Ten years ago, I sat home alone on maternity leave with my first-born baby, in front of a television in a new home in a new city where had just I joined my husband before giving birth. Like so many women during what can be an isolating time, I looked to television, radio, and digital media for companionship, information relevant to my needs and interests, and a connection to women that would satisfy an inner calling for a community that I hadn't heard until just that moment in my life. What I found on TV instead were programs where women were encouraged to argue - not just disagree - but behave and perform cruelly to one another for the purpose of getting higher ratings. At a time when I was beginning a new role as mother, nurturer, protector, and guide to a new member of the next generation, what I wanted was programming that was meaningful, nourishing, peace-inducing, and trustworthy. So I decided to tap the resources of my earlier career in television to embark on a journey to create the programs I wanted to watch - because surely, I felt, there is a community of women out there looking for the same thing. Turns out, that calling was right (always listen to your gut!). For the past decade, I have been developing programs that connect with women and help women connect with each another. I started CPM Omnimedia to provide platforms for the voices of women to speak up for, share with, inspire, teach, and learn from each other and I hope you will join us. Watch, listen, read, comment, ask questions, and suggest ways to lend your own voice to our programs. We're not a fully collective voice without yours included.
This space is where I share my personal reflections about women today from a variety of angles. I welcome your feedback about what you see here, ideas for content, partnerships, new platforms to help women connect, and anything else you'd like to share.
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Caroline Elliott is Principal, Executive Producer, and Host at CPM Omnimedia. Her work in television, film, and the arts has produced programs across the country from New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, DC, and Boston, meeting and learning from thousands of amazing women along the way. She began creating media programs on hit TV shows like Pop-Up Video, Storytellers, The RuPaul Show, and VH1 Fashion Awards and curated public programs and film programming for the Smithsonian, Museum of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Caroline is currently Executive Producer and Host of the Today's Woman public television programs, the HERsay Podcast, and the HERsay aLIVE open mic live event. Caroline earned her bachelors and masters degrees at Boston University and currently lives in New York State with her husband and two children.
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