As 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 and 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