Is it possible to juggle motherhood, relationships, and a career in media? It may not be easy, but it can happen. Join us for a night of real talk with women who shed light on the strategies, challenges, and triumphs of being a working mother in the industry.
Panelists include Mathilde Dratwa, Founder of Moms-in-Film; Patricia Robinson, Director of Operations for Emmis Communications New York radio stations HOT 97, WBLS, and WLIB; Britt Poulton, writer, director and member of The Mom Project; Liz Cimarelli, Senior Manager, Business Development & Client Solutions Nielsen Music and Karlie Hustle, Host of the Brutally Honest podcast and Music Manager for Beats 1 NYC. The panel will be moderated by Rose Crichton, Associate Dir. of Partnerships & Marketing for Community Media at BRIC. Please feel free to bring your little ones along to play while you learn and network with other moms. During the panel, we will host a special area for kids in the BRIC House Ballroom with snacks and activities, free of charge and full of fun!
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About the Panelists:
Mathilde Dratwa founded Moms-in-Film, a nonprofit that energizes the careers of parents in entertainment with community, funding and advocacy. Thanks to a SXSW Community Grant, Moms-in-Film provided free childcare to filmmakers at SXSW 2017 in the Wee Wagon, the film industry's first mobile childcare unit, which can be used on film sets. As a filmmaker, Mathilde was a Sundance Channel Shorts Contest Finalist, a co-leader of the FilmShop collective, a member of the Independent Film School's writer-director lab and a two-time Pulitzer Center Grant recipient. She is an Instructor of Film for the School of the New York Times.
Patricia Robinson is currently Director of Operations for Emmis Communications' radio stations New York/Hot 97, WBLS, and WLIB. As Director of Operations, Patricia has full oversight of the hiring and onboarding of employees all while working alongside a very broad and diverse staff. She plays a critical role in supporting operations management, and over the span of years supported over five Senior Vice Presidents/General Managers. In addtion, She has garnered success in developing workforce and mentoring programs for New York City youth. Patricia was recently featured on Huffington Post as the "Next Generation African American Women Leaders in Media”. and was published as one of Radio Ink’s “Future African American Leaders in Radio.” She also serves a key member of Colin Kaepernick's “Your Rights Camp”, where she works intricately with him to support raising awareness, self-empowerment and understanding interacting with law enforcement.
Liz Cimarelli has over 14 years of experience working in the music, entertainment and media industries. She currently works in Business Development for Nielsen Music, focusing her attention on independent record labels, management companies, distributors and networks to provide them with a diverse group of analytics solutions and custom insights in order to achieve their business goals. Prior to joining Nielsen, Liz worked as the Director of Business Development at MusicMetric, a social media analytics platform and trend forecasting service, which later sold to Apple. Her career began in music marketing and artist management and later evolved into synch licensing as a founding member of MusicMind Tracks, a personalized music library and custom scoring platform. Liz also serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Music as the Co-Chair of Fundraising.
Britt Poulton grew up all over the Mountain West — from Utah to Idaho to Wyoming — but has spent much of her adult life in California. After studying International Relations at UC Berkeley, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and became the first in her family to attain a college degree, she left politics to pursue film. Completing her MFA at the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Britt then spent over two years working in Film Acquisitions at Fox Searchlight Pictures — reviewing incoming material, including scripts and finished films, attending film festivals from Sundance to Cannes, and meeting with filmmakers — all while quietly working on her own material. Since quitting Fox Searchlight to pursue her own projects full-time, Britt wrote PROFILE, a female-driven political thriller directed by Timur Bekmambetov that will play at both the Berlin International Film Festival and SXSW this year. She is currently in post-production on THEM THAT FOLLOW — a coming-of-age thriller she wrote and directed with her creative partner — starring Olivia Colman, Jim Gaffigan, and Walton Goggins. Britt currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Julius, and their 3-year-old daughter, Finn, with a second daughter due in May. She is also a member of The Mom Project, an organization changing the way women work and redefining career structures by providing women with real work opportunities that are in balance with their personal goals to keep more talented, professionally accomplished women in the workforce.
Karlie Hustle is a music industry veteran residing in Brooklyn, New York. Career highlights include Hot 97 NYC, Jamla Records and Apple Music. Personal highlights include giving birth to a legend and being really good at twitter. Her passion for articulating the human condition against the backdrop of pop culture has resulted in a labor of love called the Brutally Honest podcast. Brutally Honest is a slice-of-life podcast by Brooklyn-based host Karlie Hustle. She candidly discusses the daily grind of a working mom in the music industry through the lens of pop culture.
Rose Crichton (Moderator) is a specialist in integrated marketing & media strategy and community relations with over 15 years of experience in radio promotions, music branding, artist relations, B2B marketing and PR. As Associate Director of Partnerships & Marketing for BRIC, she forms and nutures partnerships with various non for profit, media and community based organizations that are supporting, curating or creating Brooklyn media, arts & culture programming. She manages the NY Emmy nominated BRIC Media Share program and is charged with marketing four Brooklyn Free Speech Public Access TV channels and BRIC's Media Education program. Prior to working with BRIC, Rose has held positions as Director of Marketing for 98.7 KISS FM, on the National Sales Team for the Emmis NY Cluster and as an integral member of the HOT 97 Marketing team. She has also done freelance event projects for MTV, the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Mission One Voice, Full Figured Fashion Week, New York Comic Con and research services for NBC.
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