WWPR offers a host of events throughout the year designed to offer members opportunities to connect, learn, and grow professionally. From its signature Washington PR Woman of the Year and Emerging Leaders Awards, to monthly professional development luncheons, to after-hours opportunities to have fun and connect with other members, WWPR’s well-attended programs and activities feature some of the top PR and communications professionals in the region as well as industry leaders from across the U.S.

Please visit our Monthly Events Calendar to view upcoming events, and check here frequently for events news and highlights!

Save the date for our upcoming events!

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Date: Tuesday, May 19, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Powell Tate, 733 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 A Path with a Purpose – CSR and Social Impact Communications:Join us for a brown bag lunch and panel discussion to take a closer look at corporate social responsibility and social impact communications, including best practices, challenges, and the future of this field.A panel of communication experts will share their insights:

Join us Tuesday, May 19, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Bring any and all questions about this growing and innovative sector! Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to this event. 

Cost: Free for WWPR and PRSA members; $20 for nonmembers. 

Not a member?! Join WWPR for only $85  and  gain access this event and other professional development opportunities (at least 10) for free. WWPR memberships are renewable on an annual basis. 

This event is now sold-out. 

Please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations. Thanks!

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.Location: Ketchum, 1615 L Street NW, Washington DC 20036 Emerging Leaders Awards:Join the Washington Women in Public Relations at the annual Emerging Leaders Awards to honor six communications professionals who have proven themselves as rising stars in the industry.The 2015 WWPR Emerging Leaders Awards finalists include:

•    Sarah Coppersmith, Scott Circle @sarahcopper

•    Cecily Naron, Hager Sharp

•    Jamie Nolan, U.S. Department of Energy @dcjams

•    Emily Rasowsky, Social Driver @ERasowsky

•    Elaine Seward, American Chemical Society @sewelai

•    Shannon ToherThe Yu Crew LLC @shannontoher

At this event, three honorees will be named Emerging Leaders based on the evaluations from our esteemed panel of judges:

  • Shonali Burke, President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting
  • Lauren Smith Dyer, WWPR Past President & Director of Communications at Melanoma Research Foundation
  • Laura Monica, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Pepco Holdings
  • Sara Neumann, Senior Director at C.Fox Communications
  • Christine Nichols, Senior Vice President at Hager Sharp
  • Samantha Stark, Vice President at Ketchum

This year’s keynote speaker is Pearson Vice President of Media and Communities, Laura Howe. Get your ticket today. Rates increase on June 12