Matrix Awards logoAudra has been chosen by New York Women in Communications to be a recipient of a 2013 Matrix Award. She will be one of seven women honored in a ceremony hosted by Joan Rivers at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on April 22. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the organization’s foundation, which is dedicated to cultivating female leaders in the communications field. The foundation offers financial support through scholarships and provides opportunities for professional development and mentoring, as well as an entrée to a diverse community of communications professionals.

Audra’s Matrix Award will be presented to her by New York City Council speaker Christine C. Quinn. The other six honorees at this year’s Matrix Awards include Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine;  Anne Finucane, global strategy and marketing officer, Bank of America; Mindy Grossman, chief executive officer of HSN Inc.; Bonnie Hammer, chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group; Jacki Kelley, CEO, IPG Mediabrands North America and president, Global Clients, UM; and Kara Swisher, editor, reporter and author. For more information and tickets, visit