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A Celebration of Women to Feature Judy Woodruff

HARTFORD — Connecticut Public will celebrate female leaders who have made outstanding contributions in media, journalism, or communications at Informed Voices: A Celebration of Women in Media.

The event will take place May 24, beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m., at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut and will include a breakfast reception at 8 a.m.

The celebration will feature keynote speaker Judy Woodruff, anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour. Woodruff is a veteran journalist who has covered politics and other news for more than four decades at CNN, NBC, and PBS. She is also the founding co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communications worldwide.

Connecticut Public will honor Teresa Younger, President and CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women, with the Informed Voices Leadership Award. Under Younger’s leadership, the Foundation launched #MyFeminismIs, a multimedia campaign sparking a national conversation on feminism. The organization also funded a groundbreaking report on the sexual abuse to prison pipeline and joined leading women’s foundations at the White House to announce a $100 million funding commitment to create pathways to economic opportunity for low-income women and girls.

Also during the celebration, Connecticut Public will announce the recipient of the Carla Squatrito Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a young woman who will be attending a four-year college or university in the fall of 2018.

Guests will also receive a sneak-peek of When Women Gather: Voices from the Sisterhood, a 30-minute local documentary airing on Connecticut Public Television in the fall of 2018.

To purchase tickets to Informed Voices: A Celebration of Women in Media, visit ctpublic.org/informedvoices.

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