American women who dominate various fields within media: Entertainment, Journalism, TV, and Radio to name a few.
Honorees include Cathy Hughes, Founder & Chairperson of Radio One Inc.; Latham Thomas, Author and celebrity wellness & lifestyle guru; Michele Thornton Ghee, Senior Vice President at BET & Head of Sales at BET Her; Yodit Tewolde, legal analyst & attorney; Ericka Pittman, Chief Marketing Officer at Aquahydrate; Dewanda Wise, star of Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It; and Tamika Mallory, activist & National Co-Chair of the Women’s March.
The BWIM Awards & Conference will kickoff on Wednesday, March 28th with an empowering day-long conference featuring industry panels, engaging seminars, small business exhibitions, VIP workshops, a beauty lounge, and more. Closing out the two-day event, on Thursday, March 29th, is the highly anticipated awards ceremony celebrating and honoring notable Black professional women who have tremendously contributed to the media industry.
Honorees were selected and will be recognized next month via the following categories: Communications, Radio, Digital, Print, TV, News & Journalism, Woman of the Year, Living Legend, Voice Honoree, Quintessential Honoree, Wordsmith Honoree, Changemaker Honoree, and Influencer Honoree.
Alongside co-hosts Eboni K. Williams, author & attorney, and Lyndsay Christian, TV personality and producer, attendees and honored guests will experience two inspiring days filled with #BlackGirlMagic!
To purchase tickets and view the awards ceremony and conference’s schedule, please visit BWIMAwards.com. Receive a 25% discount for all tickets with code: BWIMFriend.
ABOUT BLACK WOMEN IN MEDIA
Black Women In Media, a subsidiary organization of BLACK STREET, was created to provide a platform for women in media and entertainment. Black women are dominating fields in Communications, Journalism, Entertainment, Television, Radio, and yet there continues to be a lack of representation. BWIM provides a platform to recognize those who have paved the way, empower those who are dominatingtheirfields, and inspire future media mavens. BWIM aims to encourage women to break past barriers and prejudices and continue spreading their Black Girl Magic! To better serve the community, BWIM is launching a mentorship opportunity, launch a series of digital talk shows, and their annual awards ceremony and conference.
ABOUT BLACK STREET
BLACK STREET caters to showcasing greatness within the Black community. We are an outlet which focuses on many facets to highlight our community’s greatness. Be it features on our websites, a Black Tie Awards Ceremony, workshops, and expos, BLACK STREET aims to empower the Black community! Notable individuals in which we have honored in the past are: Actor, Philanthropist, & Author Isaiah Washington, Essence Magazine’s Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor, Black Girls Rock Founder Beverly Bond, CBS TV Personality and WEEN Co-Founder Sabrina Thompson, New York State Senator Kevin Parker, and TV Legal Analyst Midwin Charles. Many of those whom we’ve honored and awarded, have worked for and/or with notable brands such as the Obama Administration, BET, CNN, MSNBC, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, NY Times, Essence Magazine, BRAVO TV, TV One, Food Network, Black Enterprise, New York Urban League, NBC, the renowned television show SMASH, Mike Bloomberg, NAACP and many more!
BLACK STREET is an online publication catered to showcasing greatness within the Black community. Although there are many outlets catered to the Black community, not many showcase individuals the way shown on the website. With an extensive mission, they plan to cater to their community through many facets. Beit mentorship programs, fundraisers, collaborations with other nonprofits, panel discussions, awards ceremonies, expos, and various other empowering and uplifting projects. Not merely a website, BLACK STREET is well on its way to becoming a movement.