WWPR 2019 President, Senior Governmental and Political Outreach Associate Director, American Society of Anesthesiologists

While it may still be hot and humid here in D.C., August means the summer is winding down.  Meanwhile, WWPR is gearing up with several of our keynote events in the second half of the year.

We are an industry that tends to thrive on deadlines, so there are several important ones I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention.  First, applications to nominate the WWPR Woman of the Year are due tonight, August 23 at midnight. This is the 30th anniversary of our keynote event, and we will be recognizing our prestigious previous honorees while celebrating our finalists.  I encourage you to recognize your peers and mentors by nominating them for his award. Also, if you’re looking for a unique way to highlight your brand in a room of several hundred established communications professionals, this is it!  Contact sponsorship@wwpr.org for more information.

Second, applications for the next WWPR Pro Bono client are due by next Friday, August 30 at midnight.  Since 1993, WWPR has served a pro bono client that supports women and/or families in the DC area – and we’re looking for our next good cause to support with the stellar communications skills of our member volunteers! 

Lastly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention tickets for one of our most popular events, the annual media roundtable are now on sale.  Get them while you still can – this event always sells out!

On a quick note, I want to point out one of the things that makes WWPR so special, and that’s the diversity of our represented fields, members and programs.  WWPR covers a very broad array of communications fields, whether you’re in graphic design, digital, media relations or internal communications. Similarly, our membership and programming welcomes women, men, and any other gender identity of communications professionals.  This diversity is what makes us so unique and so strong. So if you have a coworker who wasn’t sure this was the right organization for them, encourage them to join you for one of these fall events so they can learn about why WWPR is so great.