The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group has opened the application window for its 2018 Mildred Carter MIW Group Mentoring Program. Currently in its 17th year, this experience pairs up-and-coming women who currently work in the radio industry with female professionals recognized as leaders in all aspects of radio broadcasting and media.
Beasley Media Group has committed to provide support as the lead sponsor of the 2018 initiative, which provides a comprehensive learning platform for women interested in advancing within their careers in the industry.
A total of four candidates from the radio broadcasting industry – within the sales, marketing, programming and digital disciplines – will be selected for the 2018 program.
Of those, at least one spot will be designated for a programming candidate and one spot designated for a digital candidate.
“This unique initiative provides a wonderful opportunity for mentees to gain valuable insight, knowledge and access to some of the most influential women in radio,” said Lindsay Cerajewski, chair of the 2018 MIW Group’s Mentoring Committee and GSM at WSCR-AM in Chicago, the flagship radio station of the Chicago Cubs baseball club. “It is very rewarding to watch our Mentees grow professionally throughout the year.”
MIW Group Spokeswoman Denyse Mesnik added, “We are absolutely thrilled Beasley Media Group has generously offered their committed to support the 2018 Mentoring program as the lead sponsor. An added bonus is that company CEO Caroline Beasley will personally join the very impressive roster of MIW mentoring volunteers who share their time, talent and wisdom with our Mentees. It’s going to be another successful year!”
“It is a privilege to be a part of such an outstanding initiative that promotes the advancement of women to senior positions in the radio industry,” said Caroline Beasley. “Similar to Beasley Media Group’s commitment in providing our employees with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive in their chosen career paths, the MIW Group’s Mildred Carter Mentoring Program is a shining example of how to nurture and support future leaders in the radio industry.”
The MIW Group Mentoring Program is named in the memory of Mildred Carter, who, along with her husband, Andrew “Skip” Carter, founded the first Black-owned radio station in the U.S. in 1950, when they signed on KPRS-AM in Kansas City. Mrs. Carter ran the Carter Broadcast Group for many years after the death of Skip Carter, before turning over control of the company to her grandson, Michael Carter in 1987.
For mentee criteria, and instructions on how to apply, please visit http://tinyurl.com/MIWMentee2018. The deadline to apply is Jan. 12, 2018.