SOURCE: American Business Media

December 19, 2007 16:56 ET

American Business Media Devotes January 2008 to Women in Business-to-Business

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 19, 2007) - To celebrate the changing face of the business information industry, American Business Media is proud to announce it will be devoting the entire month of January to today's women in business-to-business. Dedicated efforts include specialized articles, blogs and video broadcasts. ABM's Video Network will feature some of the industry's top female executives, such as Allison Arden, newly appointed publisher of Advertising Age and Creativity, and Deirdre Bigley, VP of Worldwide Advertising & Interactive for IBM.

"We are thrilled as women continue to shatter the glass ceiling and emerge as powerful leaders during a time of industry transformation," said Gordon T. Hughes II, president and CEO of ABM. "I am proud to acknowledge and honor the many achievements of these women with a series of devoted initiatives."

These efforts arrive in conjunction with ABM's inaugural Women in Business-to-Business: Real Stories, Real Successes (, recognizing the career achievements of today's leading female executives. The Association will launch 2008 with this evening of inspiration, on January 23rd at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City. Attendees will network with like-minded women (and men) seeking to achieve their professional best and hear firsthand how each honoree has risen to the top of the industry.

ABM will be honoring the accomplishments of:

--  Deirdre Bigley, VP, Worldwide Advertising & Interactive IBM, for her
    success in integrated marketing and advertising communications on a global
--  Nina DiSesa, chairman, McCann-Erickson New York, for her achievements
    as a creative leader and her new book, "Seducing the Boys Club";
--  Mary Dolaher, CEO, IDG World Expo, for her leadership and creation of
    dynamic communities in the face-to-face arena;
--  Erin Moriarty, CBS News Correspondent, "48 HOURS," for her excellence
    in exploring some of the most significant social and legal issues today;
--  Gloria Scoby, SVP and Group Publisher, Crain Communications, for 30
    years of excellence at Crain Communications and initiating their first
    foray into online publishing; and
--  Peggy Walker, president and COO, Vance Publishing Corporation, for her
    accomplishments in management, publishing, editorial, operations and
    circulation positions at leading companies.

For more information on registration, event details and honorees, visit

About American Business Media:

Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the association of business information providers, delivering business intelligence to industry, Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. Its over 300 member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 5000 print and online titles and 1000 Trade Shows and well over $20 billion in annual revenues.

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