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Upcoming Events

FEB 23
Chicago C-Suite Meet with Maryam Banikarim

Real Talk with Maryam, Global CMO Hyatt

If you saw Maryam at our Stages Summit in Chicago this summer, then you know she hasn't gotten to where she is following the norm. She's taken a non-traditional approach and welcomes the "zig-zags" in her professional journey.

We hope you'll join us February 23, 2017 at our next C-Suite Meet as Debra Goetz, SVP Marketing & Communications at Hyatt, hosts a "Real Talk" session with Maryam Banikarim at Hyatt Global Headquarters.

Hyatt Center, 71 South Wacker Drive

8:00 am — 9:30 am

FEB 28
She Runs It Working Mothers of the Year Awards

Join She Runs It at an awards luncheon as we celebrate the 

2017 Working Mothers of the Year. 

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding mothers in marketing and media who have serve as strong role models and demonstrate a positive influence at work, at home, and within their communities. 

Don't miss the chance to be inspired by this years best and brightest working mothers and learn their secrets to making it work.

Trailblazer Moms

(Mothers whose oldest child is 18 or older)

Madelyn Alpert Roberts – Vice President Associate Publisher, Multimedia, Endless Vacation/Story Worldwide

Sharon Napier – Chief Executive Officer, Partners + Napier

Marcy Q. Samet - Global Chief Marketing Officer, MRM//McCann

Barby K. Siegel – Chief Executive Officer, Zeno Group

Molly K. Watson - Chief Operating Officer, Tierney Communications

Established Moms

(Mothers whose oldest child is between the ages of 7 and 17)

Patricia Betron – Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Devika Bulchandani - President, McCann NY + Managing Director, McCann XBC 

Bernice Clark – Senior Vice President, Media, Macy's

Paola Colombo – Senior Vice President, Managing Director, R/GA San Francisco

Karen Hunt – President, West Coast Region , UM

Kimberly Kelleher –  Chief Business Officer, Glamour, Allure, Brides, Teen Vogue & SELF

Elizabeth Lucas-Velez - Former Associate Director Media Relations and Crisis Communication, Nestle Nutrition/Gerber

Anita McGorty - Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Publicis Media

Mari Kim Novak - Chief Marketing Officer, Rubicon Project

Michal Shapira – Senior Vice President, News Content Partnerships, Turner Ignite

Tatia Torrey - Chief Client Officer, Havas Chicago


New To Motherhood

(Mothers whose oldest child is 6 or younger)

Julie Batliner - President, Managing Partner, Carmichael Lynch Relate

Jacqueline Cox - Senior Vice President, Zeno Group

Malaika Danovitz - Group Creative Director, mcgarrybowen

Lori Gitomer – Vice President, Partner Development, The NBCU Content Studio

Sandi Harari - EVP, Creative Director, BARKER

Stephanie Latham - US Head of Industry, Automotive, Facebook

Orli LeWinter – Senior Vice President, Strategy and Social Marketing , 360i

Karah McGeown – Vice President, Director of Communications, FCB Chicago

Priscilla Valls – Vice President Vertical Sales, Pandora

Madison Wharton - Chief Production Officer, DDB New York


Cipriani, 110 E 42nd St

11:30 am — 2:00 pm

Tickets: Members: $295 / Guests: $395 / Table of 10: $3950

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Call for Nominations

AWNY hosts events throughout the year where we recognize members of our community for leadership and innovation within our community.

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Woman of the Year 2016

At this years dinner, we celebrated Alison Lewis, Chief Marketing Officer, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies.

AWNY Foundation

The AWNY Foundation is the charitable arm of Advertising Women of New York, dedicated to supporting organizations that cater to the needs of women and children in the New York area and to awarding scholarships to selected colleges and universities.