Chicago Chapter President's Message
Shanita Akintonde, President
It is my sincere honor and privilege to serve at the helm of The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Chicago Chapter and work with professionals who seek to advance the impact of women, young professionals and students who endeavor to work in the media field.
Whether you are inclined to add your voice as a thought-leader at national AWM events like The Gracies or want to participate in AWM Chicago Signature events such as Women Who R.O.A.R.R.™ workshops or the annual Media Hall of Femme™ Awards Showcase, AWM Chicago has a seat waiting for you!
From seasoned media professionals to those of you at the beginning of your career, we have designed unique networking opportunities that will positively impact your career, no matter your level of accomplishment. A short list of our affiliates include The Ad Council, CBS Studios, Columbia College Chicago, and iHeart Media.
So what are you waiting for? Reach out to us at to join our ranks. We are excited about giving you the opportunity to learn about media trends and opportunities by joining forces with AWM Chicago and engaging with us and your fellow media industry partners. Onward!
Shanita Baraka Akintonde, MBA, M.Ed.
President, AWM Chicago