Liz KaplowLiz Kaplow during the 2014 NYWICI Matrix Awards.

Kaplow Communications founder and CEO Liz Kaplow is among the list of luminaires to be honored with a Matrix Award next year from New York Women in Communications.

That prestigious award recognizes the achievements of women in the communications industry. It has been awarded annually since 1970.

NYWICI, which announced its roster of 2016 honorees today, will celebrate its Matrix Awards honorees during an April 25 luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria.

The ceremony this year will be hosted by Interpublic Group and emceed by TV personality and former producer Andy Cohen, who also hosts Bravo program “Watch What Happens Live.” About 1,000 are expected to attend.

Other 2016 Matrix Award recipients include:

Linda Boff, chief marketing officer of GE
Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO of A+E Networks
Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO’s “Girls”
Nancy Gibbs, editor of Time
Carol Hamilton, president of L’Oreal Luxe USA
Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments
Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Media Group

"2016 is the 25th Anniversary of the founding of Kaplow Communications, so the timing of this award couldn't be more meaningful," Kaplow told O'Dwyer's. "I am proud of what we have accomplished and I am honored to be counted among this formidable group of women achievers."

Kaplow is a former NYWICI president. Current president is Wired chief revenue officer and publisher Kimberly Kelleher.

Previous Matrix Awards recipients include Christiane Amanpour, Geena Davis, Joan Didion, Arianna Huffington, Queen Latifah, Annie Leibovitz, Gloria Steinem, Toni Morrison, Bernadette Peters, Meryl Streep, Diane Sawyer, Helen Thomas, Barbara Walters, and Anna Wintour.

A portion of the Matrix Awards’ proceeds fund the NYWICI Foundation, which grants scholarships to young women planning a career in communications. To date, the Foundation has allotted scholarships totaling more than $1 million.

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