The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) group will hold its 13th annual edition Rise in the ranks program as a virtual event.
The program will be divided into five days and will take place every Tuesday in August from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Time starting August 3, 2021. As in past years, BMI will be offering 20 scholarships for this year’s program. . These scholarships will cover the cost of the professional development course, designed to encourage and educate current and emerging female radio managers within radio.
“BMI has been a proud supporter of ‘Rising Through the Ranks’ since its inception,” said Dan Spears, vice president, industry relations, BMI. “Working with our partners MIW and RAB over the years has shown how vital this initiative is in providing future leaders with the tools they need to be successful in the radio industry. We look forward to welcoming the program back to BMI’s Nashville office, but until then we’re excited that it will be back this year as a virtual event.
“Once again, MIW is thrilled to be part of the Rising Through the Ranks program,” said Ruth Presslaff, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group. “We meet so many women who are passionate about radio, and who continue to move things forward by supporting the network they have built with each other, programs to help other women, as well as contributing to the industry with their strong performance. This event may be virtual, but the results will be real! “
“Rising Through the Ranks is an invaluable opportunity for our fellows and we are delighted to bring the event back this year,” said Erica Farber, President and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau. “With the tools and experience we’ve all had with virtual events, we know this year’s program will be as engaging and inspiring as our in-person event.”
This year’s agenda and list of speakers will be announced at a later date.
Scholarship applications and registration are available on www.rab.com and will be accepted from April 26 at 6:00 p.m. PT on May 28, 2021. Fellows will be notified of their selection by the week of July 1, 2021. For more information, visit RAB’s Rising Through the Ranks page here.