Emerging Leaders Awards

Every year Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) honors extraordinary young women, ages 23-30, in the Washington, D.C. area with an awards ceremony and cocktail reception. The Emerging Leaders Awards is a special accolade for young women active within the communications field who have made a significant impact on the industry. The award highlights not only their contributions thus far, but their potential to contribute to the industry for many years to come, making them truly emerging leaders.

The sixth annual Emerging Leaders Awards will be on Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. Location details will be revealed soon!

Nominations for the 2015 Emerging Leaders Awards are now open and will be accepted until Monday, April 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Submit a nomination today! Self nominations are accepted.

Nominee Qualifications

  • Nominees must be female professionals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area between the ages of 23-30 as of June 1, 2015.
  • Nominees must work in one of the following disciplines: media relations, crisis communications, event planning, social media, website communications, strategic communications, community relations, internal communications, speech writing, public affairs, marketing communications, government communications, investor relations communications, consumer/lifestyle communications, branding and writing/editing.
  • Nominees must have demonstrated leadership experience and contributions to their field post-college.

Nominees who do not meet the requirements, as defined above, will be disqualified.

Submission details can be found within the nomination packet. All other questions can be sent to the ELA Co-Chairs, Andrea Huggins or Tahira Christmon, at ela@wwpr.org. Completed nomination packets must be emailed to ela@wwpr.org.

WWPR congratulates all the Emerging Leaders Awards honorees from 2010 – 2014




  • Olivia Doherty, The Hatcher Group
  • Laura Hornbuckle, Edelman Public Relations
  • Jennifer Myers, StrategyOne


  • Jennifer Mastin Giglio, Ogilvy Washington
  • Judy Lubin, Public Square Communications
  • Tara Silver, SilverStrategy


  • Stefanie Pidgeon, U.S. Army
  • Lauren Musiol, GYMR
  • Carrie Fox, C. Fox Communications


WWPR would like to thank our 2014 ELA sponsors! Please reach out to ela@wwpr.org or sponsorships@wwpr.org if you are interested in sponsoring the 2015 Emerging Leaders Awards!