Mentoring and Inspiring Women In Radio Group Announces Alliance with Marketron to introduce TheMIW Rising Star Award

MIW Radio Group Names Erika Beasley the Inaugural "MIW Rising Star" and Will Present the Award During the MIW Radio Group Annual Dinner at the 2016 Radio Show in Nashville


Boston, MA (August 30, 2016): The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group is pleased to announce that it has formed an alliance with Marketron to establish the "MIW Rising Star Award," named in honor and memory of the late Renée Roth, Marketron's long-time Vice-President of International Sales. The MIW Rising Star is awarded to the top scoring scholarship recipient from the annual Rising Through the Ranks program.

Each summer, the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) present "Rising Through the Ranks," a training seminar dedicated to the support and advancement of women in Radio sales management. Now in its 9th year, the program is designed for 20 participants and a portion of their expenses is covered by scholarships.

Rising Through the Rank’s 2016 class was held August 24 – 25 in Nashville, where Beasley Media Group General Sales Manager (Tampa Bay) Erika Beasley was recognized as the inaugural MIW Rising Star. Ms. Beasley will receive her award during the MIW Radio Group's "Denim & Diamonds" dinner, which will take place on September 21st at the 2016 Radio Show in Nashville, Tennessee.

"Renée Roth was a passionate advocate for educating, encouraging and mentoring women in Radio," explained Marketron's Chief Revenue Officer Deb Esayian. "She guided many careers and helped countless women advance in their roles, believing that the impossible was always possible. With this scholarship, Marketron celebrates Renée's love of radio, her brilliant and remarkable career in the industry and her dedication to building a better tomorrow through conscientious efforts put forth today."

"Rising Through the Ranks is the epitome of MIW's mission and commitment to nurture the next generation of female radio professionals," said MIW Spokesperson and Olin & Associates Principal Kay Olin. "Marketron's generous support enables us to showcase this unique and vibrant two-day event in a new light by acknowledging Radio's stellar rising stars, such as Erika Beasley. Our MIW Rising Star Award honors Renee's spirit and commends her strong belief in the power and importance of women in leadership roles. We look forward to formally recognizing our first MIW Rising Star at the upcoming Radio Show. Congratulations Erika, well deserved and well done."

"I'm so honored and humbled to receive the inaugural MIW Rising Star Award and only hope I can be a role model and inspiration to other women in the radio industry," said Erika Beasley. "Work hard every single day, focus on your goals, and most importantly, believe in yourself and you too can make a difference. Radio is my heritage, my passion, and in my blood!"

To learn more about the Rising Through the Ranks program, please visit