Time Inc.’s ESSENCE, PEOPLE and PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Partner with Intel for Inaugural ‘Women Who Spark’ Awards

Event Honoring Female Trailblazers in Technology During the 2016
Consumer Electronics Show to Take Place on January 7 in Las Vegas

Intel for the first time to present the inaugural “Women Who Spark”
Awards, honoring female trailblazers in the field of technology. The
invitation-only awards celebration will take place on January 7, 2016,
during the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the OMD Oasis, the
CES Thought Leadership Center created by media agency OMD, at the
Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

The “Women Who Spark” Awards will feature opening remarks from United
States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith and will recognize four
notable female honorees for their outstanding achievements in technology:

  • Alba Colon – Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • Kimberly Bryant – CEO, Black Girls Code
  • Telle Whitney – CEO and President, Anita Borg Institute
  • Shantell Martin – Visual Artist

“This powerful first-time collaboration—combining the forces of ESSENCE,
PEOPLE and PEOPLE en ESPAÑOL—provides a diverse platform
with broad reach to celebrate four extraordinary trailblazers from
around the world, women whose work has broken gender barriers and
inspired today’s high-tech evolution,” said ESSENCE President Michelle
Ebanks. “Together, these influential Time Inc. brands and Intel are on
the cutting edge of creating a movement to encourage future generations
of female technologists to follow in the footsteps of these iconic
‘Women Who Spark’.”

“Innovative women have always been trailblazers in science and tech, but
so often they are left out of history or are missing in our day-to-day
media,” said United States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith. “In
order to fully realize our country’s potential, it’s critical to
celebrate all of our innovation heroes. Congratulations to this year’s
‘Women Who Spark’ award winners and the organizers—ESSENCE, PEOPLE
and PEOPLE en ESPAÑOL—who are working to bring this needed and
rightful visibility.”

“Intel is proud to partner with Time Inc. and honor women technology
leaders for their unprecedented accomplishments.” said Danielle Brown,
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Intel Corporation. “Women such as
Ada Lovelace, regarded as the first computer programmer, and Rosalind
Franklin, who helped to unveil the structure of DNA, inspired us all to
trail blaze. Alba, Kimberly, Telle and Shantell build on the early work
of tech pioneers and pave a path for all women to follow.”

For more exciting news about the “Women Who Spark” Awards, including
exclusive, behind-the scenes content, visit ESSENCE.com


Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world’s leading media companies,
with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide
digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each
month, including over 60 websites. Our influential brands include
People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, and Southern
Living, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom.


ESSENCE Communications Inc. (ECI) is the number one media company
dedicated to African-American women, with a multi-platform presence in
publishing, live events and online. The company’s flagship publication,
ESSENCE magazine, is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for
African-American women, generating brand extensions such as the ESSENCE
Festival, ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood and Black Women in Music,
Window on Our Women and Smart Beauty consumer insights series, the
and ventures in digital media (mobile, television and VOD). For 45
years, ESSENCE, which has a brand reach of 14.2 million, has been the
leading source of cutting-edge information and specific solutions
relating to every area of African-American women’s lives. Additional
information about ECI and ESSENCE is available at www.essence.com.


Time Inc.’s PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism when it
launched as a weekly in 1974 to celebrate extraordinary people doing
ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Ubiquitous
and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years later, the
PEOPLE brand is accessible on all surfaces (print, digital, video,
mobile, social) bringing more than 75 million consumers a unique mix of
breaking news, exclusive photos, video and in-depth reporting on the
most compelling newsmakers of our time. In addition, comScore ranks the
PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Network No. 1 in the entertainment news

Each year major media across the globe anticipate the cover reveal of
PEOPLE’s most famous franchise, the Sexiest Man Alive (which
celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015), sparking a lively
debate on social media. With a trusted reputation and unparalleled
access to the red carpet, celebrities and entertainment, an essential
component of PEOPLE’s editorial vision remains human interest stories,
which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience.
PEOPLE is an award-winning 24/7 news organization headquartered in New
York City with reporters across the globe. For more information visit PEOPLE.com
and Timeinc.com,
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PEOPLE en Español was launched in 1996 as a special issue and today has
become the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Published
11 times a year, PEOPLE en Español reaches an audience of 7 million
every month with its editorial mix of Hispanic and popular
entertainment, fashion and beauty trends and compelling human-interest
stories. PEOPLE en Español delivers original editorial content that
captures the values, contributions and impact of today’s Hispanics in
the US. The brand’s social media footprint includes more than 1.3
million followers on Twitter, over 3.7 million “Likes” on Facebook, and
825,000 followers on Instagram. For daily news, photos, exclusive
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