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Mentoring & Inspiring
Women in Radio

Using our influence and
resources to support women
in radio to develop strong
management and leadership
skills. The MIWs are equally
committed to advocating
the advancement of women
to senior positions in radio
companies and corporations.

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NAPLES, FL, April 24, 2014 - The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group’s Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Kay Olin has been named the official MIW spokesperson, effective immediately. President of Olin and Associates, LLC, Kay Olin succeeds longtime spokesperson and Greater Media’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications Heidi Raphael, who will continue to serve as a member of the MIW Executive Committee.

Former President of Local Focus Radio, Kay Olin is a 30+ year radio veteran with both local and national experience. In addition to her new role with the MIWs, she also serves as the National Chair for the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM). Kay has been honored as one of Radio Ink Magazine's Most Influential Women, was a recipient of the Atlanta Broadcaster's coveted Lifetime Achievement Award and was named as one of Atlanta's Top 25 Women to Watch in 2008 by Atlanta Woman Magazine. Although she is actively involved with the MIWs, AWM and RAB, and has served on the board for Georgia Public Broadcasting, Kay is most proud of her mentoring initiatives through the MIW and AWM organizations.

"It has been an absolute privilege to serve as the spokesperson of the MIWs for the past six years," says Heidi Raphael. "Kay's incredible experience, combined with her dedication and passion for the MIW’s mission of promoting the advancement of women to senior positions in broadcasting, makes her the perfect choice to take the group and its mission to the next level."

Kay Olin adds, “No one can begin to fill the ‘heels’ of Heidi! With grace and professionalism, she has worked tirelessly to elevate the MIWs and our mission. She’s done a fabulous job and we are thrilled that we will continue to enjoy Heidi’s leadership on the Executive Committee. Personally, I have been both mentored and inspired by this wonderful group of generous professionals. Their skills and commitment to reaching back and supporting other women's entrée into broadcast leadership is inspirational and makes a grand difference on behalf of so many. I’m truly honored to serve as a spokeswoman on behalf of the MIWs.


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