Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio MIW Mentor Program

Sponsor Greater Media
Mentor Program

Mentees by Year: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2007 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

The MIW Group Mentoring Program was established to match a Mentee with female professionals who are leaders in all aspects of the radio industry. All of the MIW's participate in this innovative program.

The MIW's have assisted Mentees with learning more about the ins and outs of the industry, with networking up and down the corporate ladder and with providing guidance for the Mentee to grow her career in whatever direction she chooses.

Leadership and Mentoring for the 21st Century: Growing the Radio Leaders for Tomorrow
Presentation by The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (ppt)


Taja Graham

Taja Graham

Taja Graham is the Local Sales Manager for WLHK, an Emmis Communications property. Taja received her B.S. from Butler University. She started her radio career as an intern with WZPL in 1991. In 1996, Taja joined Emmis Communications and has worked in various roles leading up to her current position as Local Sales Manger for WLHK, Country 97.1 Hank FM. She received the Emmis Broadcasting Inc. Chairman’s Club Award for Annual Top Sales Performance in 2007 and 2008. Taja recently completed the RAB, BMI and the Most Influential Women in Radio (MIW) the Rising Through the Ranks Management Course for Women. In her free time, Taja has served on several community group boards such as Forest Manor Multi Cultural Center, Community Centers of Indianapolis, Madame CJ Walker’s Spirit Awards Planning Committee, and The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service. She currently serves as a BMV Commissioner appointed by the Honorable Mitch Daniels. Taja and her Yorkie, Teddy, love spending time in their Fishers, Indiana home.

Michele Kiefer

Michele Kiefer

Michele Kiefer has 17 successful years of experience in the Indianapolis radio market. Since joining Cumulus Media Partners in 2007, Michele has been promoted to Director of Sales for the three station cluster in Indianapolis including award winning WFMS. The Indianapolis cluster has exceeded various revenue records and remains some of the most recognized radio stations in the country.

Michele began her broadcast career at WFBQ-FM as a sales intern and held various sales positions including Sales Manager of Clear Channel Indianapolis’ Total Traffic Network, WRZX-FM and Director of Integrated Marketing.

Michele is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor's in Telecommunications. She lives an active lifestyle with her husband and 9 year old puppy.


Katerina Perez

Keriann Worley

Keriann have been involved in radio from early on in her life. Initially introduced to the field by family, she spent her high school years answering the request lines and assisting the research team at a local station. After graduating from the University of Florida she began a career in Human Resources. She obtained a Masters in Human Resource Management while moving up the corporate ladder, ultimately becoming a Director of HR for a major corporation. After making the move into sales within this same company, she realized that she had a true passion for selling. It wasn’t too long before the energy of the radio industry was calling her. She joined Clear Channel Miami as Account Executive and quickly became one of the top performers within the cluster. She also assumed leadership roles in various corporate initiatives involving education and recruitment. Currently, she is the General Sales Manager for the five station cluster in Fort Pierce, Florida. This past year she was honored by being selected as one of 25 women for Rising Through the Ranks from the RAB, BMI, and MIW.

Her keys to success include working hard and working smart while staying focused on goals. In addition, she stays positive and learns to adapt quickly to the demands of this evolving industry.

She loves an adventure. Traveling, boating, running, and watching her three daughters develop and achieve their goals.

Mentees by Year: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2007 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

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