The 9th 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 – May 2, 2016 – Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) will present the ninth annual “Rising Through the Ranks” Seminar on August 24-25 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:
•    The Role of Today's Radio Manager
•    Managing Up and Down
•    Having Difficult Conversations
•    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: Lynn Anderson, CEO, Integrated Media Solutions Group; Lindsay Cerajewski, director of partnership marketing, Emmis Communications; Joe D’Angelo, senior vice president, HD Radio; Erica Farber, president and CEO, RAB; Brandeis C. Hall, vice president, professional development, RAB; Laurie Kahn, president and CEO, Media Staffing Networks; Weezie Kramer, chief operating officer, Entercom Communications; Heather Monahan, executive vice president, CRO, Beasley Broadcasting; Beth Neuhoff, president, Neuhoff Media; Kay Olin; partner, Olin & Associates; and Dan Spears, vice president, licensing, BMI, along with additional speakers to be announced in the future.

“Rising Through the Ranks is the pinnacle annual event for 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 mentor and motivate female sales managers with the goal of helping them climb their corporate ladders.”

“BMI is thrilled to welcome back the MIW and through this important initiative, a new group of talented up-and-coming female radio executives to our Nashville office,” said Mike Steinberg, Senior Vice President, Licensing, BMI.  “These scholarships support the professional development of the next generation of radio executives, and the advancement of female executives in industry.”

“The list of presenters above brings forth a worthwhile opportunity for scholarship winners to learn from our industry’s top executives, not to mention the wealth of knowledge shared through peer-to-peer discussions between both speakers and attendees, which will be brought back directly to their respective markets” 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 May 2, through June 8, 2016, 5:00PM CST. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection by Wednesday, June 29. Learn more here

About BMI
Celebrating over 75 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, 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 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 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 , 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 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. For more information log onto www.rab.com.

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