“Limitless Beyond the Glass Ceiling” was the theme of the 6th Annual Women in Media (WIM) Conference. Seasoned professionals, eager communications students, and aspiring youth interested in the fields of media and entertainment converged in Center City Philadelphia for the big event. WIM Founder Danielle P. Jeter enthusiastically presented her unique platform designed to “empower, equip, and encourage women to own their voices.” Leading in the march to be heard and recognized was Angela Yee of the syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club.”
Media powerhouse Angela Yee served as this year’s keynote speaker. Audience members were all ears as Yee shared how she’s leveraged each professional relationship as stepping stones through her successful career ascension. Yee also delved into how her level of commitment in her workplaces and working in the male-dominated radio industry has impacted her work. One of the biggest takeaways she shared was knowing how to humble yourself but also understanding your value and how to properly negotiate your worth.
The 2-day conference provided the platform for a multitude of experts to share their walks in the often times complex and challenging media field. Keeping the crowd’s mood energetic and even dancing was Award Winning Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist Kimberly S. Reed who graciously served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. The conversation lineup showcased a diverse media talent pool of bold women including Roxy Romeo – Co-Host of Power 99 FMs Rise and Grind Morning Show; Nydia Han – 6ABC Consumer Reporter; Blondell Reynolds-Brown – esteemed Philadelphia Councilwoman; Selena Hill – Black Enterprise Digital Editor; Brielle Urssery – BET Networks Senior Manager, and many other dynamic leading women in media. The engaging panels spotlighted “Women Going Beyond,” “Millennial Voices,” and the “Author’s Corner.” Although WIM Commissioner D.P. Jeter may be young, she demonstrated her power moves with the help of her team to coordinate yet another outstanding ensemble of women to teach and uplift others. Jeter, gratefully points to her faith as she summarized her passion to pull this event together for a sixth year.
“You need confidence in order o be successful,” Jeter said. “If anything, you have to believe in our own abilities, gifts, and visions; even when others may not believe the same.”
She continued, “I went into business not just for myself but because I have a desire to build an empire that will afford opportunities for my future family, their children, and our community. I’ve taken an unconventional path in life and allowed my passions to become the scope of the work I do.”
WIM Global is growing stronger each year, adding to the organization’s reach and impact. Be sure to check out the year-round opportunities the organization provides to help like minded individuals mix and mingle to establish mentorships, collaborations, and even friendships. Go to www.womeninmediaglobal.org/ to get involved.
Written By: Tawana Coleman, IG: @Speakfreealways