October 2019 Print

President's Report

Happy Fall Y'all!!!

Fall is such an exciting time of year. Back to school. Back to things gearing up in our work lives. Fall always seems like the beginning of something exciting, something new to learn, something more to do after a less-hurried summer. The AWM-DFW board is in full swing with lots of exciting announcements……

UTA Communications Day 2019:  Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Speaking of back to school, AWM-DFW will once again participate in the UTA Communications Day with a booth from 8:00 am-1:30 pm.  UTA Communications Day offers students a chance to network with top communication professionals who help students increase their potential of landng a career in communication.  The theme for this years' Communication Day is "The Real World".  Come learn what it means to be a relevant, ethical, adaptable leader from distinguished alumni.

Networking & Golf Clinic: 

This fall we are excited to offer a great networking opportunity called Sips and Swings:  Networking & Golf Clinic.  The event will be held at the Las Colinas Country Club on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  The event is open to men and women, no experience necessary.

Battle of the Media Stars:

You're probably wondering about Battle of the Media Stars...get ready! We're shaking things up this year with a new theme, a new location, and you guessed it - a new date! 2/20/2020.  Join AWM-DFW at Katy Trail Ice House on November 13th for all the details and new surprises we have up our sleeve.  Come and register your team in person at happy hour, and get $100 off the cost of your team registration!

Movers & Shakers:

Have you, or someone you know, changed jobs or been recently promoted?  AWM-DFW wants to spotlight the individuals and companies announcing important new developments.  Please send all updates to me at [email protected]

Become a member:

The AWM-DFW board is here to serve you.  Our members benefit from shared ideas and experiences; and receive access to professional training and the acknowledgement they deserve. If you are interested in joining AWM-DFW please reach out to [email protected]

News from AWM National Chapter:

The Alliance for Women in Media has announced the female executives who will be honored at the Gracies Leadership Awards. The awards will be presented Thursday, November 21, at the Plaza Hotel, New York, N.Y., and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of women who pave the way as change-agents and ceiling-breakers across the industry.  As announced last week, Elizabeth Smart, author, founder of the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation” and children’s advocate, will serve as keynote.

The 2019 Gracies Leadership Award honorees include:

  • Mary Berner, CEO, Cumulus
  • Weezie Kramer, COO, Entercom
  • Rosemary Mercedes, EVP and Chief Communications Officer, Univision
  • Michelle Rice, General Manager, TV One
  • Michelle Vicary, EVP of Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media
  • Danyelle Wright, VP Employment and Labor Law and Chief Diversity Officer, E.W. Scripps
  • The Inaugural AWM Legacy Leadership Award presented to Chickie Bucco


The award is a modification of AWM’s former Women Who Lead Award, appropriately intensified and emboldened through its alignment with the prestigious Gracies brand. Thank you to this year's sponsors: Ford, CBS, NCTA-The Internet and Television Association, Cumulus Media, Crown Media, Entercom, Discovery, TV One, Univision, vCreative, Katz Media Group, Cox Media Group and Beasley Media Group.  Purchase Tickets

Best regards,

Adella Fremstad-Nolden

AWM-DFW President 2019-2021


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