American Women in Radio and Television, McLean, USA

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American Women in Radio and Television, McLean, USA
Street address: 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800
City: McLean
State or Province: VA
Country: United States
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Location coordinates: 38° 55' 42" N, 77° 14' 13" W
Executive Director: Maria E. Brennan, CAE
Contact number: (703) 506-3290
Contact email:
Target: Women
Organization type: National NGO (operating countrywide or advocating at the national level)
Sectors: Media/Journalism
Year founded/registered: 1951


The Alliance for Women in Media, originally the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT), is a national non-profit organization for female professionals in radio, television, and other electronic media.


History AWRT was formed in 1951 when the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) discontinued its women's division, the Association of Women Directors (AWD). The NAB Board approved the development of a new organization and offered complete cooperation and assistance until the new organization could work out the details of separate operation. The following year, more than 280 women gathered to approve the structure of the new organization.

In 1960, AWRT established The Foundation of AWRT. The Foundation of AWRT supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and communication and associated industries.

The Foundation of AWRT annually hosts the Gracie Awards in New York City. Inspired by radio and television star Gracie Allen, the Gracie Awards honor programming made for women, by women, and about women.


March 13-15, 2008 - AWRT Leadership Summit & Leadership Conference, Washington, DC

May 28-29, 2008 - 33rd Annual Gracie Awards, New York, NY

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