As a young communications professional it has been very rewarding to plan the 2011 Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon, WWPR’s signature event. So many companies and people have shown immense generosity, and I have gotten a glimpse of the accolades and fulfilling career a woman can have if she follows her dreams and remains tenacious. This preview has been courtesy of our three Washington PR Woman of the Year honorees. These women embody the integrity and characteristics of a true leader in public relations, here are some highlights of their amazing biographies.

Heathere Evans-Keenan, APR has run her own public relations business, Keenan PR, since 1999. Well known in the public relations community for volunteering and mentoring, she has received several industry awards, including a PRSA Silver Anvil. She is also the founder of the Independent Public Relations Alliance.

Christine Till has 40 years of public relations experience and has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University for 35 years. She is currently the director of communications at Venable LLP, an internationally known law firm. Christine frequently acts as a panelist and is fluent in French and Spanish.

Donna Vincent Roa, PhD, ABC, CSR-P is currently the managing partner and chief strategist at Vincent Roa Group LLC, having started the firm in 2009. A winner of numerous awards, she is past president of the largest International Association of Business Communicators chapter in the country and was a Rotary Scholar.

There are so many more wonderful things to be said about these amazing women. Want to hear them? Join us at the 22nd annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon at the Capital Hilton on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 12:00 to 2:00p.m.

Come mingle with top communications professionals, enjoy a three course lunch and hear a keynote address from another award worthy woman and former White House deputy communications director, Jen Psaki. Tickets are available here.