The 3rd Annual

Women + Media Career Summit

Nikki Bethel, Senior Vice President, Talent Management, HBO, speaking with summit attendee

Nikki Bethel, Senior Vice President, Talent Management, HBO, speaking with summit attendee

Take Charge of Your Future


Featuring industry leaders providing essential advice and inspiration.


Workshop sessions provide practical advice and help students learn the essential art of making themselves.


Gain the opportunity to engage with summit sponsors and partners for ongoing training and education.

Get ready for a brand new theme,
exciting new speakers, and
career-changing guidance.


But, don’t just take our word for it…

“It's always been my dream to have a career in the Media and Entertainment Industry. The Center for Communication gave me a great opportunity to interact and network with the most dynamic media companies in the world. Moreover, when I went to the Women + Media Summit I met many creative and interesting people who have become my inspiration! I’ve learned a lot about the next steps to get my career started not only in media, but specifically as a woman in media. It is a great journey and I'm very thankful to have access to events that the Center for Communication presents!” 

Antonina Shpeyt, Graduate Student, Kingsborough Community College

“The panelists from forums at the Center for Communication have the experience and knowledge of how they rose to the top in their own fields. They have helped me to understand the concrete steps necessary to furthering my career, whether it’s what specific skills are crucial to recruiters or how to draft a LinkedIn message that will actually get a response. These forums have equipped me with professional knowledge from people who have the type of jobs I want. While there is a lot to learn in a classroom, the Center for Communication has helped me as a student to connect to the real world of media opportunities after graduation.” 

Rachel Spang, Sophomore, New York University

“Being part of the Center’s community has impacted my career path in an enormous way. I have truly connected with individuals who inspire me to keep moving forward in one of the toughest industries.

I now know what it’s like to work at companies like Google, BuzzFeed, Mic and Latina magazine, and my relationship with the Center has led me to secure an internship in my ultimate dream company: VICE Media.” 

Victoria Leandra, Multimedia Producer, VICE News


Featuring a full day of keynotes, panels,
breakout workshops, and dedicated networking sessions with
industry professionals from media and entertainment


held at the




Joanna Coles, Executive Producer, The Bold Type


Kathleen Finch,
Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery


Shruti Ganguly,

Founder, honto88


Barbara O'Dair, Editor in Chief, Prevention


Nomi Ernst Leidner, SVP, Development, VICELAND


Maggie Pisacane, Partner, William Morris Endeavor


Anne del Castillo, NYC Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment


Vanessa Pappas, Global Head, Creative Insights, YouTube


Daphne Kwon, COO, betaworks



 The New York Stock Exchange welcomes the Center for Communication as they host their Second Annual Women + Media Career Summit, along with CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) as one of their sponsors, at the NYSE. This full-day forum highlights opportunities in areas of the business where women are traditionally under-represented, and features top executives who share their career journeys and secrets to success. The day’s mix of keynotes, panels and workshops will provide NYC-area college students with the inspiration and know-how needed to pursue a dream career. To commemorate the occasion, Kate Stanley, Program Director, Center for Communication, rings the NYSE Closing Bell®.

Breakfast, lunch, and gift bags are included.
All students are welcome!