Salma Hayek-Pinault & Samantha Bee were Honored by the Women's Media Awards 2016 in the Big Apple !
NEW YORK(SMI-WIRE,09.29.16)The Women Media Center held it's annual Women Media Awards 2016 this evening honoring Salma Hayek-Pinault, Samantha Bee,Joy Reid, Anita Sarkeesian and Rigina K Scully @ Capitale in New York City.
The event was hosted by Legendary & Iconic American actress and producer ' Sally Field" along with co-anchor of CBS This Morning; Gayle King, who assisted with opening remarks on this year honorees.
"The Women's Media Awards were created to honor champions for women who use their media platforms to tell the stories, facts, and solutions crucial to all viewers, and to advance
opportunities for women in media,"said Julie Burton, president of the women's media center.
"Because media tells our stories and influences the role of women in every part of society, we are proud to honor these amazing women who set the standard for what media should look like when it gives voice to the female half of the country".
The 2016 Women's Media Awards honorees & recipients were the following:
Samantha Bee, Host of TBS " Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, " longtime correspondent on
" The Daily Show, " co-creator of the upcoming sitcom " The Detour," and author, who received
the Women's Media Center History Making Award.
Salma Hayek Pinault, Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominated actress,
Emmy-winning director, award-winning producer, Co-Founder of CHIME FOR CHANGE, and activist, who was recipient of the Women's Media Center Sisterhood Global Award.
Joy Reid, Political analyst for MSNBC, host of "AM Joy", and author, who was recipient of the
Women's Media Center Carol Jenkins Visible and Powerful Media Award.
Anita Sarkeesian, Award-winning creator and executive director of Feminist Frequency, host
of video series " Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, " media critic, blogger, and public speaker,
who was recipient of the Women's Media Center Digital Media Award.
Regina K. Scully, Five-time Emmy-winning and two-time Academy Award-nominated producer, founder and CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation; founder and CEO of RPR Marketing
Commuications; and activist, who was recipient of the Women's Media Center Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award.
About the Women's Media Center:
The Women's Media Center, co-founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem,
works to make women visible and powerful in media.The Women's Media Center trains women leaders to be in the media; features women's voices and stories on our radio broadcast
and podcast, " Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan " and through WMC Fbomb,
WMC Women Under Siege.