Alliance for Women in Media is an organization for women, run by women. They are committed to supporting women across all media segments, to expand networks, educate and celebrate accomplishments. They have been advancing women in media for six decades.
Alliance for Women organizes The Gracie Awards. The Gracies were named after the late Gracie Allen. The Gracies acknowledge outstanding team leadership and individual achievement, focus on women who are making positive change and who further the discussion of what a fulfilling career in media looks like.
This year, The Gracie Awards included some podcasters.
* Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex & Money (WYNC Radio) won the Podcast Host Gracie.
* Hollywood Hookups and Breakups with Cooper and Vikki (Blog Talk Radio) won the Podcast Gracie.
* Woman of the Hour, hosted by Lena Dunham and produced by Jenna Weiss -Berman (Buzzfeed) won the GRAND WINNER Gracie.
* Jenna Weiss-Berman, Woman of the Hour producer won the Producer Gracie.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, it was stated that Jenna Weiss-Berman is leaving Buzzfeed so she can work on her new company that she cofounded with Max Linsky (of the Longform Podcast). Their new company is called Pineapple Street Media. It is a podcast company, and their first podcasts will be available in late this summer.