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Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle win the Gracies Award

The 49th Gracie Awards, held at the iconic Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, illuminated the night with stars and influential figures in media.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MAY 21: Honorees Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle speak onstage during the 49th Annual Gracie Awards, hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 21, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Alliance for Women in Media Foundation)

This prestigious event, organized by the Alliance for Women in Media, celebrated exceptional women across various media categories including National TV, National Radio, Non-Commercial Syndicated Radio, and National Digital Media.

Winners of the Best Lifestyle Podcast Co-host/Ensemble

The hosts of the “We Can Do Hard Things” podcast, Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, and Amanda Doyle, were honored as the winners in the Best Lifestyle Podcast Co-host/Ensemble category.

Both Glennon and Abby were present to accept this accolade, further highlighting the significant contributions of women in digital media platforms.

Empowering Speeches that Inspire

During the event, Abby Wambach delivered a powerful acceptance speech emphasizing the empowerment of women and girls.

She addressed the societal barriers that often discourage young girls by affirming, “Yes, you can. Yes, you can.” This message not only resonated with the attendees but also underscored the Gracie Awards’ commitment to uplifting women in media.

Glennon Doyle also took the stage to discuss the critical importance of self-advocacy in healthcare, sharing a personal story about her sister Amanda’s battle with cancer.

Her speech highlighted how self-advocacy could be a transformative and life-saving act, illustrating the profound impact of individual courage and resilience.

A Night of Celebrated Personalities

The Gracie Awards gala was graced with numerous renowned personalities including Carol Burnett, Maria Shriver, and Phylicia Rashad, each of whom has made significant contributions to media. The event not only recognized these individuals but also celebrated their enduring impact on the landscape of media and entertainment.

Upcoming Events: The Gracies Luncheon in New York City

The celebration continues with the upcoming Gracies Luncheon at Cipriani’s in New York City on June 18. This event will honor local and student Gracie winners, showcasing the future of women in media.

Winners at this event will include Tarsha Jones, Lisa Tschernkowitsch, and notable segments from Audacy’s news programming, highlighting the ongoing commitment to recognizing up-and-coming talent in media.

Legacy of Gracie Allen

Named after the legendary Gracie Allen, the Gracie Awards not only honor top-tier programming and achievements by women but also foster an ongoing dialogue about the roles and opportunities for women in media.

The awards serve as a platform to acknowledge and inspire women who are making significant strides in the media industry.

This annual event continues to be a cornerstone in celebrating the achievements and advocating for the empowerment of women in all media facets, ensuring that their contributions are recognized and their voices amplified.

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