Debra Shriver & Liz Kaplow(L to R) Debra Shriver & Liz Kaplow (photos: Sharlene Spingler)

Liz Kaplow, CEO, Kaplow Communications, and seven women in top broadcast, media and corporate posts received Matrix Awards from New York Women in Communications April 25.

Gloria Steinem & Lena DunhamGloria Steinem & Lena Dunham

Caryl Stern & Carol HamiltonCaryl Stern & Carol Hamilton

George Lucas & Mellody HobsonGeorge Lucas & Mellody Hobson

The lunch at the Waldorf-Astoria, attended by more than 1,000, generated contributions towards scholarships. This year, 22 students received a total of $136,000 from NYWICI. Scholarship total has topped $1.5 million. NYWICI has more than 2,000 members.

Andy Cohen, host and executive producer, "Watch What Happens Live,” was emcee.

Kaplow received her Matrix from Debra Shriver, chief communications officer, Hearst.

Other winners were:

• Linda Boff, chief marketing officer, General Electric, presented by Beth Comstock, vice chair, GE.

• Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO, A+E Networks, presented by Jamie Gangel, special correspondent, CNN.

• Lena Dunham, creator and star, HBO’s “Girls,” presented by Gloria Steinem, writer, organizer, activist.

• Nancy Gibbs, editor, Time, presented by Katie Couric, TV host.

• Carol Hamilton, group president, Ariel Investments, CBS financial contributor, presented by Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey, managing director, Allen & Co.

• Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Media Group, presented by Bonnie Hammer, chairman, NBC University Cable Entertainment.