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''Rising Through the Ranks'' Open for Submissions
RADIO ONLINE | Monday, May 1, 2017 |1:10pm CT

Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), BMI and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) will present the tenth annual "Rising Through the Ranks" seminar on August 16-17 at BMI's Nashville office. As in years past, BMI will offer 20 scholarships for this year's program. These scholarships cover the cost of the professional development course which is designed to foster and educate current and emerging female radio managers within broadcast radio. Sessions at this year's seminar will include, among others:

  • The Role of Today's Radio Manager
  • Managing Up and Down
  • Having Difficult Conversations
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Women in the Radio Workplace
  • Recruiting, Hiring, and Firing
  • Building Your Personal Brand
  • Managing Multiple Generations
Scholarship winners will also have the opportunity to hear from leading radio industry executives across various station groups and industry backgrounds. Featured speakers include:
  • Hartley Adkins, president, corporate operations & NE Division, iHeartMedia, Inc.
  • Lynn Anderson, CEO, Integrated Media Solutions Group
  • Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Broadcast Group
  • Lindsay Cerajewski, general sales manager, WSCR, CBS Radio
  • Joe D'Angelo, senior vice president, HD Radio
  • Erica Farber, president and CEO, RAB
  • Brandeis C. Hall, vice president, professional development, RAB
  • Laurie Kahn, president and CEO, Media Staffing Networks
  • Debbie Kenyon, senior vice president, market manager, CBS Radio
  • Val Maki, market manager, general manager, Emmis Communications
  • Denyse Mesnik, president, The Mesnik Group
  • Ruth Presslaff president, Presslaff Interactive Revenue
  • Dan Spears, vice president, licensing, BMI
  • rika Sylvia, controller, Emmis Communications
  • Brooke Williams, senior vice president, membership, Radio Advertising Bureau
"Rising Through the Ranks is in its 10th year, and it continues to be our foremost initiative," noted Olin & Associates partner Kay Olin and spokesperson for the MIW Radio Group. "This two-day intensive professional development workshop allows us to continue to mentor and motivate female sales managers with the goal of helping them climb their corporate ladders."

"We are excited to be celebrating ten years of the Rising Through the Ranks initiative. Our lists of impressive presenters continue to grow, presenting a worthwhile opportunity for scholarship winners to learn from our industry's top executives," said RAB President/CEO Erica Farber. "The wealth of knowledge shared through peer-to-peer discussions between both speakers and attendees is priceless. These lessons will be brought back directly to attendee's respective markets, ensuring that female leaders continue to emerge within the radio business."

Scholarship applications and registration are available at and will be accepted May 1, through June 7.

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