Hayek, Hammer, Mandabach make it to Paley’s ‘She Made It’ list

November 14th, 2007 - 10:39 am ICT by admin  
Launched by the Paley Center (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio) in 2005, the initiative aims to “celebrate the achievements of creative and business women in the industries of television, radio and new media.”

This year’s list of writers, directors, producers, journalists, sportscasters and executives include Gracie Allen, Candice Bergen, former Lifetime chief Betty Cohen, Linda Ellerbee, Marta Kauffman, Barbara Kopple, Lynda La Plante, Suze Orman, Rosie O’Donnell, A and E Networks chief Abbe Raven, Shonda Rhimes.

Others include former Fox and UPN head Lucie Salhany, Jennifer Saunders, Martha Stewart, Hannah Storm, Nina Totenberg, Meredith Vieira, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Paula Zahn.

“Powerful, talented women are not as uncommon in today’s media industry as was once the case,” the Hollywood Reporter quoted, Paley Center president and CEO Pat Mitchell, as saying.

“And today’s women media leaders owe a great deal to their predecessors, who broke new ground in every sector of the media business. … ‘She Made It’ honours both the trailblazers and today’s outstanding women in radio and television,” Mitchell added.

Paley Center in consultation with a steering committee led by co-chairs Loreen Arbus and Kay Koplovitz selected the honourees.

The third annual “She Made It” ceremony is set for Dec. 6 at the Paley Center in New York.

This year’s honourees are:

Perry Miller Adato

Gracie Allen

Jay Presson Allen

Candice Bergen

Frances Buss

Peggy Charren

May Chidiac

Betty Cohen

Judy Crichton

Nancy Dickerson

Margaret Drain

Rebecca Eaton

Linda Ellerbee

Betty Furness

Amy Goodman

Lee Grant

Bonnie Hammer

Salma Hayek

Maria Hinojosa

Gwen Ifill

Marta Kauffman

Barbara Kopple

Claire Labine

Lynda La Plante

Margaret Loesch

Nancy Malone

Caryn Mandabach

Mary Margaret McBride

Beth McCarthy Miller

Marilyn Suzanne Miller

Andrea Mitchell

Gloria Monty

Christine Ockrent

Suze Orman

Rosie O’Donnell

Abbe Raven

Shonda Rhimes

Martha Rountree

Radhika Roy

Lucie Salhany

Jennifer Saunders

Martha Stewart

Hannah Storm

Nina Totenberg

Ellen M. Violett

Meredith Vieira

Judith Cary Waller

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Yang Lan

Paula Zahn (ANI)

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