Deadline Arrives For ‘Rising Through The Ranks’ Applications


The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) will present the 11th annual “Rising Through the Ranks” Seminar from August 15-16 at BMI’s Nashville office.

As in years past, BMI will offer 20 scholarships for this year’s program. These scholarships cover the cost of the professional development course which is designed to foster and educate current and emerging female radio managers within broadcast radio.

The final day to submit applications for the 2018 program is Wednesday, June 6.

Sessions at this year’s seminar will include, among others:
• The Role of Today’s Radio Manager
• Managing Up and Down
• Having Difficult Conversations
• Budgeting and Forecasting
• Recruiting, Hiring, and Firing
• Women in the Radio Workplace
• Building Your Personal Brand

Scholarship winners will also have the opportunity to hear from leading radio industry executives across various station groups and industry backgrounds. Featured speakers include Hartley Adkins, President of Integrated Revenue Strategy at iHeartMedia; Xperi SVP/Broadcast Radio Joe D’Angelo; Brandovation President/COO Val Maki; and Hubbard Broadcasting chairperson and CEO Ginny Morris; among others.

“Rising Through the Ranks is a hallmark event for Mentoring and Inspiring Women,” said Mesnik, spokeswoman for the MIW Radio Group. “Supporting the advancement of women in radio to foster the growth of female managers is vital to the future of the radio industry; this program provides the perfect opportunity for the MIW’s to do just that.”

BMI VP/Industry Relations Dan Spears said, “For 11 consecutive years, BMI has sponsored the Rising Through the Ranks seminar, and we’re thrilled to welcome the Class of 2018 to our Nashville office in August. The invaluable training given by some of the most respected leaders in the radio industry will provide this new group of talented up-and-coming female executives with the tools needed to excel within the industry.”

RAB President/CEO Erica Farber added, “The wealth of knowledge shared through peer-to-peer discussions between both speakers and attendees is priceless. These lessons will be brought back directly to attendee’s respective markets, ensuring that female leaders continue to emerge within the radio business.”

Scholarship applications and registration is available through 6pm Eastern on June 6 at

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection by Wednesday, June 27.