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In 1993, Women's Image Network launched The Women's Image Awards to celebrate media that advances the value of women and girls.

WIN celebrated two inaugural Honorees: Tichi Wilkerson Kassel and Laura Ziskin, who dedicated their time and resources to our shared mission. They are dearly missed.

Under the WIN banner, in 1995, WIN Founder, producer / actress, Phyllis Stuart created and Executive Produced a primetime ABC Special Fifty Years of Funny Females with Hosts John Ritter, Debbie Allen, Paula Poundstone, Annie Potts and Pam Stone.?

From 1999 to 2003, WIN produced The WINFemme Film Festival which showcased independent films made by men and women which featured female protagonists. WIN also produced dozens of seminars and networking opportunities for both emerging and established entertainment industry professionals.

Founded to promote gender parity by Phyllis Stuart, since 1993, Women's Image Network (WIN) has produced The Women’s Image Awards to honor artists and others who create dimensional female media images. WIN founder, Stuart said “The Women's Image Awards were designed to honor media artists and serve as media advocacy to expand the role of women in the world". To that end, each year film studios and television networks submit (and The Women's Image Awards jury adjudicates) film and television, applauding the writers, directors, producers and actors whose work promotes the value of women. While The Women's Image Awards are presented on a completion basis to film and television (and sometimes advertising and video game) professionals, WIN also honors deserving individuals who share its mission.?

WIN presents its awards in Hollywood and relies on entertainment industry collaborations to draw audiences to excellent media. The WIN Awards are a production of Women's Image Network (WIN), a 501c3 non-profit charity which has also supported other charities including The Mary Magdalene Foundation, Women’s Care Cottage, The Mission, Gilda’s Club, The American Cancer Society. WIN supports charities whose efforts range from fighting homeless, reabilitating prostitutes, curing HIV/AIDS and cancer, eliminating poverty, biodiversity conservation and wild animal rescue In some years, proceeds from the WIN Awards Gala have been used to fund other WIN events, such as in 2006 when the charity created the Day in the Life program designed to mentor at-risk girls.?

Women's Image Network only presents its awards to work that enters the competition (via studio or network publicists) so not all deserving film and television work is adjudicated by the WIN jury. The awards have been presented (non-consecutively) since 1993, and are currently awarded in multiple categories WIN presents awards to movies, television, video games and advertising. In some cases, the awards are given to supporters of women rather than entertainment industry participants, as in 2006 when US Senator Barbara Boxer received a Woman of the Year award. Women's Image Network only gives awards to work that enters (via studio or network publicists) and not all deserving film and television work is adjudicated by the WIN jury.

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