Cindi Berger, others honored at 2011 Matrix Awards

A number of influential women, including PMK/BNC PR's Cindi Berger, were honored yesterday at the 2011 Matrix Awards, presented by New York Women in Communications.

A number of influential women, including PMK/BNC PR's Cindi Berger, were honored yesterday at the 2011 Matrix Awards, presented by New York Women in Communications.

Cindi Berger, chairman and CEO of Los Angeles-based PMK/BNC Public Relations, has represented clients such as Robert Redford, Mariah Carey, and John Legend. She also helped launched ABC daytime TV series "The View."

Other honorees included Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week," and senior correspondent of "The PBS NewsHour;" Robin Koval, president of The Kaplan Thaler Group; Idina Menzel, Tony Award-winning performer; Abbe Raven, president and CEO of AETN, A&E Television Networks; Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook; and Gina Sanders, president and CEO of Fairchild Fashion Group.

Actress, comedian, and author Betty White received the special lifetime achievement award.

Presenters at the event, which took place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, included Rosie O'Donnell, Mark Burnett, Arianna Huffington, and Evelyn H. Lauder. John Legend also made a surprise performance.

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