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MIW Program Seeks Mentee Candidates

Mildred Carter Mentoring initiative promotes leadership, skills

The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio Group’s 2015 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program is now accepting applications.

This is the 14th year of the program, which matches up-and-coming industry women with professionals recognized as leaders in all aspects of radio.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for mentees to gain valuable insight, knowledge and access to some of the most influential women in radio,” said Lindsay Cerajewski, chair of the 2015 MIW Radio Group’s Mentoring Committee and general sales manager at CBS Radio’s WUSN(FM) in Chicago.

Four candidates from the radio broadcasting’s sales, marketing, programming and digital sectors will be selected for this edition program. Two of the slots will be dedicated specifically — one spot will be designated for a programming candidate and one for a digital candidate.

For criteria and instructions on how to apply, please visit their website. The deadline to apply is December 12.

The program is named in honor of Mildred Carter, who, along with husband Andrew “Skip” Carter, founded the first African American-owned radio station in the United States, when they turned on KPRS Kansas City, Mo., in 1950. Mrs. Carter ran the Carter Broadcast Group for many years after her husband’s death, before turning over control to her grandson Michael in 1987.

The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group consists of top-level radio women across the United States dedicated to using their influence and resources to help women in radio develop management and leadership skills and helping these women advance in the business.