Now in its fourth year, the Folio: Top Women in Media Awards aim to recognize and honor the women who stand outthe ones who are not only driving the agenda for the industry and in their companies, but also leading teams of influencers, visionaries, and rising stars. 

Top-Women-TrophiesThe Folio: Top Women In Media list is based on several factors, but the top criteria is this: All of the designees have demonstrably moved the needle either in the industry or at their companies, whether through revenue or audience growth, brand extensions, product launches, business transformation, thought leadership or pioneering actions.

Do you know a woman who is innovating media in new ways and guiding her businesses into new markets? Then she deserves to join the ranks of Folio: Top Women in Media Honorees like Samantha Skey of SheKnows, Sarah McConville of Harvard Business Review, Moira Forbes of Forbes Media, Medith Rollins of Redbook and Kim Martin of Meredith Corporation. 

Folio: is excited to have the opportunity to salute our colleagues and leaders at a celebratory luncheon on June 7, 2017 in New York City.







Designed for female media professionals in both the consumer and b-to-b sectors, the Top Women In Media List is divided into these categories:

Industry Leaders: For executives (and women of all ranks) who've had an exceptional impact on the direction of their industry or market in ways that are measurable beyond just their own companies.

Corporate Visionaries: Women who've steered their companies into new markets, new opportunities, new audiences, and strong, measurable growth.

Director-Level Doers: Women who've successfully executed on a strategy, and transformed their business line or brand.

Entrepreneurs: Women who've launched companies and upended markets and categories.

Mentors: Women who've made an extraordinary effort, and had an extraordinary impact, on the careers of their colleagues.

Rising Stars: Women on the rise, making their mark, even at the early stages of their careers.





The honorees will gain:

  • Significant exposure for you and your company infront of colleagues and competitors
  • 100 word profile on, which receives 49k visitors each month
  • Recognition and exposure through email promotions to the Folio: database of 60k and Folio: Social Media Network of 41k magazine media executives


All nominations for Top Women In Media must include a narrative of not more than 500 words outlining which category they are entering in, and detailing their specific accomplishments. Testimonials and other supporting materials are encouraged but be kind to the judges and keep it brief.

Please enter online and have the following prepared:

  • Category Entered
  • Key Contact for entry
  • Organization submitting entry
  • Title of entry (as it would appear on the award)
  • Synopsis of why the nominee should win an award – If applicable, please provide specific accomplishments and milestones achieved by this person, specific traits and abilities that make this person stand out among peers and how this person's influence extend beyond his/her company.
  • Any attachments you wish to upload
  • A headshot of the nominee


Applicants must be employed by a media company, or a digital-only media company, or at an association, or work as a consultant or other services-provider to the industry. Previous Top Women honorees may be nominated again.


Early Entry Deadline: February 3, 2017
Final Deadline: February 24, 2017

Entry Fees:
The price of each primary entry is $325. If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $200 per category. There is a late entry surcharge of $200 per entry for entries submitted after February 3, 2017. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.

Multiple Entries:
Multiple entries are accepted and encouraged. A single nominee can be entered into more than one category. Please follow the “How to Enter” instructions for each category you will be entering.







Get in the nominating spirit! Take a look at our past Folio: Top Women in Media Honorees.
2016 Honorees 
2015 Honorees



For any questions about the program and assistance in entering, please contact Jessica Coonan at or (203) 899-8436. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tania Babiuk at or (203) 899-8498.