New York Women in Communications honored five women “for doing amazing things though not quite at the pinnacle” of their careers during the Oct. 10 awards ceremony held at Bloomberg’s headquarters in NYC.

WiCi AwardsFrom left: Brenna Kolomer (MediaCom), Sara DeViney (MediaCom), Nancy Weber (EVP Chief Marketing Officer, Meredith Corporation), Jackie Kelley (COO, Bloomberg Media, Bloomberg LP), Mora Neilson (Honoree: Assistant Vice President, Integrated Communications L’Oréal Paris), Amanda Cowie (Honoree: Head of Business & Strategy Communications, Bloomberg Media Bloomberg L.P.), Amy Odell (Honoree: Editor, Cosmopolitan.com), Shari Reichenberg (Honoree: Senior Director, Strategy and Planning Ogilvy), Leslie Pitterson (Honoree: Vice President of Communications, US Media Nielsen), Dyllan McGee (Emcee: CEO & Executive Producer at McGee Media Founder & Executive Producer of MAKERS)

Photo: Jane Landers

It was a unique celebration for the 80+ people in attendance to gain business insight and career advice from each of the honorees as Emcee, Dyllan McGee (CEO & Executive Producer at McGee Media & Founder & Executive Producer of MAKERS), introduced and interviewed each one about their personal and professional successes.

The 2017 WiCi Award was presented to the five honorees below along with one quote of advice from each at the event:

Amanda Cowie
Head of Business & Strategy Communications, Bloomberg Media.

“You can’t ever sacrifice your self-integrity.”

Mora Neilson
Assistant VP, Integrated Communications, L’Oréal Paris

“Raise your hand for the jobs that no one wants because you have a lot to gain and can make a real impact.”

Amy Odell
Editor, Cosmopolitan.com

“If you’re afraid at work that means you’re probably doing your job.”

Leslie Pitterson
VP-Communications, US Media, Nielsen

“Always keep in mind to have a presence in every room that you’re in.”

Shari Reichenberg
Senior Director, Strategy & Planning, Ogilvy

“You can always find a way to bring you back to center.”

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