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!

Date                                                                Event

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12:00PM to 1:30PM  

American Chemical Society

1155 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036


$20 for WWPR and PRSA members; $35 for Non-members

WWPR Annual Media Roundtable

Receive tips for PR pitching from the other side of the fence! Ever wonder why sometimes your PR pitch gets a bite and sometimes it falls short? Hear directly from members of the media at the annual WWPR Media Roundtable. Take advantage of the chance to meet members of the press, hear their stories and pick their brains over lunch!

The panel of esteemed reporters, producers and editors will be moderated by Susan Matthews Apgood, president and co-founder of News Generation, an issue-driven public relations services company specializing in using broadcast media techniques to earn media placements.  This will be an interactive discussion so the floor will be open for you to ask all of your burning questions.



Space is limited so register today!



Friday, November 14, 2014
11:30AM to 2PM 

The Fairmont Hotel
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037


WWPR Member Price: $75 per ticket

Non-Member Price: $85 per ticket

Full Table (10 seats) $1250 per table

Half Table (5 seats) $650 per half table

2014 Woman of the Year Awards

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) will host its 25th annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon on Friday, November 14, 2014, at the Fairmont to celebrate the accomplishments of women who are raising the bar in public relations.  The Woman of the Year luncheon, established in 1990, is WWPR’s signature event.  It is an annual experience fostering camaraderie among women in public relations, culminating in a must-attend event that honors the achievements of those who have reached a pinnacle in the profession.

The finalists for WWPR’s 2014 Washington PR Woman of the Year Award are:

Susan Matthews Apgood — News Generation

Laura Monica — Pepco Holdings

Lauren Lawson-Zilai — Goodwill Industries International


Thursday, December 4, 2014
12:00PM to 1:30 PM 

1111 19th Street, NW
10th floor
Washington, DC 20036

Price: Non-members: $20; WWPR and PRSA members: Free

“How to Develop an Emotional Connection with Your Audience”

Join us and our sponsor, Ogilvy, for this Brown Bag panel discussion on how to use video, social media and branded content to develop an emotional connection with audiences. Learn how to build long-term, trusting relationships and influence stakeholders. 


Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy during the program.

Space is limited, so register today!



Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6 PM to 8 PM 

Hotel Palomar
2121 P Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20037

Price: Non-members: $45; WWPR and PRSA members: $30

WWPR’s Annual Holiday Party 

Join us for our annual holiday party! Delight in delicious appetizers and drinks in a private space at The Palomar, a boutique luxury Kimpton Hotel at Dupont Circle.

Celebrate the holidays by reconnecting with old friends while also making new connections with communications professionals in a festive setting.

Enjoy end-of-the-year cheer, door prizes and tasty treats! Each guest will receive a party favor and list of events for the New Year.

Cost includes one drink ticket and appetizers.

Space is limited so register today!