Last night, the Women’s Media Center held their Media Awards at Gustavinos (409 E. 59th Street b/w 1st and York Aves). The star studded event was Hosted by Anne Hathaway with special appearances by Barbara Walters (The View), Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgin, Laura Ling, Eve Ensler, Javiar Gomez, Camilla Barungi, Michael Lombardo, among others.
The event honored Pat Mitchell, Martha Nelson, Lisa Ling, Laura Ling, and Sarah Hoye.
Hathaway, was accompanied to the event by new husband Adam Shulman, says, “I am a supporter of the Women’s Media Center. I believe in their ongoing mission and advocacy for women and girls worldwide to be more visible and powerful through a variety of important programs and initiatives.”
The Women’s Media Center was founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media. This is accomplished by promoting women as subjects and decision-makers within the media, training women and girls so they are media-ready and media–savvy, monitoring and exposing sexism in the media, and creating innovative new media and original content. The Women’s Media Center is directly engaged with the media at all levels to ensure that a diverse group of women are present in the newsrooms, on air, in print and online, as sources and subjects.