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Acclaimed National Conference Series Aims to Empower Women in Media in Atlanta One-Day Only

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

ATLANTA, June 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NewsCertified Exchange will bring its branded conference event "Influencing the Headlines: Empowering Women for Global Media" to Atlanta, Georgia on June 10, 2011. Having already met with critical acclaim in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and New York City, the one-day event will present opportunities for attendees to connect with top media personalities and marketing talents in an intimate setting.

Citing reports from The Economist and the Global Media Monitoring Project that say "although women now comprise roughly half of American workers and earn nearly 60% of university degrees, only 24% of the people heard or read about in print, radio, and television news are female," NewsCertified created Influencing the Headlines to enhance media exposure for women.

A world-class panel will address the topic of Empowering Women for Global Media, while a networking luncheon provides opportunities for attendees to connect with thought leaders from other disciplines. Featured talents and panelists for include well-known social media personality Heidi Sullivan (Vice President of Media Research, North America for Cision); Daryn Kagan (former CNN anchor and current host of; Kelli Arena (award-winning former CNN lead correspondent and Vice President of NewsCertified); Renu Kulkarni (Executive Director of FutureMedia, Georgia Institute of Technology); and Emory Mulling (Radio Personality and Founder of Mulling Corporation).

New York Public Radio Special Correspondent Femi Oke explained, "Influencing the Headlines brings together a panel of high-achieving women in the media and talented female leaders.  In an enthusiastic session, the group brainstorms, shares skills and passes on their experiences."  

A key component to the day's event is the sought-after Executive Media Workshop led by talents Christopher Crommett (former top executive for CNN en Espanol and current media consultant for U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets); Kelly Hoey (social media strategist and recognized business networking specialist); and Mike Wien (founding partner of and Chief Marketing Officer for Wien & Associates).  Both strategic and tactical, the workshops provide expert insights and tools to help participants engage successfully with the news media, while enhancing their personal brand.

Executive Media Workshop topics include: "The Art and Science of the Story Pitch," "What Journalists Want from You," and "Leveraging Social Media to Engage Journalists and Other Influencers."

The one-day conference, which begins at 8:00 am, will be held at the Atlantic Station offices of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice.  Registration details for the event's Panel Discussion, Networking Luncheon, and Executive Media Workshops are listed on the Influencing the Headlines conference series website.

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About Influencing the Headlines:

Influencing the Headlines (InTH) is a high-caliber series of conference events specifically designed and fielded by NewsCertified Exchange and its strategic partners to enhance media exposure for women.  Its world-class panels address the topic of Empowering Women for Global Media, while a networking luncheon lets attendees connect with thought leaders from other disciplines.  Recent InTH panels featuring top personalities, such as Sharon Lechter (Author, Rich Dad, Poor Dad), Lynn Sherr (ABC News), Rusty Dornin (CNN correspondent), and senior members of the New York Times and Forbeshave fielded timely and critical discussions in New York and Chicago.

About NewsCertified Exchange:

Founded by veteran journalists, NewsCertified provides the global news media with a searchable database of credible, interview-ready experts and story ideas that are accessible 24/7.  A trusted resource used by top news media outlets worldwide, NewsCertified Exchange gives reporters, producers, editors and bookers the tools they need to quickly locate vetted personalities qualified to discuss thousands of topics, while helping experts refine their ability to communicate their unique perspectives and leverage them in a new media environment. 

Ilene Hudson
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