MIW Inaugural ‘Impact’ Honor Goes To Retiring Farber

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Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Inc., the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of female leadership in radio broadcasting, has revealed who has been select as the recipient of its inaugural “Impact Award.”


The honor goes to the retiring President/CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau.

The “prestigious new accolade” is going in 2024 to Erica Farber, who is being saluted for being a woman “who has effected positive change on multiple fronts.”

MIW calls the Impact Award winner a “true champion of service, this individual actively engages with impactful organizations, generously contributing their time, wisdom, network, and resources. They are deeply involved, consistently doing the work necessary to drive meaningful change.”

Farber has led the RAB for 12 years. Before that, she spent 15 years at the former trade publication Radio & Records, serving in the roles of President, Publisher and CEO. Earlier in her career, EVP/Radio Development Director at Interep. She also held executive-level roles at RKO Radio stations, and was VP/GM of WXLO “99X” in New York at a time when Jay Thomas was its morning host, in the mid-1970s.

Farber in 2021 was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame, and is a founding member of the MIWs.

With the Impact Award going to Farber in 2024, all subsequent honorees will be bestowed with “The Erica Farber Impact Award.”

MIW Board President Ruth Presslaff commented, “What more can be said about Erica that hasn’t yet been said? She is a strategic thinker and true trendsetter who gives generously of her time and wisdom. MIW is a better organization because of her. The industry has been enriched in countless ways because of her. What an impact this woman has made!”

Farber said, “Being recognized by such influential women in the industry is incredibly meaningful and humbling to me. I owe immense gratitude to the mentors and inspirational women who have supported and uplifted me along the way. They are the foundation of my success. My heartfelt thanks go to Ruth and the MIW Board, and to all of you who share my passion for radio and the impactful work we are privileged to do every day.”

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