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NEW YORK, NY, April 08, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On April 13, Advertising Women of New York (www.awny.org) will present a day-long tribute to 16 executive women from across the United States who have taken risks and made a difference at its fourth annual "Changing the Game" celebration at the New York Hilton.
Burt Helm, marketing editor, Bloomberg Business Week, will moderate a morning discussion on business and industry trends with panelist/honorees Connie Fontaine, Manager, US Brand Content, Alliances and Lincoln Mercury Communications-Ford Motor Company, Katie Ford, former Chairman and CEO-Ford Models and Global Ambassador for Free the Slaves, Porter Gale, VP, Marketing-Virgin America, Heidi O'Neal, Global VP, Women's Training-Nike and Lisa Price, Founder-Carol's Daughter.
Journalist, author and NBC Today's Financial Editor Jean Chatzky will emcee the luncheon that follows.
"'Changing the Game' is an event that draws the most talented women from both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors to showcase where the best practices of the future reside," said Becky Saeger, CMO-Charles Schwab, and one of ten judges responsible for selecting the winners from this year's more than 80 nominees.
In addition to Saeger and Helm, the 2010 judges were: Joanne Bradford, Former VP, North America Ad Sales-Yahoo!, Nick Brien, CEO-McCann WorldGroup, Tina Brown, founder and Editor-in-chief-The Daily Beast, Peggy Conlon, President and CEO-The Ad Council, Dennis Dunlap, CEO-American Marketing Association, Pam Horan, President-Online Publishers Association, Bob Liodice, President & CEO- Association of National Advertisers, and Elisa Steele, EVP & CMO-Yahoo! Exclusive sponsorship of the event was provided by Yahoo! with Adweek Media as media partner.
The 2010 "Changing the Game" winners:
- Brainwave: The woman behind an innovative improvement within her brand category and/or industry--Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry; Ann Lewnes, SVP Global Marketing, Adobe; Ann Livermore, EVP Enterprise Business, Hewlett Packard Company; Heidi O'Neill, Global VP of Women's Training, Nike.
- No Apologies: The woman behind a new idea or product that enhances people's lives by making them more fun, easier or better in some way--Robin Chase, Founder Zip Car and GoLoco; Katie Ford, Former Chairman and CEO Ford Models, Global Ambassador for Free The Slaves; Tamara Kreinin, Executive Director Women and Population, UN Foundation; Alice Waters, CEO, The Chez Panisse Foundation.
- Paradigm Shift: The woman who saw an opportunity to think differently about a consumer/customer market--Connie Fontaine, Brand Content and Alliance Manager, Ford Motor Company; Porter Gale: VP Marketing, Virgin America; Alexis Maybank, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gilt Groupe; Lisa Price: Founder, Carol's Daughter; Shari Ballard: EVP Retail Channel Management, Best Buy.
- Quantum Leap: The woman who takes a risk to spur change within her own organization--Joan Chow, EVP/CMO, ConAgra; Kim Feil, VP/CMO, Walgreens; Barbara Goodstein: EVP/CMO/Chief Innovation Officer, AXA Equitable.
"These awards are different from so many others given by our industry because they truly honor the women who have taken bold steps to go where others have not. AWNY is proud to associated with, and celebrate, these women who exhibit game-changing behavior in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors," said Mary Morgan, AWNY President and VP-Publisher, Redbook Magazine.
Founded in 1912 as the first women's association in the communications industry, AWNY now boasts a membership of more than 1300 dynamic, influential women and men in the advertising, marketing, media, promotion and public relations fields. AWNY is an active affiliate of the American Advertising Federation. For further information about AWNY, please visit www.awny.org.
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