The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group, the volunteer organization dedicated to developing management and leadership skills for women in radio broadcasting, has unveiled the MIW Group Mildred Carter Mentoring Program’s Class of 2020.
A total of four candidates from the radio industry – within sales, marketing, programming and digital disciplines – are selected annually for the MIW Group’s heritage mentoring program.
It’s now in its 19th year, and matches up-and-coming women in radio with female professionals recognized as leaders in all aspects of the industry. vCreative, the nation’s leading provider of media workflow solutions, is serving as the lead sponsor of this year’s program.
The 2020 class is comprised of the following professionals:
- Nicki DellaPosta, General Sales Manager, Entercom/Chicago
- Jill Masek, Director of Sales, NRG Media of Lincoln, Neb.
- Dana Schaeffer, Producer, ABC News Radio, New York
- Alyson Sprague, Senior Director of Research & Analytics at iHeartMedia
The MIW Group Mildred Carter Mentoring Program is named in the memory of Mildred Carter, who, along with her husband Andrew “Skip” Carter, founded the first African American owned radio station in the U.S. in 1950, when they turned 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.
vCreative Co-Founder & CEO Jinny Laderer said, “I believe that to whom much is given, much will be required. I have been blessed by those who invested their time, talents and resources into my life, and it is now my pleasure to invest in the lives of other women. The best part is watching them learn, grow and succeed!”
Entercom VP National Agency Partnerships Lindsay Adams (formerly Cerajewski,) Chair of the 2020 MIW Group Mentoring Committee and a 2006 graduate of the program added, “The quantity and quality of candidates desiring to develop their careers in radio is astounding. Given the challenges we have all faced this year, the program will prove to be even more valuable to our 2020 mentees who highly reflect the excellence we’re seeing in applications. Let the mentoring begin!”