The 8th Annual ‘Rising Through the Ranks’ Course Dedicated to the Support and Advancement of Women in Radio Sales Management is Open for Submissions

New York, NY – April 28, 2015 – Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) will present the eighth annual “Rising Through the Ranks” Seminar on August 19-20 at the BMI headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. 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:

  • The Role of Today's Radio Manager
  • Managing Up and Down
  • Solving Problems Effectively
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Women in the Radio Workplace
  • Recruiting, Hiring, and Firing
  • Building Your Personal Brand
  • Small Groups and Open Discussions for Women in Management

Scholarship winners will also have the opportunity to hear from leading radio industry executives across various station groups and industry backgrounds. Featured speakers include: Beth Neuhoff, President, Neuhoff Media; Weezie Kramer, Regional Vice President, Entercom Communications; Val Maki, Market Manager, Los Angeles, Emmis; Erica Farber, President and CEO, RAB; Lynn Anderson, CEO, Integrated Media Solutions Group; Becky Brenner, Partner, Albright,  O’Malley & Brenner; Kristen Delaney,  Regional Market President, iHeartMedia, Inc.; Dan Spears, Vice President, Licensing, BMI; Lindsay Cerajewski, Director of Partnership Marketing, Emmis Communications; Kay Olin; partner, Olin & Associates; Joe D’Angelo, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Broadcast Business, Ibiquity; Emily Hunt, Local Sales Manager, KSL Broadcast Group; Laurie Kahn, president and CEO, Media Staffing Networks; Brandeis C. Hall, Vice President, Professional Development, RAB and  Dolores Nolan, VP Membership, RAB.

“Rising Through the Ranks is the essence of the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group,” noted Kay Olin, partner, Olin & Associates, and spokesperson for the MIW Radio Group. “This two-day training workshop allows us to continue to develop and help foster female sales managers to senior positions in the Radio industry.”

“BMI is proud to continue its support of this important initiative and be a part of promoting the advancement of female executives in the radio industry,” said Mike Steinberg, Senior Vice President, Licensing, BMI.  “Through these scholarships, we can help ensure the development of the next generation of radio executives.”

“Scholarship winners will have the tremendous opportunity to learn from industry executives as well as meet and work with their peers and develop a valuable network of their own,” said Erica Farber, president and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau. “By encouraging the advancement of women in the ranks, we ensure that female leaders continue to emerge within the radio business.”

 Scholarship applications and registration are available at www.rab.com and will be accepted April 27 through June 3, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection by Thursday, June 24.

About BMI

Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music.  BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 650,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Facebook page.

About MIW Radio Group

The MIW Radio Group consists of top-level Radio women across the country who are dedicated to using their influence and resources to help put more women in positions of leadership in Radio. For contact information for each MIW, along with interviews, articles, and MIW presentations, or to join the MIW Network or learn about the MIW Mentoring Program, go to http://www.radiomiw.com

 About RAB

The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. Learn more at www.rab.com.

Media Contacts:

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 MIW Radio Group:

Kay Olin

(850) 653-5626