Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio announces that Mary Zukin, senior sales & marketing executive at Iliad Media Group in Boise, Idaho is the first “Speak Up!” mentee. Created in partnership with Media Staffing Network and Laurie Kahn before her passing, “Speak Up!” is a one-year program designed for one mentee from any department in a small to medium radio market. MIW says, “The program is designed to encapsulate so much of what Laurie brought to the industry – a mentorship that encourages and empowers women to develop confidence and sharpen communication skills, to hone the ability to effectively speak up in order to further attain her goals.” MIW board president Ruth Presslaff says, “This program will always hold a special place in our hearts as Laurie has left an unforgettable impact on all of us in the industry. We had a number of talented candidates to choose from, so it was a tough decision. Mary’s energy and vibrant character really illuminated our reasons for curating this program and we’re excited to have her as our first inaugural mentee!”
Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, Inc announces that the application window for MIW’s 2023 Speak Up Mentoring Program opens today (3/9) and closes on March 31. Speak Up! is a one-year mentorship program created in partnership with Media Staffing Network founder and CEO Laurie Kahn before her passing last October. MIW says, “The program encapsulates so much of what Laurie brought to the industry; a mentorship that encourages and empowers women to develop confidence, sharpen communication skills and hone the ability to effectively speak up in order to further attain career and personal goals.” One candidate from radio broadcasting, located in a small to medium radio market from any department, will be selected for the 2023 program. Find out more about the program and apply here.