This past Thursday January 21st as part of the World Audiovisual Women's Association's (WAWA), activities in favor of women's contribution in the audiovisual industry, Cynthia Hudson, senior vice president and managing director of CNN en Español and Hispanic strategy for CNN/U.S., was recognized with the "Woman of the Year Award". With this award, WAWA seeks to reward the work done by those women who left a mark and continue to provide knowledge in their field.
"It is an honor to receive this award from my colleagues in the industry and specially since we have all fought so hard to be recognized for our work and commitment and have, little by little, broken the "glass ceiling," said Hudson.
The award ceremony was held during a virtual event that brought together more than 115 executives from the audiovisual industry.
"For a long time, women have had to fight for recognition in this industry, but we have shown that with our own work and merit we can achieve what we deserve," added Hudson as she received the award from Cecilia Gómez de la Torre, member of WAWA's Board of Directors.
The finalists were: Silvana D'Angelo, from Glowstar Media; Patricia Daujotas, from Channel 10-Uruguay; Patricia Jasin, from TV Azteca; Carmen Larios, from Lifetime Latin America; and Fidela Navarro from Dopamine.
WAWA is an association that exists to be an active collaborative network that reinforces the role of women and their development in the audiovisual industry. It's a network of women leaders who share their experience and knowledge to mentor and drive new generations. The "Woman of the Year Award", is the way to reward the work done by those women who left a mark and continue to provide knowledge in this field.