Year: 2016

All Year: 2016

February 4, 2016

Luncheon featuring award-winning News 2 Journalist Anne Holt

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February 3, 2016

 

CONTACT:    Susan Huggins
615-321-2260
SHuggins@nashvillecable.org

 

Paving the Way

Nashville Cable to Host Luncheon with Award-Winning News 2 Journalist Anne Holt

One of Cable’s primary objectives is to promote the advancement of women in the workplace. As a woman of color in the traditionally white, male-dominated field of television news, WKRN-TV/News 2 Anchor Anne Holt worked her way to the top of her field and paved the way for other female journalists to follow her lead.

In celebration of strong, successful women as well as Black History Month, join Cable members for a luncheon discussion with Anne on Wednesday, February 10th from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links (18 Springhouse Lane, Nashville). At the luncheon, Anne will discuss lessons learned as a female pioneer in television broadcasting. She will also share the keys to her success during her more than 39-year career at News 2.

Members of the media are invited to attend. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cable President & CEO Susan Huggins at shuggins@nashvillecable.org or 615-321-2260.

 

About Anne Holt

Anne Holt is an award-winning television news journalist who has anchored the news in Nashville for nearly four decades. Anne’s many awards and honors include the 2007 Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Jerry Thompson Communicator’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Nashville Association for Community and Justice, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. With that honor, she earned the distinction of being the first woman, the first African American, and the first news anchor to receive the award. Additionally, she has won eight Emmy Awards as well as a George Foster Peabody Award for her journalism work.

Anne attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and graduated in 1973 with a degree in broadcasting. She moved to Nashville in 1976 to be a reporter and weekend anchor at News 2 and in 1980 became the primary anchor.

Beyond her career in television, Anne is also involved in the community. She served seven years on the UT Board of Trustees and is currently spokesperson for News 2’s Food to Families Campaign, a 30 year partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. Over the years, Anne has also served on the boards of NCCJ, Book’em, Leadership Nashville, Cumberland Valley Girl Scouts, Middle Tennessee March of Dimes, Inroads/Nashville, Inc., the United Way of Middle Tennessee; the Honorary Leadership Committee for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2000 Project and numerous non-profit fundraising committees.

 

About Cable

Nashville Cable is one of Tennessee’s largest and most established network of professionals with more than 500 members and a 37-year history of helping women reach their full potential. The organization’s status as the premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement has shaped its networking programs and advocacy initiatives and created a forward-thinking infrastructure to effect positive change. Cable’s hallmark initiative is Women on Corporate Boards (WoCB), with key programs also including The ATHENA Awards, the Cable Civic Leadership program in partnership with Lipscomb University, and the Power of Inclusion Awards and luncheon. For information about Cable, please visit www.nashcable.staging.wpengine.com.

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January 29, 2016

Cable member “Chef and I” on the show Restaurant StartUp

Nashville Cable business member Chef and I were recently announced as one of 18 culinary entrepreneurs striving to secure an investment on the new season of “Restaurant Startup” on CNBC Prime. Each week on “Restaurant Startup,” two teams are invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of two investors. But only one team will receive the opportunity of a lifetime. The chosen team is given the keys to a working restaurant in Los Angeles. They get 36 hours and $7,500 to put their concept to the test and create a business plan; come up with a branding campaign; and finally, launch their dream restaurant.

More details can be found at:

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/14/cnbc-reveals-the-eighteen-culinary-teams-competing-for-an-investment-on-season-three-of-restaurant-startup.html

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January 8, 2016

Mayor Barry speaks to Nashville Cable

 

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Nashville Cable hosts our first female mayor to discuss her first 100 days in office

As Nashville’s first elected female mayor, Mayor Megan Barry embodies the very mission of Cable as a leadership organization: the promotion of women’s professional advancement.

Join Cable members for a luncheon discussion with Mayor Barry on Wednesday, January 13th about her first 100 days in office. At the luncheon, which will take place from 11:30am – 1pm at the Music City Center’s room 101 A-D (201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville), Mayor Barry will talk about her progress so far in key initiatives including public education, transportation, affordable housing and economic growth.

Mayor Barry will also discuss the strides she’s made in championing diversity and women’s professional advancement within the mayor’s office – appointing a diverse, majority female staff that reflects the city of Nashville.

Members of the media are invited to attend. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cable President & CEO Susan Huggins at shuggins@nashvillecable.org or 615-321-2260.

 

About Megan Barry

Megan Barry is the seventh mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Her election in the Sept. 10, 2015, runoff, after receiving the most votes in the Aug. 6 general election, represents a historic milestone as she is the first female mayor of Nashville.

Barry’s election is also historic in that she is the first Metro Council member to ascend to the office of mayor. First elected in the runoff election of 2007 for the position of Council at-large, Barry went on to receive the most votes of the five winning at-large candidates in 2011.

Megan Barry is married to Bruce Barry, a professor of organization studies at Vanderbilt. Their son, Max, is a junior in college, and they share their home with two rescue dogs, Hank and Boris.

 

About Cable

Nashville Cable is one of Tennessee’s largest and most established network of professionals with more than 500 members and a 37-year history of helping women reach their full potential. The organization’s status as the premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement has shaped its networking programs and advocacy initiatives and created a forward-thinking infrastructure to effect positive change. Cable’s hallmark initiative is Women on Corporate Boards (WoCB), with key programs also including The ATHENA Awards, the Cable Civic Leadership program in partnership with Lipscomb University, and the Power of Inclusion Awards and luncheon. For information about Cable, please visit www.nashcable.staging.wpengine.com.

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