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Gloria Steinem, Queen Latifah & Powerful Media Women Chat at Matrix Awards

Need a little inspiration on a Monday? We caught up with powerful women in media about their careers at the Matrix Awards in April at the Waldorf Astoria.

At the annual New York Women in Communications event, Queen Latifah revealed how she made the jump from entertainer to daytime host, Gloria Steinem talked about mentorship, Eileen Naughton, vice president of sales at Google, talked about making your mark as an outstanding Googler and Today show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb shared their wisdom. Check out the clip below!

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Media Powerhouses Dish Career Inspiration at 2014 Matrix Awards

NYWICI logoAs this week comes to a close, we can’t help but recall one of the highlights in Manhattan: The Matrix Awards.

MediaJobsDaily was front row and center (okay, more like table 8 near the stage but still…) at the Waldorf Astoria in midtown. Regardless, the annual Matrix Awards presented by New York Women in Communications did not disappoint!

After conducting red carpet interviews to be aired shortly, it was time to settle in for an afternoon of motivation and inspiration. Oh, did we mention Gloria Steinem was in the house? Along with hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb and notable names like Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah and Cynthia McFadden, in true form the luncheon was full of memorable moments and of course, quotes.

One by one as each presenter and honoree gave their speech, there’s a common thread. Persistence, dedication, setbacks, risks and overall achievements. They all had to start somewhere, they all had to earn their first byline, their first rejection and get back up on their feet again. Look at Queen Latifah who’s now a talk show host and started her career in a male-dominated industry.

That’s why their stories have so much mojo and meaning — they all have a back story. You have a back story. We all do and that’s what makes us so vibrant, interesting andĀ  resilient.

So, without further ado, let’s check out some of the quotes and then, of course, look at the list of winners… Read more

‘Today’ Co-Host Hoda Kotb Speaks in New Orleans: ‘You Can be Stronger in the Broken Places’

Hoda Kotb, fourth hour co-host of Today, came home to her roots in New Orleans on Friday. (Kotb worked as a reporter and anchor of WWL-TV, a CBS affiliate, before landing a job at Dateline in 1998.)

Kotb was the keynote speaker during theĀ Festigals‘ luncheon, an annual empowering women’s getaway weekend in the Big Easy, amidst a banquet room bursting with energy and buzz.

As she took the podium to the Commodores’ hit, “Brick House,” and raised a wine glass (red, not white) to toast the audience, Kotb doled out several tips about life, careers, mojo and a whole lot of moxie. Read more