The Women's Image Network Awards
In Los Angeles in 1993, Women's Image Network, WINbegan producing an annual event, The Women's Image Network Awards which harnesses the power of the media to level the playing field for women.
By promoting film and television artists whose work encourages viewers to appreciate women WIN fulfills its mission to increase gender parity and realize equality.
In addition to celebrating illustrious honorees, The WIN Awards jury adjudicates submitted network television and studio films in fifteen award categories.
Annie Wersching & Cloris Leachman WINLifetime Achievement Honoree
Women's Image Network has produced
The WIN Awards
The Women's Image Awards
level the playing field by promoting dimensional female media images which advance the value
of women and girls.
Women can reach their full potential when film and television depict dimensional, non- stereotypical female media images.
When media artists depict girls and women as complex and ever-evolving human beings maybe women everywhere will soon enjoy social and economic parity.
Previous WIN Honorees
The WIN AwardsFormer presenters include:
Rachel Weisz, Sam Neill, Rhea Seehorn, Felcity Huffman, Kathy Griffin, Mickey Rooney, Marti Noxon, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Kristin Bell, Helen Shavers, Anne Heche, Carl Reiner, Amy Ziering, Suzanne Sena,
Cheryl Hines, David O. Russell, Sam Elliott, Ruth Buzzi, Katheryn Winnick, Kate Flannery, Melora Hardin, Stephen Bishop, Sasha Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall, Seth Rogen, Annie Gersching, Brian Roberts, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ralph Roberts, Tim Disney, Melissa Rivers, Eric Roberts, Sara Rue, Chandra Wilson, John Brotherton, Lisa Kudrow, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tracey Bregman, AJ Michaka, London Brown, Katja Herbers,
Joely Fisher, Eric Mika, Olivia d'Abo, Breeda Wool, Joyce Giraud, Mark Steines, Bella Twins, Frances Fisher, Francesca Eastwood, Sally Pressman, Keri Selig, Carlos Gomez,Olivia D'Abo, Rosanna Arquette, Laine Kazan, Linda Woolverton, Keith David, Rick Overton and Colette Burson, among others
Since its inception, Women’s Image Network has benefited from the guidance provided by seasoned industry professionals.
A few past and present
WIN Advisory Board members include:
Since earning her BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Phyllis Stuart followed a winding creative path developing her personal potential while also serving the community. After three decades testing the elasticity of her skills, Stuart is now an accomplished creative force across a variety of disciplines. Using art, media and advocacy filmmaker, Stuart directs, writes and produces media to protect the innocent and exploited and to advance gender parity.
In 2022, Stuart produced the pilot for an episodic series Hope In The Wild West following rural animal rescuers. Stuart's 2021 film, Wild Daze was her first Oscar-eligible documentary and was forged by a fierce desire to save the African wildlife and protect women, children and indigenous forest peoples. For the last six years, Stuart has crafted a film that focuses on the many threats facing African wildlife including human population explosion, human / wildlife conflict, climate change, trophy hunting, poaching, rebel militias, and crime and corruption.
Stuart previously directed and produced two feature-length documentaries: The Paranormal Portal: Where Science & Sprit Meet and I Think I Cannes. Stuart also produced Bert Stern: Original Madman, a documentary feature film acquired by First Run Features. Other conservation media projects include directing and producing the Elephant Daze PSA which thanks to NCM, screened inside US theaters, engaging over a million film-goers.
In 1995, Stuart created and Executive Produced her first television show 50 Years of Funny Females, an ABC primetime television special, which starred John Ritter, Debbie Allen, Paula Poundstone and Annie Potts. She delivered this show ‘client-supplied’, meaning Stuart bought an hour of primetime television and sold 16 thirty-second spots to advertisers including Universal Studios, Sears, 7-Up, Honda, Colgate Palmolive and Unilever. This special aired twice on ABC and then aired again on Lifetime.
Stuart has also volunteered in the non-profit sector, founding and leading Women’s Image Network (WIN). Each year for WIN, Stuart produces The Women's Image Awards and collaborates with artists, studios and networks to celebrate those who create dimensional female media images whose outstanding work also advances gender parity. Before creating The Women's Image Awards, Stuart founded and produced The WINFemme Film Festival which ran four years in Los Angeles and programmed the work of independent male and female artists who created documentaries, short and feature films which told a woman’s story.