Women in the Media Awards
In 1975, a young and energetic female sport journalist was assigned to cover a pro-tennis team called the Boston Lobsters. Back then, female sports journalists did not have the same rights as their male peers and media credentials warned, "No women or children in the press box."
Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then! 1st for Women Insurance is proud to sponsor the Women in the Media Awards, now celebrating its decade anniversary. Established in 2003 as an initiative of The Media magazine, the annual competition seeks to recognise exceptional women who have made their mark within the media sphere across the content, commercial and academic fields.
This year, Ferial Haffajee (Editor-in-Chief of City Press Newspaper), Esmare Weideman (Chief Executive Officer of Media24) and Terry Volkwyn (MD of Primedia Broadcasting) have been chosen as finalists in the 1st for Women Insurance Brokers’ Women in the Media Awards 2012.
Shortlisted out of 41 finalists, these media legends, who have dedicated their lives to the media and its advancement, will vie for the Media Woman of the Decade Award. In addition to the main prize, awards will also be given to a Rising Star and a Lifetime Achiever. The event takes place on 26 July 2012. On behalf of everyone at 1st for Women Insurance Brokers – congratulations to this year’s finalists!