Beasley Media Group Commits to Support as Lead Sponsor of 2018 Initiative
Naples, FL, (November 13, 2017)The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group is pleased to announce the opening of the application window for its 2018 Mildred Carter MIW Group Mentoring Program. Currently in its 17th year, this notable experience pairs up-and-coming women who currently work in the radio industry with female professionals recognized as leaders in all aspects of radio broadcasting and media. Beasley Media Group has committed to provide support as the lead sponsor of the 2018 initiative, which provides a comprehensive learning platform for women interested in advancing within their careers in the industry. A total of four candidates from the radio broadcasting industry - within the sales, marketing, programming and digital disciplines - will be selected for the 2018 program. Of those, at least one spot will be designated for a programming candidate and one spot designated for a digital candidate. For mentee criteria, and instructions on how to apply, please visit http://tinyurl.com/MIWMentee2018. The deadline to apply is January 12, 2018. "This unique initiative provides a wonderful opportunity for mentees to gain valuable insight, knowledge and access to some of the most influential women in radio," says Lindsay Cerajewski, chair of the 2018 MIW Group's Mentoring Committee and General Sales Manager at WSCR-AM/Chicago Cubs Radio Network. “It is very rewarding to watch our Mentees grow professionally throughout the year.” MIW Group Spokeswoman Denyse Mesnik added, “We are absolutely thrilled Beasley Media Group has generously offered their committed to support the 2018 Mentoring program as the lead sponsor. An added bonus is that company Chief Executive Officer Caroline Beasley will personally join the very impressive roster of MIW mentoring volunteers who share their time, talent and wisdom with our Mentees. It’s going to be another successful year!” "It is a privilege to be a part of such an outstanding initiative that promotes the advancement of women to senior positions in the radio industry,” said Caroline Beasley. “Similar to Beasley Media Group’s commitment in providing our employees with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive in their chosen career paths, the MIW Group’s Mildred Carter Mentoring Program is a shining example of how to nurture and support future leaders in the radio industry.” The MIW Group Mentoring Program is named in the memory of Mildred Carter, who, along with her husband, Andrew "Skip" Carter, founded the first African American owned radio station in the U.S. in 1950, when they turned on KPRS Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Carter ran the Carter Broadcast Group for many years after the death of Skip Carter, before turning over control of the company to her grandson, Michael Carter in 1987.