Alliance for Women in Media Southern California is a networking and charitable organization that offers membership to individuals in the media and entertainment industries. Founded in 1951, AWM SoCal strives to advance the impact of women in media by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry in Southern California. AWM SoCal is dedicated to empowering career development and driving positive change for our industry and societal progress.

As a member of AWM SoCal, you will receive event discounts and unique benefits including access to unparalleled networking opportunities, knowledge building through our stimulating educational programs, opportunities for community outreach and the ability to contribute to and influence the growth of our industry through mentorship and scholarship programs.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to be involved in our annual Genii Awards, named after the Southern California Chapter founder, Jeanne Gray McDonald. This inspiring event celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of women in our industry who have shown tremendous leadership, a commitment to promote progress and create change, and dedication to the community.

Professional Membership Benefits:

  • Complimentary and discounted admission to select AWM SoCal events throughout the year (Genii Awards Gala exempt).
  • Member exclusive access to AWM SoCal Career Corner with opportunities such as job listings, recruiter and resume posting. *
  • Opportunity to bring a guest for free to select AWM SoCal events.
  • Discounted admission to AWM SoCal Genii Awards Gala.
  • Opportunity to submit for select AWM SoCal Genii Award nominations.
  • Networking and mentoring events.
  • Monthly subscription to AWM SoCal newsletter, access to the AWM SoCal members-only website.
  • Volunteer at philanthropic events.
  • Access to industry news and research.

*AWM SoCal does not endorse nor guarantee access to job opportunities or contact with recruiters.

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Student Membership Benefits:

Student Membership- An Annual Membership is available to all registered full-time students currently seeking a two to four year undergraduate degree. Student Membership includes “All” of the above Standard Membership Benefits PLUS:

  • Networking and mentorship opportunities free for students
  • Receive early notification to apply for AWM SoCal Genii Awards scholarships
  • Opportunity to submit for AWM SoCal Member Student Spotlight in AWM SoCal newsletter, AWM SoCal website and social.
  • Eligible for one free year of membership (non-transferable) awarded upon proof of graduation from accredited two to four year trade school, college or university. (*copy of graduation certificate must be shown within 6 months of graduation)

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Numerous Corporate and Media sponsorship opportunities are available.

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*Formerly American Women in Radio & Television, Southern California Chapter
3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Box 1261, Studio City, CA 91604
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