Wendy Goldberg, Others Honored at Gracies Awards


Eight women were honored at the Alliance for Women in Media’s (AWM) Gracies Leadership Awards luncheon on Monday.

The luncheon was held at the Tribeca 360 in New York City and was emceed by journalist Soledad O’Brien.

“It is an exciting day to open this celebration of women who have reached the top,” Becky Brooks, the president of AWM, said at the ceremony.

Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti, iHeart’s Wendy Goldberg and Angela Yee and Heather Cohen

Seven women were honored for their leadership in media, including:

  • Wendy Goldberg, Chief Communications Officer, iHeartMedia
  • Valerie Blackburn, VKB Media Consulting and the AWM Legacy Leadership Award recipient
  • Debra O’Connell, President of Networks, the Walt Disney Company
  • Dawn Porter, Founder, Trilogy Films
  • Chelsey Maddox-Dorsey, CEO, A Wonder Media Company
  • Marie Donoghue, VP, Global Sports Video, Amazon
  • Kim Godwin, President, ABC News

“This is a pivotal event for us because it covers all three of our pillars: It’s recognition, it’s education, and it’s connectivity,” Heather Cohen, the chair of AWM Foundation, said on Monday. “We shine a light on exceptional women in media: Those who have shattered glass ceilings and proven their leadership.”

Left to Right: Becky Brooks, President, Alliance for Women in Media, Soledad O’Brien, Debra OConnell, Marie Donoghue, Kim Godwin, Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, Nancy Daniels, Dawn Porter, Wendy Goldberg, Heather Cohen, Chair, Alliance for women in Media and EVP, The Weiss Agency


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