Tricia Brouk selected for IAOTP’s Empowered Woman Award

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Tricia Brouk is an international award-winning Director, Writer, Filmmaker, former TEDx Producer and Executive Producer of The Big Talk Live, was recently chosen to receive the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2021 given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

New York, NY (PRUnderground) May 17th, 2021

Tricia Brouk is an international award-winning Director, Writer, Filmmaker, former TEDx Producer and Executive Producer of The Big Talk Live, was recently chosen to receive the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2021 given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Her exemplary role as a female professional in a male dominated industry displays her influence, capability, and proficiency.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an honor in itself, only a few women are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities. With innovation and compassion, these women empower others to reach their goals, while creating change for future generations.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Ms. Brouk for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  She provides visionary leadership in her field and her accolades prove she has the ability to empower women worldwide. We can’t wait to see more of her extraordinary works. We look forward to celebrating all of her success at the Annual Awards Gala.”

With 3 decades of professional experience in the entertainment industry, Tricia has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.  As a talented, dynamic, results-driven leader, Tricia has demonstrated success not only as a director but has also applied her expertise to the art of public speaking and she is the author of The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy, which was named a #1 New Release on Amazon in December of 2020.

Most recently, Tricia is being featured in a documentary called Big Stages, which highlights the transformation of speakers. She is the host of The Big Talk, a podcast on iTunes, which was also listed on the Outstanding 100 podcasts of 2019 on the Data Bird Research Journal. Tricia founded The Big Talk Academy, where she certifies speakers in the art of public speaking. She is also the host of The Speaker Salon in NYC. Above all, Tricia remains committed to inclusion and diversity, this is a top priority for all of her shows, events and communities.

Her impressive repertoire of prior roles has included Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, Speakers Who Dare and she choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes.

Tricia earned her BFA from Stephens College and is a member of The Forbes Business Council. She belongs to prestigious organizations such as MG100, Women in Media Group, the Dramatist Guild of America, New York Women in Film and Television, Screen Actors Guild, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Association of Transformational Leadership and the League of Professional Women in Theater.

Throughout her illustrious career Tricia has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. This year she is also being considered for the prestigious lifetime Achievement Award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). In 2019 she was featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was selected as Top Director of the Year by IAOTP. Tricia was awarded a Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert for John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes. The series she directed “Sublets” won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. The documentary short she directed and produced “This Dinner is Full”, was official selection at the New York Women in Film and Television Short Festival, as well as the NYC Independent Film Festival and “Right Livelihood: A Journey to Here, also produced and directed by Tricia won Best Documentary Short at the Olympus Film Festival, Los Angeles Movie Festival, Under the Stars Festival, St. Louis Filmmakers Festival, and Official Selection at The Manhattan Film Festival, The IndieFest Festival, Independent Shorts Awards and the International Women’s Film Festival.

In addition to her successful career, Tricia is also a sought-after public speaker, speaking coach, published author and an active volunteer as a Choreographer of Visible Ink for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and produced a Benefit for Planned Parenthood, where she helped raise over $10,000 for the non-for-profit. Her current project The Big Talk Over Dinner is a new television series comprised of 6 episodes where she invites people to have dinner with her to discuss hard topics like, Race, Religion, Politics, Immigration, Leadership, Gender, Marriage and Arts and Entertainment, in order to show people how it’s possible to have mindful conversations while also having differing opinions.

Looking back, Tricia attributes her success to her perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and staying passionate in all her business endeavors.  When not working, she enjoys cooking, traveling, mentoring young people, and spending time with her husband Joe. For the future, she will continue to inspire and empower people with her work, by elevating and amplifying voices in order to make the world a better place.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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