The Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University’s School of Communication, Architecture + the Arts will hold its third annual national conference, “Women in Communication: Moving Ahead,” on April 5, 2018, at the Wolfe University Center at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.
Sharri Berg, COO of News & Operations, FOX Television Stations, & SVP of News & Operations, FOX News
Ilia Calderon, Co-Anchor Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna
Alina Falcon, SVP of Daytime Programming, NBC/Universal – Telemundo Network
Cynthia Hudson, SVP & GM of CNN en Espanol and Hispanic Strategy for CNN/US
Michelle Zubizarreta, Co-Owner at Zubizarreta Investments Inc.
Rosanna M. Fiske, VP of Corporate Communications, Wells Fargo & Company
Samantha Ragland, Manager of Digital Entertainment Strategy at The Palm Beach Post
The day’s events will bring together thought leaders, industry professionals and scholars from around the country to participate in active conversation about the topic of women moving ahead.
Conference participants will explore the role of women in leadership positions in the fields of advertising, broadcasting, digital media, newspaper, public relations and magazines. The conference will also release the results of the 2018 Kopenhaver Survey on The Role and Status of Women in the Communication Industries: Are Communication Professionals Achieving their Potential?
The Kopenhaver Center serves as a national thought-leadership center on women issues, which advances the collective commitment to mentor women across the communication industries. Signature programming is accomplished through scholarly research, seminars and webinars, mentoring program, annual national symposium in Washington, DC, fellowships, and annual national conference which envisions the way for future generations of communicators, professionals, and scholars. This is accomplished by actively supporting female communicators in a didactic mentoring philosophy, which is focused on creating an educational forum for developing a leadership brand, entrepreneurialism, and technological innovation.