Mission: About AWM Boston
All Women in Media Boston (formerly American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT)) is a non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in the media industry and related fields.
The mission of AWM Boston is to advance the impact of women in the media and allied fields by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to our members, the industry, and the public.
•Work to improve the quality of the media;
•Promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the media and allied fields;
•Serve as a medium of communication and idea exchange; and
•Become involved in community concerns.
AWM (formerly AWRT) was formed in 1951 as successor to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) women's division. NAB voted approval of the new organization, offering complete cooperation and assistance. The following year, more than 280 women gathered to celebrate and approve the structure of the AWM.
•Government and regulatory advocacy
•Job information services
•Professional development programs
•Collaboration and networking opportunities
I first heard about All Women in Media Boston last December and decided to go to an event they were hosting in the North End. I was extremely impressed not only with the mission and goals of AWM Boston, but the dynamic and fun-loving group of talented women I met at this event.
I'm not an active member and would recommend this non-profit to everyone! This org has something for everyone, from info on government policies that impact women's equality in the workplace, upcoming events/fundraisers and ways to connect with female media professionals in New England.