Folio: announced its 2016 class of Top Women in Media, with local woman-owned business leader Kasie Smith, president of Serendipity Media, LLC, among the honorees in the Entrepreneur category.  Honorees were celebrated on June 9, 2016 at the Awards Luncheon in New York City.

Each year, a select group of women are hand-picked by the Folio: team to represent the best and brightest rising stars, entrepreneurs, director-level doers, corporate visionaries and industry leaders. The 2016 class of honorees includes Entertainment Weekly's Ellie Duque, Forbes Media's Jessica Sibley, Kisho Media's Tasheema Prince, New Hope Natural Media's Carlota Mast, Bloomberg's Laura Zelenko and Idea Couture's Ashley Perez.

View the 2016 Top Women in Media Honorees.

Smith founded Serendipity Media in 2002 with the launch of Groups Today magazine. Today, the Grand Rapids-based company has diversified into a full-service media company and content marketing firm that produces six magazines, five eNewsletters, and three custom publications, and manages websites, social media, event marketing and a full menu of creative services for its local and national clients.

Serendipity Media titles include:

  • West Michigan Woman
  • Groups Today
  • Teach & Travel – the official publication of the Student & Youth Travel Association.
  • AfterSchool Today - the official publication of the National AfterSchool Association.
  • Broadway Spotlight
  • Agent Life – the official publication of the National Association of Career Travel Agents.
  • Various custom publishing projects (past and present), among them Miss America's Outstanding Teen Program Book, Fourpoints – the publication for contestants and volunteers of the Miss America organization, and The Experience Visitors Guide for Grand Rapids.

Honorees will be recognized and celebrated Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Yale Club in New York City. For questions about the Folio: Top Women in Media Awards program, contact Jessica Coonan at or 203.899.8436.


About Serendipity Media
Serendipity Media is a full-service media company and content marketing firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It specializes in magazine and eNewsletter publishing, along with managing various websites and social media platforms. Its clients include national associations and regional organizations. For more information, visit

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