The 10th 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 01, 2017 – Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) will present the tenth annual “Rising Through the Ranks” seminar on August 16-17 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
•    Managing Multiple Generations

Scholarship winners will also have the opportunity to hear from leading radio industry executives across various station groups and industry backgrounds. Featured speakers include: Hartley Adkins, president, corporate operations & NE Division, iHeartMedia, Inc.; Lynn Anderson, CEO, Integrated Media Solutions Group; Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Broadcast Group.; Lindsay Cerajewski, general  sales manager, WSCR, CBS Radio; 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;  Debbie Kenyon, senior vice president, market manager, CBS Radio; Val Maki, market manager, general manager, Emmis Communications; Denyse Mesnik, president, The Mesnik Group; Ruth Presslaff president, Presslaff Interactive Revenue; Dan Spears, vice president, licensing, BMI, Erika Sylvia, controller, Emmis Communications, and Brooke Williams, senior vice president, membership, Radio Advertising Bureau, along with additional speakers to be announced in the future.

“Rising Through the Ranks is in its 10th year, and it continues to be our foremost initiative,” noted Kay Olin, partner, Olin & Associates, and spokesperson for the MIW Radio Group. “This two-day intensive professional development workshop allows us to continue to mentor and motivate female sales managers with the goal of helping them climb their corporate ladders.”

“BMI is honored to support up-and-coming female radio executives in their effort to ‘break through the glass ceiling’ and rise through the ranks,” said Mike Steinberg, Senior Vice President, Licensing, BMI. “We look forward to once again hosting the MIW and a new group of talented radio executives at our Nashville office in August.”

“We are excited to be celebrating ten years of the Rising Through the Ranks initiative. Our lists of impressive presenters continue to grow, presenting a worthwhile opportunity for scholarship winners to learn from our industry’s top executives,” said Erica Farber, president and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau. “The wealth of knowledge shared through peer-to-peer discussions between both speakers and attendees is priceless. These lessons will be brought back directly to attendee’s respective markets, ensuring 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 1, through June 7, 2017, 5:00PM CST. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection by Monday, June 26. Learn more at www.rab.com.  

About BMI
Celebrating over 76 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 nearly 12 million musical works created and owned by more than 750,000 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. Sign up for BMI's The Weekly and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.

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 year we said when the scholarship 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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