Nominate a Trailblazing Woman in Radio for the Rosalie Award

Do you know an outstanding woman in radio? Nominate Her! Nominations for the 2016 Rosalie Award are now open.

Call for nominations!

Do you know a woman achieving success and blazing trails in radio in Canada? Honour her contributions by nominating her for the prestigious Rosalie Award. Please take a few minutes to fill in the 2016 Rosalie Award Nomination form here. Nominations close March 4, 2016.

The award recognizes Canadian women who have blazed new trails in radio. Rosalie Award recipients are women who have had successful careers in the radio industry and are seen as leaders, mentors, and people making a difference in our business.

The Rosalie Award is named in honour of Rosalie Trombley, renowned Music Director at Windsor-Detroit Top 40 powerhouse CKLW-AM “The Big 8”, and the first-ever recipient of the Rosalie Award in 2005.

Rosalie Trombley
Rosalie Trombley
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A Tribute to Renée Roth – In Memoriam

It is with great sadness we say goodbye to a treasured trailblazer and friend, Renée Roth.

Renee Roth
Renée was a gifted woman who was kind, giving, beautiful, insightful and dedicated to the radio industry.  Her esteemed 20-year career in radio sales and leadership began at Q107 and Talk 640 in 1993. She was promoted to General Sales Manager at Corus Radio Toronto in 1998. Her last post was with Marketron as VP of International Sales.

Renée managed sales teams,  launched radio stations, trained sellers and was an award-winning seller for six consecutive years. In 2005 Renée became  Associate Professor at Humber College where she taught Radio Sales Development to first year students in the Radio Broadcasting programs. In addition to her teaching, she was a public speaker delivering workshops and training programs which focused on Retail Selling, Presentation Skills, Leadership Development, Customer Relationship Management, Strategic Sales Planning, Women in Leadership and Mentoring young leaders.

Renée gave back to her community.  In 1994, she was a founding team member of Second Harvest, a perishable food recovery program in Toronto. In 1996 she chaired Toronto Taste, a fundraising event which raised $400,000 for Second Harvest and funded 22 new breakfast programs in the Greater Toronto Area. Renée was a member of the Second Harvest Board of Directors from 1997-2002.  Renee also sat on the Board of Directors for Ve’ahavta, an outreach organization which serves the homeless in Toronto and initiates first response to global crisis.

Renée’s mother Joann Silverstein is a retired, passionate seasoned sales representative from the radio industry and was a great influence to her daughter.

As one of Radio Trailblazers’ biggest supporters, Renee was a true champion of women in the radio industry.

Renée passed away on September 29, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. She will be missed by all that knew her. It is a very sad time for us all. Radio Trailblazers extends our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.

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Do you know an outstanding woman in radio? Nominate Her! Nominations are now open for the 2015 Rosalie Award

Do you know a woman achieving success and blazing trails in radio in Canada? Honour her contributions by nominating her for the prestigious Rosalie Award. Please take a few minutes to fill in the Rosalie Award Nomination form here. [Update March 15, 2015: link has been removed as nominations are now closed. Thank you for nominating!]

Rosalie Award Cocktail Reception Attendees, 2014
Rosalie Award Cocktail Reception Attendees, 2014