McLean, VA - Apr 13, 2010 - The Alliance for Women in Media, formerly known as American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT), is pleased to announce that CNBC personal finance icon and bestselling author Suze Orman will receive the 2010 Gracies Tribute Award at this year's Gracie Awards Gala on May 25, 2010, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
This award was first presented on the 25th anniversary of The Gracies Gala and is bestowed upon an individual who plays a key role in laying the foundation for future generations of women in the media. The 2010 Gracie Awards Gala will recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and digital media.
"Suze Orman has proven she and her brand are dedicated to helping build a foundation of financial strength for future generations of women," said Cary Broussard, president of Alliance for Women in Media. "Suze has opened countless doors for women in our industry and continues to inspire women and men everywhere who seek her advice."
“To be able to do what you love is a great gift -- to be honored for that gift is even greater,” said Ms. Orman.
Suze Orman has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance. Orman is the contributing editor to O The Oprah Magazine, the Costco Connection Magazine and for the last nine years host of the award winning "Suze Orman Show," which airs every Saturday night on CNBC. Not only is she the single most successful fundraiser in the history of public television, but she has also garnered an unprecedented six Gracie awards, more than anyone in the 35-year history of this award.
In 2009 Orman was the recipient of a Visionary Award from the Council for Economic Education for being a champion on economic empowerment and named by Forbes magazine as 18th on their list of The Most Influential Women In Media. For two consecutive years Time magazine named Orman as one of the TIME 100, The World''s Most Influential People. Orman was also recognized by the Human Rights Campaign with the National Equality Award. In April 2008 Orman was presented with the Amelia Earhart Award for her message of financial empowerment for women and Saturday Night Live spoofed Suze three times during 2008.