As summer draws to a close and we look towards fall, I can’t help but get excited for Woman of the Year 2021. Each year, I am amazed by the women in our community and their accomplishments in the DC metro area. 2020 and 2021 have shown me a new appreciation of what we can achieve despite what our environment throws our way. With this in mind, I encourage you to take a look at your network and close colleagues and think of a woman in your circle who is deserving of a Woman of the Year nomination. As a reminder, nominations are due to by Friday, October 8 at 11:59 PM ET. The event to honor this long-standing tradition and signature award will be held virtually on November 18.

In addition to Woman of the Year, we have two outstanding September events to look forward to in the upcoming month. Join our very own past president, Dani Veira and Lisa Osborne Ross, the CEO of Edelman, for a candid conversation around how communications and leadership coaching can combine to build successful teams, elevate DEI, and improve workplace culture. 

WWPR is also partnering with the Advocacy Association to bring you a unique event – Strategically Advancing Issue Advocacy through Observance Days. This event focuses on a panel discussion that will explore how to go beyond one recognition tweet to craft a messaging matrix to address key issues and elevate solutions with appropriate tone and tenor. 

We are so excited for what the fall has in store for us! 

Christina Francisco
2021 WWPR Board President