Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, a U.S.-based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing female leadership in radio broadcasting, has introduced the MIW Mildred Carter Mentoring Program’s Class of 2023. Every year, MIW selects four candidates from sales, marketing, programming and digital disciplines within the radio industry for its heritage mentoring program, which matches up-and-coming women in radio with female professionals recognized as leaders in all aspects of the industry.
The program is now in its 22nd year, and Beasley Media Group and Entravision Communications are co-sponsors. The 2023 class, in alphabetical order, are the following:
- Rosanna Cole, regional traffic manager, Townsquare Media
- Caleigh Fisher, director of teammate experience, Good Karma Brands
- Kristi Nguyen, director of digital sales and campaign management, Audacy
- Jade Springart, program director at WRIF-FM, Beasley Media Group
The MIW Group Mildred Carter Mentoring Program is named in memory of Mildred Carter, who, along with her husband Andrew “Skip” Carter, founded the first African American-owned radio station in the U.S. in 1950, when they switched on KPRS Kansas City, Missouri. Mildred Carter ran the Carter Broadcast Group for many years after the death of her husband before turning over control of the company to her grandson, Michael Carter, in 1987.
Lindsay Adams, chair of the 2023 MIW Mentoring Committee and a 2006 graduate of the MIW Mildred Carter Mentoring Program and Jenna Miller, 2023 MIW Mentoring Committee member and a 2021 graduate of the MIW Mildred Carter Mentoring Program, released a joint statement saying, “Year after year, the Mildred Carter mentorship committee is captivated by the exceptional quality, diversity, and caliber of our applicants. The task of narrowing down to the final four proves challenging, a testament to the remarkable talent we consistently encounter. We are elated to announce this year’s mentees and eagerly anticipate witnessing their professional growth as they embark on their career journeys with the invaluable support of this program.”
Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley said, “We are proud to be a part of this outstanding program that makes a real and relevant difference in supporting future leaders in our industry.”
“Congratulations to MIW’s Class of 2023!” added Karina Cerda, EVP of global marketing for Entravision. “We’re excited to support our future female leaders through a program that is so committed to their growth and success.”
You can learn more about the Class of 2023 finalists and former mentees here.