RAB, BMI, Mentoring And Inspiring Women Complete 8th Annual Management & Leadership Training Seminarr
August 27, 2015 at 11:37 AM (PT)
The RADIO ADVERTISING BUREAU (RAB), in conjunction with BMI and the MENTORING AND INSPIRING WOMEN IN RADIO GROUP (MIW), has completed the eighth annual RISING THROUGH THE RANKS, WOMEN IN RADIO MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM. Twenty-one scholarship recipients were welcomed at the BMI offices in NASHVILLE, AUGUST 19th-20th.
Scholarship recipients were selected and awarded by the three organizations. The two-day seminar focused on the specific needs of women in radio management roles and worked to enhance their overall knowledge and skills.
Among the featured speakers were EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS Dir./Product Marketing LINDSAY CERAJEWSKI, IBIQUITY SVP/Marketing & Broadcast Business JOE D'ANGELO, RAB Pres./CEO ERICA FARBER, iHEARTMEDIA Regional Market Pres. KRISTEN DELANEY, EMMIS/L.A. Market Manager VAL MAKI and BMI VP/Licensing DAN SPEARS,
The customized curriculum featured practical and real world applications that participants of the course can put to use in the workplace immediately. The topics included: managing a team, problem solving, budgeting and forecasting, women in the radio workplace, recruiting, hiring and firing, and building a personal brand.
“For the past eight years, elite female executives have completed this seminar in preparation to be on the frontlines of our business,” said RAB's FARBER. “Through this two-day seminar, we have instilled new management skills for these female managers to go back to their stations with a renewed energy to lead and excel within their organizations.”
Added BMI SVP Licensing MICHAEL STEINBERG: “This curriculum allows for hands-on training from leading radio executives. The variety of in-depth professional development training that these scholarship winners have received is priceless. We at BMI are proud to support these women and cannot wait to see them succeed within our business.”
Said OLIN & ASSOCIATES Partner and MIW GROUP spokesperson KAY OLIN: “Our goal of THE RISING THROUGH THE RANKS seminar is to use experience paired with resources to support women in radio. By mentoring these women, we give them the necessary tools to lead the business and to inspire others.”
Concluded ENTERCOM MEMPHIS GSM AMY G. HUGES: “What an honor and privilege to have been chosen to be amongst such great talent. I left with information overload, yet a clear map of what I need to do in order to achieve my goals. My fellow scholarship recipients and I are committed to paying it forward and continue to make positive changes for those that follow in our footsteps in this industry.”