NYWIFT Members’ Advertising Week & Sherri Shepherd Experience

By Tammy Reese

Advertising Week New York came back for its 19th edition from October 16–19, this time at THE PENN DISTRICT, bringing together the brightest minds in marketing, advertising, media, and tech. With an immersive and interactive program, attendees had the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, discover new trends and network with professionals from around the world.

From inspiring keynotes to insightful panels, the event united entrepreneurs and creators in such a unique way.

Penni Love-Harper, Tammy Reese, Sherri Shepherd, and LaKisa Renee at Ad Week


On Day 1 at the Equality Lounge® during Advertising Week New York, a panel discussion featuring Sherri Shepherd, Host of The Sherri Show took place. NYWIFT members Tammy Reese, LaKisa Renee, and Penni Love-Harper sat front row to learn from and to engage in the conversation. 

During the panel, The Emmy and NAACP award-winning host and comedian Sherri Shepherd sat down with BigCommerce’s Tom Bourdon to discuss how she reinvigorated daytime TV while living her dream and leading by example on her hit talk show Sherri. She was joined by her Executive Producer Jawn Murray and SVP of Brand Partnerships Karen Bonck. Sherri and her team provided insight on bringing their winning feel-good formula to TV every day and how that creates a rich environment for brands to thrive.

Penni Love-Harper, LaKisa Renee, Sherri Shepherd, Tammy Reese, and Yvette Green


After the panel, NYWIFT Members Tammy, LaKisa, and Penni introduced themselves and discussed their involvement with NYWIFT to Sherri. The conversation among the four New York Women in Film and Television led to Sherri personally inviting them to her live talk show the very next morning. Upon arrival the ladies were given VIP Style access which included priority entrance into the studio, front row seating, and backstage access. Our NYWIFT members were spotted numerous times on live tv during The Sherri Show!

What a remarkable way to represent our organization ladies! Job well done!

Catch them in the front row: 


Tammy Reese

Tammy Reese Tammy Reese is a Central New York award winning Actress/Writer/Journalist. She is also a Filmmaker and Publicist.

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