Preparing to end 2018 with a bang…

Somehow, 2018 has flown by, and my schedule is already filling up for the holiday months.  To get a handle on holiday parties, family vacations and end-of-year reviews, I suggest planning now for some key WWPR events that will round out this year.

Amanda Cate, Co-President, Washington Women in PR

Amanda Cate – WWPR 2018 Co-President, Senior Governmental and Political Outreach Manager, American Society of Anesthesiologists

Already this month, WWPR has hosted its Annual Media Roundtable, allowing PR professionals to become familiar with current best practices in media outreach.  We also brought back our Rise & Shine morning series with a morning of motivation from Philippa Hughes, and joined forces with Curley Company for a workshop on creating effective and engaging videos at Airbus. Missed any and want to catch up? Read all about it on our blog.

If you’re riding the #WomanCrushEveryday wave and looking for even more inspiration from outstanding DC communicators, buy a ticket for WWPR’s Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 9.  This is a must-attend event, so you’ll want to be sure you’re there for our awards presentation, silent auction, and keynote speaker (check out who you’ll hear from this year!).  Pro tip for this event: ask your work if they’ll sponsor a half or full table so you can attend with your colleagues!

Are you an established professional with at least 15 years of experience in communications? You may be interested in our *new* Senior-Level Communicators series in partnership with AARP. The first breakfast, hosted by WWPR Woman of the Year and PRSA Hall of Fame honorees Martha Boudreau and Debra Silimeo, will be on November 30 and spaces are very limited.

In December, we’ll celebrate a successful year at our annual holiday party, so look out for details on that soon.

My best suggestion for how to close out 2018? Start thinking already about what you want to accomplish in 2019 and take steps towards those goals, while also appreciating what you’ve already achieved. See you on November 9 at Woman of the Year!

2018 WWPR Co-President