WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2022 — Today, Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is thrilled to announce the three finalists for its 33rd annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award ceremony. The organization received a phenomenal and competitive slate of nominations for exceptional women leading the communications industry in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Nominees were judged on demonstrated ability in the communications field, contributions to the community and industry leadership qualities.
The finalists for WWPR’s 2022 Woman of the Year Award are:
- Gemma Puglisi, Assistant Professor of Public Communication, American University
- Gloria Rodriguez, President and CEO, RF Comunicad; EVP, Ruder Finn Group
- Anne Woodbury, CEO and Founder, CURA Strategies
“We received an impressive group of nominees this year of women who have made exceptional contributions across their industry and in the D.C. communications community making for an incredibly tough decision for our judges,” said Jacqueline Wilson, WWPR President. “We look forward to celebrating each of these dynamic and strong leaders who have shown up in major ways professionally and personally, day in and day out throughout their careers at this year’s event.”
Eleanor Hawkins, the author of the weekly Axios Communicators newsletter that covers topics and trends that impact how leaders, brands and employers communicate, will provide attendees with insightful commentary as part of a fireside chat during the event. Sukhi Sahni, WWPR Advisory Council member and Senior Vice President, Head of Brand, DEI, Technology and Innovation Communications at Wells Fargo, will moderate the conversation.
The event will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 11:30 am ET making its return to an in-person celebration for the first time since 2019. The Woman of the Year Award Ceremony, established in 1990, is WWPR’s signature event. It is an annual experience fostering camaraderie among women in public relations, culminating in this must-attend event that honors the achievements of those who have reached a pinnacle in the profession.
Register today and follow the conversation online using the hashtag #WOY2022. Registration closes at 12:00 pm ET on October 31, 2022.
Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is a member-based professional society cultivating and inspiring female communicators to reach their full potential in the DC market and beyond. The organization is committed to providing leadership opportunities, professional development, mentorship, and industry networking.