Nashville, TN—February 23, 2010—  Women in Christian Media announces Vonette Bright as their first annual Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at their National Conference at the Radisson Opryland Hotel Nashville, TN on February 26th, 2010, as a pre-conference to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention and Exposition that weekend.


Vonette Bright is being named the recipient of the Women in Christian Media Lifetime Achievement Award for her five decades of passionate and uncompromising pursuit of inspiring prayer across our nation. She is the Co-Founder of Campus Crusade and Women Today Radio.  In addition she is the founder of the Great Commission Prayer Crusade, Chair of the National Day of Prayer when legislation was approved for NDP to be the 1st Thursday of May as a federally recognized day of prayer.

 Among her other work, Mrs. Bright has co-authored (with Nancy Moser) the Sister Circle series with its accompanying studies and Discovery Diaries, and is well-known for The Joy of Hospitality, co-authored with Barbara Ball, which includes a supplementary cookbook. Mrs. Bright also wrote The Woman Within, She’s a mom and grandmother, and was a wife of 55 years to Dr. Bill Bright. Vonnette Bright was the recipient of the Women in Christian Media Excellence in Communications Award. In addition she is also an Honorary Member of Women in Christian Media.

“Mrs. Bright’s consistent energized work over many decades has been outstanding globally. Her life reflects godly character and values of an exceptional woman who is a model for all of us” said Suellen Robert, Founder and President of Women in Christian Media.

The Women in Christian Media Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Vonette Bright at the National Conference Awards Gala. The conference includes a fellowship dinner on Thursday evening and then Seminars and the Presidential Luncheon culminating with an Awards Gala Dinner on Friday evening.  Registration for all events can be done through the website at



Women in Christian Media

Women in Christian Media Founder & President Suellen Roberts feels sure the event will connect and refresh women in Christian communications. It was just 9 years ago when Roberts began to test the waters for an industry group geared toward women. The idea sparked immediate enthusiasm. Within two months, Roberts secured a leadership team and unveiled WCM in2001. We are celebrating significant growth in its first 9 years. The schedule of events throughout the country will stick closely to WCM’s mission to encourage, connect and mobilize women working in all forms of Christian media ministry.

WCM was birthed out of Roberts’ desire to connect women in purpose and vision. She believes that providing a platform for women in Christian media will yield powerful results. “Mobilizing women in Christian media is essential to advancing the gospel in these times,” said Roberts.

Roberts is encouraged by the groups’ rapid progress. “I have organized many women’s groups over the years, but this one is different,” said Roberts. “There is an enthusiasm among these women like I’ve never seen. That is why we’ve come so far, so fast,” she added. Those serving on the leadership team played a vital role in making it happen. The leadership team consists of seven women serving on the Executive Committee and a base of 12 on the board. WCM has Regional Connections the Southwest/Dallas, Southeast/Nashville, Midwest/Chicago, West Coast/Costa Mesa, soon to open in Northeast/New York.

At the heart of WCM’s mission is to be a source of encouragement that facilitates lasting friendships and continual growth. “WCM provides a common ground for media professionals creating a synergy to explore new horizons,” said Karol Ladd, renowned author and media personality Ladd also commented on the invaluable connections she has already made through WCM.

“My involvement with WCM has been the starting point of invaluable relationships. The events provide opportunity to exchange ideas and keep a pulse on the various programming available for women,” Karol Ladd, renowned author and media personality said.

Based on response from those who have attended past WCM events, the group is already making an impact through enriching the lives of those involved personally and professionally. When asked about the future of WCM, Roberts anticipates a remarkable outcome. “I expect that great fruitfulness will come out of all this, for women in the industry and for female media consumers,” said Roberts.

More information about WCM can be found at

For more information, Contact: Jube Dankworth, Net Media Consultants Phone: 817-400-2692,