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The 12th Annual Rising Through the Ranks is Open for Submissions


Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®), and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group will present the 12th annual “Rising Through the Ranks” Seminar on August 13-15 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.

Sessions at this year's seminar will include, among others:

  • Modern Female Manager – Juggling it all
  • Managing Up and Down
  • Advancement & Getting that Promotion
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Recruiting, Hiring, and Firing
  • Culture… Healthy vs. Toxic?
  • Building Your Personal Brand

Scholarship winners will also hear from leading radio industry executives across various station groups and industry backgrounds. Featured speakers include: Hartley Adkins, president, integrated revenue strategy, iHeartMedia, Inc; Georgia Beasley, manager, professional development, RAB; Joe D'Angelo, senior vice president, broadcast radio, Xperi Inc. DTS/HD Radio; Erica Farber, president and chief executive officer, RAB; Kim Guthrie, president, Cox Media Group; Bill Hendrich, executive vice president, Cox Media Group; Amy Hughes, director of sales, Entercom Memphis; Laurie Kahn, founder/chief multi-tasker, Media Staffing Network; Susan Larkin, regional vice president, Entercom; Denyse Mesnik, president, The Mesnik Group/MIW Executive Committee; Val Maki, president and chief operating officer, Brandovation; Jennifer Morelli, senior vice president, live events & experiences, Entercom; Ginny Morris, chairperson and chief executive officer, Hubbard Radio; Beth Neuhoff, chief executive officer, Neuhoff Media; Dan Spears, vice president, industry relations, BMI; Erika Sylvia, controller, Emmis Communications.

“Fostering the development and advancement of emerging female leaders is crucial to the future of the radio industry,” noted Denyse Mesnik, president, The Mesnik Group and spokeswoman for the MIW Radio Group. “Rising Through the Ranks is a hallmark event for MIW Radio Group, with a proven track record of nurturing and building relationships amongst up and coming female leaders.”

“BMI has been a proud supporter and partner of the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group and the RAB for 12 years now, and we're thrilled to welcome the Class of 2019 to our Nashville office again in August,” said Dan Spears, vice president, industry relations, BMI.  “This is a who's-who list of the most respected radio executives, the invaluable training provided by these leaders to up-and-coming female executives will provide a bright future for those in attendance.”

“This is an impressive list of presenters and it continues to grow, which proves that our industry is committed to the advancement of female managers. This is a priceless opportunity for scholarship winners to learn from our industry’s top executives,” said Erica Farber, president and chief executive officer, Radio Advertising Bureau. “The wealth of knowledge shared through peer-to-peer discussions between both speakers and attendees is immeasurable, the tools and training being brought back out participants market for immediate execution will propel not only the participants but also the market itself.”

Scholarship applications and registration are available at www.rab.com and will be accepted April 30, through June 5, 2019, 5:00PM CST. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection by Wednesday, June 25. Learn more at http://www.rab.com/public/academy/rttr-info.cfm


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