IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SUSAN HOWARTH MEMORIAL FUND - WEDU PBS
(May 2, 2019) Public Media Women in Leadership (PMWL) is partnering with WEDU PBS’ Susan Howarth Memorial Fund to establish the organization’s first Speaker’s Bureau. During her career, Susan Howarth championed educational efforts for both the WEDU PBS community as well as mentoring many aspiring leaders in public media. Howarth, who led WEDU for 8 years, passed away from cancer in September 2018. “Establishing the Fund is honoring her in a way she would have appreciated most: supporting women in their careers within public media,” said Jack Conely, Interim President and CEO, WEDU PBS.
The fund will support honorariums for speakers to train women in public media at regional meetings and conferences.
Through the generosity of the Fund, aspiring women leaders in public media will have access to influential educators and leaders, both within and outside the industry. The Bureau supports the educational component of PMWL’s mentoring and engagement initiative.
Public Media Women in Leadership:
Public Media Women in Leadership was founded in January 2015 by Deanna Mackey and Jeannie Ericson to provide a forum for women leaders and aspiring leaders to support and learn from each other, provide training and mentorship opportunities, build community and advocate for women leadership within public media. The PMWL currently has more than 2,000 active members in its Facebook Group, provides bi-monthly training webinars on both public media and leadership topics and leads sessions and socials at many public media national conferences. The PMWL is supported by a committee of current and retired women leaders in public media. The Wyncote Foundation is the generous sponsor of the PMWL’s grant to fund the organization’s Mentoring & Engagement Initiative.
Susan Howarth Memorial Fund – WEDU PBS:
The Susan Howarth Memorial Fund – WEDU PBS was recently founded in May of 2019 to honor Susan in a way she would have appreciated most: supporting women in their careers within public media.
In order to create long-term sustainability for the PMWL’s Speaker’s Bureau, gifts are welcomed to the Susan Howarth Memorial Fund
Susan Howarth Memorial Fund - WEDU PBS
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