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Entries Due: MAY 7

Cynopsis is gearing up to recognize the Top Women in Media – trailblazers who are pushing the industry forward, while empowering and inspiring others. We’re looking for innovators, risk-takers and those instrumental in executing strategy, in categories that cover entertainment, tech and sports media. It’s an opportunity to nominate yourself or a colleague who stands out in the space – honorees will be celebrated at the second annual Cynopsis Top Women in Media Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, September 24th at Tribeca ThreeSixty in NYC. View last year’s honorees here and be sure to nominate before April 30th.

Nominate by May 7th

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Top Women in TV & Digital

  • Ad Tech Innovators

    Those on the leading edge of creating software and tools to help agencies and brands target, deliver, and analyze digital advertising.

  • Corporate Visionaries

    Those with a comprehensive, broad knowledge of all matters related to their business as well as the foresight to steer their organizations into the future.

  • Directors Who Do It All

    Those in the prime of their careers whose stellar commitment to team and organizational goals results in outstanding oversight and execution of business objectives.

  • Game Changing On Air Talent

    Honoring personalities who entertain, inform, and inspire their audience.

  • Industry Leaders

    Those who aren’t afraid to take decisive action, break down barriers, invent new solutions, and apply unusual and creative thinking to resolve complex issues.

  • Innovators & Disruptors

    Honoring those challenging the status quo to push the industry forward.

  • Local & National News Ambassadors

    Recognizing the on-camera and behind the scenes personnel who find, package, and present the news in a way that educates and motivates their audience.

  • Marketing Trailblazers

    Honoring innovators whose marketing strategies and executions drove outstanding outcomes.

  • Operations Front Runners

    Honoring those who regularly search for and integrate operations breakthroughs to advance their businesses.

  • Production Pacesetters

    Spotlighting professionals who seek out new techniques and tools to create better, more modern products, from programming to back-end solutions.

  • Public Relations Gurus

    Honoring professionals using traditional and original methods to both showcase their clients and campaigns as well as impact the bottom line.

  • Data & Research Trendsetters

    Honoring fresh, creative uses of data and research to drive results.

  • Social Media Groundbreakers

    Honoring executives who have driven the ideation and/or execution of a social media campaign that has generated excitement and boosted engagement in new and innovative ways.

  • Tech Leaders

    Those spearheading the most modern, skillful uses of technology to create business opportunities and maximize the bottom line.

Top Women in Sports & Esports

Distinguished Companies

Recognizing companies across TV, entertainment, sports, digital, media, production and more who are calling for equal opportunity, inclusion, pay parity and women in leadership positions. They are establishing policies of equality and inclusion, creating opportunities to ensure women will be welcomed and encouraged to contribute, grow and lead the industry forward.

How To Enter

Nomination Process

The nomination process is completed solely online:

First, you will be guided through the registration process, and then the entry (synopsis + supporting materials), and payment process.

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The Cynopsis Top Women in Media Awards is open to all individuals worldwide. In order to be eligible, the nominee must have worked in their role (in part) between July of 2019 and May of 2020.

Deadlines & Rates

Late Deadline: 5/7

The price of each primary entry is $649. If you are submitting the same person into two or more categories, the price for each additional category is discounted by $200. Please note, the content for any tagged entries at the reduced rate will need to be the same as the original entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry and is not refundable.

All entries must be submitted online by May 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.