American Women for International Understanding is delighted to announce that our Honorary Chair for the 2021 International Women of Courage Virtual Celebration is Willow Bay, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.
A broadcast journalist, media pioneer and digital communication leader, Willow Bay is the first female dean of USC Annenberg. With a relentless commitment to students, Bay has increased scholarship opportunities, launched the state-of-the-art Annenberg Media Center, accelerated curricular innovations, and vastly expanded the school’s partnerships with key media and technology partners. In addition, Bay has increased USC Annenberg’s public engagement around critical issues such as the role of communication technology in advancing equity and access, digital media literacy, gender equity in media and communication, and sports and social change. Prior to joining USC, Bay was a co-anchor of CNN’s Moneyline, a reporter and anchor for ABC News’ Good Morning America/Sunday, a Correspondent for World News Weekend, and a senior editor and strategic adviser at The Huffington Post.
We look forward to working with Ms. Bay and the other accomplished women on our honorary committee.