LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance for Women in Media Southern California Affiliate (AWM SoCal), a nonprofit organization helping to empower and fuel professional development of women across the media landscape, today announced the names of six women who will be honored at the 57th Genii Awards. More women will be honored at the gala event, which will be held on Thursday, May 5th as part of Digital Hollywood at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
The Awards (pronounced "Jeannie" and named in honor of Jeanne Gray McDonald, the Affiliate group founder) acknowledges the notable achievements of women in media and entertainment. Honorees are selected based on their pioneering efforts, dedicated leadership, commitment to quality and excellence, and their community contributions. Genii honorees have made significant contributions to advance the impact of women in media by educating and acting as a resource to its members, the industry and our community.
"The Genii Awards honors Southern California talent within the arenas of radio, television, film, documentary, journalism and entertainment," said AWM SoCal president Samantha Brown. "We're excited to celebrate the contributions of our esteemed colleagues."
Former Genii winner and former president of the ABC-Disney Television Group Anne Sweeney will present the award to her longtime friend, Maggie Bellville.
Past Genii Award Recipients Include:
Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Betty White, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Whoopie Goldberg, Doris Roberts, Leeza Gibbons, Ellen DeGeneres, among others.
Sponsorship and ticket information is available at www.awmsocalfoundation.org/genii-awards-2016. Ticket proceeds help fund the AWM SoCal scholarship program.
For more information about Alliance for Women in Media Southern California, please visit www.awmsocal.org.
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SOURCE Alliance for Women in Media Southern California