Joan E. Geberding Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW)
Joan’s career in the radio spans more than three decades. She has been called "one of the most visible and hard working women in the industry” and is considered a leading advocate for diversity, leadership, and mentoring for women in radio. In 2002, Joan was named the number one "Most Influential Woman in Radio" by Radio Ink Magazine and "Broadcaster of the Year." In addition, she has volunteered her time and expertise as a Board member of American Women in Radio and Television, serving as its President for two years; she has been a Board member of the Radio Advertising Bureau, one of the founders of and Spokesperson for, the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) group since its inception in 2000, and she is on the Steering Committee of the “she made it” initiative for the Paley Media Center. Over the years, Joan has a developed a record of accomplishments leading media startups and creating successful marketing and branding campaigns. An innovative and strategic thinker, a dynamic and inclusive leader, she is known throughout the broadcasting industry for her strong people skills, her winning smile and her passion for radio. Joan is currently an executive of Focus 360 LLC, a cross-platform media company in NYC.