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FIU Breaking the Barriers for Women in Communication

Over 150 guest attended the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication hosted its Second Annual Conference, “Women in Communication: Breaking the Barriers.”    The national one-day conference was keynoted in the morning by Anne Vasquez, chief digital officer of tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing, and former managing editor of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, which won a Pulitzer Prize under her leadership and Emceed by Stephanie Bertini, Stephanie Bertini, NBC6-Miami. Vasquez is an alumnus of FIU.   Thought Leadership Panelists: Lauren Wolfe, Director of Women’s Media Center’s Women Under Siege, Mindy Marques, Executive Editor and Vice President for News, The Miami Herald; Rochelle Oliver, Staff Editor, The New York Times hosted the session “Where do we go from here?” giving their insights on how to break the barriers from the perspective of their current roles.

Women in Communication: Breaking the Barriers Conference
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Biscayne Bay Campus: Wolfe University Center

Keynote Address

Anne Vasquez, Chief Digital Officer, tronc, Inc. (formerly Tribune Publishing)

Thought Leadership Panel: Where do we go from here?

Moderator: Stephanie Bertini, NBC6-Miami

Panelists: Lauren Wolfe, Director of Women’s Media Center’s Women Under Siege, Mindy Marques, Executive Editor and Vice President for News, The Miami Herald; Rochelle Oliver, Staff Editor, The New York Times

Panel: Breaking the Barriers

Moderator: Sigal Segev, Associate Director for Research, Kopenhaver Center

Panelists: Tracy Everbach, University of North Texas,” Mediating Misogyny: Gender, Technology and Harassment”; Kimberly Wilmot Voss, University of Central Florida, “Politicking Politely: Advancing Women in the 1960s and 1970s”; and Molly Yanity, Quinnipiac University, “Are We There Yet?: Continuing to Ask the Question for Women in Sports Media Careers – A Longitudinal Study.

Panel: The Active Voice: Amplifying Teen Girls

Moderator: Stephanie Leibert, Project Coordinator, Student Press Law Center, Washington. D.C.

Panelists: Darlene Aderoju, Nashwa Bawab, Sunshine Cho, Sophie Gordon and Sindhu Ravuri, SPLC Active Voice Fellows

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