The Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media (AWM-DFW) is a non-profit organization.

The Mission of the AWM-DFW is to advance the impact of women, young professionals, and students that endeavor to work in the media industry and allied fields by educating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry. In addition to our informative quarterly luncheons, AWM-DFW offers leadership training, networking opportunities, and the AWM-DFW Job Bank. Our annual events include:

Signature Events
Awards of Excellence Annual Gala since 1982                                                                                                                                                                                               

Silver Award of Excellence since 1982

Battle of Media Stars since 1985

Annual Student Media Tour since 2008

MediaCon since 2016

Irene Runnels/ Paula McStay  Scholarships

Judy Miller Scholarships

Student Media Tour ™ Scholarship


Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, LLC  benefits students, young professionals, and professionals through our educational outreach programs.

In 2012, the Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media was granted 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. We raise money through our Foundation in order to support our Mission that has an educational cause.


AWM-DFW was formed over three decades ago to offer educational, support and growth opportunities for professionals and students in an ever-changing industry.

Our programs and signature events are designed to support our initiatives. The dedication of the board of directors and our members make it possible to fulfill our mission to educate and be a resource to professionals and students in our industry. 


AWM was formed in 1951 when the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) discontinued its women’s division, the Association of Women Directors (AWD). The NAB Board voted approval of a new organization, offering complete cooperation and assistance until the new organization could work out the details of a separate organization. The following year, over 280 women gathered to approve the structure of the new organization. 

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