Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Honored with Matrix Award
New York Women in Communications presented the 2013 Matrix Awards Monday, April 22, 2013 to honor seven remarkable women- including 5-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald- who have established themselves in the communications industry. The awards were given during a luncheon hosted by WEtv at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, hosted by the entertaining and witty Joan Rivers.
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The Matrix Awards is recognized by the communications and entertainment communities as one of the most outstanding and prestigious events of the year. The awards ceremony had over 1,000 attendees including notable names such as previous Matrix Award recipients, Martha Stewart and Arianna Huffington, as well as Joe Scarborough, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Melissa Rivers to name a few.
Portions of the proceeds from the Matrix Awards luncheon benefited the organization's Foundation dedicated to cultivating female leaders in the communications field. The 2013 scholarship recipients were announced and awarded at the Matrix Awards. "You young ladies are what's coming down the line, you make me excited, proud, and hopeful for the future" stated honoree Audra McDonald. The Foundation offers financial support through generous scholarships and provides opportunities for professional development and mentoring, as well as an entrée to a diverse community of communications professionals.