Emerging Leaders Awards
Embrace. Embolden. Empower.
Washington Women in Public Relations’ (WWPR) Emerging Leaders Awards (ELA) honors outstanding young women in the Washington, D.C. metro area who have excelled in public relations and related fields. WWPR is the only professional society for female communicators in the greater capital area.
The 2021 Emerging Leaders Awards nomination period has now closed. We appreciate all of your nominations and are excited to announce the recipients on May 20th during our awards ceremony. Registration for the ELA Pre-Event Networking Hour: Build Your Own Terrarium and the Awards Ceremony is now open. Be sure to reserve your spot to network with your colleagues beforehand and honor them for their contribution to the public relations and related fields.
WWPR is excited to announce Dr. LeMia Jenkins Thompson, Global Head of Communications for Pinterest, will give the keynote address during WWPR’s 2021 Emerging Leaders Awards (ELA) ceremony. She has a vast history of public relations, political and strategic communications, operations, government relations and corporate development experience. LeMia was named as one of PR Week’s Women to Watch 2021.
Contact the WWPR Emerging Leaders Awards co-chairs, Jennifer Dunn and Erika Dyer, at email@example.com with additional questions.
- Nominee must be no younger than age 25 and no older than age 35 on June 1, 2021 and reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
- Nominees must work in one of the following disciplines: media relations, crisis communications, event planning, social media, digital media, website communications, strategic communications, community relations, internal communications, speech writing, public affairs, public relations, marketing communications, government communications, investor relations communications, consumer/lifestyle communications, branding, and writing/editing.
- Nominee cannot be a current WWPR board member.
- Nominee must have demonstrated leadership, including contributions to the field, post-college.
The nomination period for the 2021 Emerging Leaders Awards is now closed. Thank you for taking the time to submit your nominees. We are excited to announce the recipients during our awards ceremony on May 20th. Registation for the ELA Pre-Event Networking Hour: Build Your Own Terrarium and the Awards Ceremony is now open. Be sure to reserve your spot to network with your colleagues beforehand and honor your them for their contribution to the public relations and related fields.
More About our Emerging Leaders Awards
The ELAs recognize rising stars in the communications industry, and showcase the field’s most talented young women (ages 25-35) for their professional accomplishments. These honorees implement innovative communications strategies that go above and beyond – achieving impressive and extraordinary results.
The ELAs were created in 2010 as a special accolade for young women active within the communications field that were making a significant impact on the industry but were not being recognized due to age or years of experience. The Emerging Leaders Awards ceremony is an opportunity to hear from these up-and-coming leaders that will inspire and educate, and celebrate the value of public relations. The honorees will be promoted in WWPR materials and on the website. Honorees will be named at the awards ceremony based on their contributions as well as their potential to contribute to the industry for many years to come, making them truly emerging leaders.
For the second year in a row, honorees will span from different industries and will be honored in the following categories: nonprofit ELA honoree, corporate ELA honoree, association ELA honoree, agency ELA honoree, government affairs ELA honoree, and an independent/PR practitioner ELA honoree.
Eligibility requirements and nomination instructions are detailed below. Please direct questions about nominations to Jennifer Dunn and Erika Dyer, WWPR board members and Emerging Leaders Awards co-chairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.