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MIW Announces 2023 Class of the Mildred Carter Mentoring Program

December 1, 2023

WRIF Program Director Jade Springart (on far right with microphone) speaking at the Great Lakes Broadcast & Sports Academy on November 2 in a session titled "Women Shaping Broadcast Media’s Present & Future."

Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio has announced the 2023 class of the Mildred Carter Mentoring Program. Now in its 22nd year, the program pairs aspiring female radio professionals with established leaders in the field. The select group of four women represents a diverse cross-section of the radio industry, including sales, marketing, programming, and digital.

Included in this year's class is Beasley Media Detroit's WRIF-FM Program Director Jade Springart.  Others announced in the class were Townsquare Media Regional Traffic Manager Rosanna Cole, Good Karma Brands Director of Teammate Experience Caleigh Fisher and Audacy Director of Digital Sales & Campaign Management Kristi Nguyen,

The MIW Group Mildred Carter Mentoring Program pays tribute to Mildred Carter’s pioneering legacy. Alongside her husband Andrew “Skip” Carter, she co-founded KPRS in Kansas City, Missouri, the first African-American-owned radio station in the United States, established in 1950. After her husband’s passing, Carter led the Carter Broadcast Group before handing over the reins to her grandson, Michael.

Sponsored by Beasley Media Group and Entravision Communications,

2023 MIW Mentoring Committee Chair Lindsay Adams and Committee member Jenna Miller, both program graduates, shared their mutual excitement, 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 commented, “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.”

Entravision EVP of Global Marketing Karina Cerda added, “Congratulations to MIW’s Class of 2023! We’re excited to support our future female leaders through a program that is so committed to their growth and success.”

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