Washington: NDTV Director Radhika Roy, Salma Hayek, USA and Sci-fi Channel president Bonnie Hammer are the some of the names in the list of 50 new honourees for the Paley Center for Media's She Made It: Women Creating Television and Radio.
Launched by the Paley Center (formerly the Museum of Television & Radio) in 2005, the initiative aims to "celebrate the achievements of creative and business women in the industries of television, radio and new media."
This year’s list of writers, directors, producers, journalists, sportscasters and executives include Gracie Allen, Candice Bergen, former Lifetime chief Betty Cohen, Linda Ellerbee, Marta Kauffman, Barbara Kopple, Lynda La Plante, Suze Orman, Rosie O'Donnell, A&E Networks chief Abbe Raven, Shonda Rhimes.
Others include former Fox and UPN head Lucie Salhany, Jennifer Saunders, Martha Stewart, Hannah Storm, Nina Totenberg, Meredith Vieira, Dr Ruth Westheimer and Paula Zahn.
"Powerful, talented women are not as uncommon in today's media industry as was once the case," the Hollywood Reporter quoted, Paley Center president and CEO Pat Mitchell, as saying.
"And today's women media leaders owe a great deal to their predecessors, who broke new ground in every sector of the media business. She Made It honours both the trailblazers and today's outstanding women in radio and television," Mitchell added.
Paley Center in consultation with a steering committee led by co-chairs Loreen Arbus and Kay Koplovitz selected the honourees.
The third annual She Made It ceremony is set for December 6 at the Paley Center in New York.