New York Women in Communications is holding its 50th annual Matrix Awards as a virtual event on Oct. 12. The awards recognize women leaders who exemplify excellence, the courage to break boundaries and a commitment to championing the next generation of trailblazers, creatives and communicators. This year’s event, which will be emceed by “CBS This Morning” co-host and The Oprah Magazine editor-at-large Gayle King, honors a group of women that includes CBS News president Susan Zirinsky, Adobe executive vice president and chief marketing officer Ann Lewnes and Times Up Now & Times Up Foundation CEO Tina Tchen. For more information or to register, click here.
Los Angeles-based social media, PR & events firm Agency Guacamole is hosting its third annual B.L.N.D. (Beauty, Lifestyle and Nurturing Diversity) panel on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. PST. The theme for the virtual event is Showcasing Black Voices As The Industry Evolves. The free event will be moderated by stand-up comedian, content creator and host of the Colored Couch Conversations podcast Jazmyn W, who has more than 300,000 TikTok followers. Panelists include Barbara Jacques, founder of all-natural bath, body and skin care brand JACQ’s Organics; Saleam Singleton, a Brooklyn-based men’s skincare, beauty advocate and content creator; and Sarissa Thrower, manager of digital creators and entertainment communications for Instagram and Facebook. To register for the event, click here.
The Association of National Advertisers is holding a Media & Measurement Virtual Conference on Sept. 23 and 24. At the conference, speakers will discuss such topics as cross-media measurement, the evolving video landscape, multi-touch attribution, in-house media and emerging media technologies like AI. The event will be hosted by ANA group executive vice presidents Bill Duggan and Bill Tucker, and will feature speakers including Nielsen CEO and chief diversity officer David Kenny; A+E Networks VP, Precision + Performance Roseann Montenes; and Eli Lilly chief media officer Lina Shields. For more information or to register, click here.