There have been a number of new exec appointments to the industry association for women working in kids media sectors, including a new president, Ashley Fenwick-Naditch.
Fenwick-Naditch, who’s keeping her day job at Sesame Workshop while taking on the part-time president role, joins existing staff as well as other recently appointed members, including WiCM founder Livia Beasley, who steps into her new role as senior advisor. Additionally, New York University Kanbar Institute of Film and Television Associate Professor Lynne McVeigh joins the Board of Advisors, along with new VP Ginny Bloom (manager of original programming, Nickelodeon), communications chair Kristen Schrader (rights and permissions, Comcast Sports Group) and seminar events chair Karen Halpenny (editor, Sesame Workshop).
The association will launch a new Writer’s Group with a Writer’s Workshop this month, as well as co-host its first panel at KidScreen Summit next month. WiCM is also growing its member-exclusive events and launching a children’s media industry mentorship program. For more information, check out www.womeninchildrensmedia.org.