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

It’s the heat of the summer and many WWPR members – myself included – are looking forward to escaping for vacations.  Before you load your out of office, make sure you check the WWPR calendar, because things aren’t slowing down for us! 

Coming off the heels of an amazing record-breaking Emerging Leaders Awards worthy of its anniversary celebration, WWPR is already putting together plans for the rest of the summer and fall.  We held our WWPR Membership Recruitment Happy Hour yesterday where attendees could shake the heat by sipping a cool cocktail. Stay tuned for more happy hours in the coming months. Unfortunately, our always popular senior-level communications leaders breakfast roundtable is once again sold-out but email info@wwpr.org if you want to be added to a waitlist for the event.

Still looking for ways to refine your skills and network with others in the industry?  Join WWPR on July 24 for our Building Skills for Better Presentations workshop.  We’ve lined up one of the best in the field for a hands-on workshop so this is sure to sell out – get your tickets while you still can. You’ll leave this workshop with the tricks you need to stand out for any level presentation.

WWPR is recognizing another milestone this year, with the 30th anniversary of the Woman of the Year Awards on Friday, November 15.  Nominations are now open so please consider submitting your friend, colleague, mentor or boss for this recognition. On the 30th anniversary, we are looking to celebrate the next in our long history of outstanding honorees.  (Pro tip: save the date for the event now!)

I will leave this month’s letter on a more personal note.  I began my experience with WWPR on the Pro Bono Committee, and I have worked hard to elevate not only the members who offer their services but also the remarkable organizations we partner with for this 2-year period.  Helping to select Sitar Arts Center as our 2018-19 client was an incredibly challenging process, but one that opened my eyes to how much we can impact our community. As their term closes, we are beginning our unenviable task of the search for our next pro bono client.  If you know an organization focused on women and/or families in the DC-area that you’d like WWPR to support, please send them our application.  We have an incredible amount of expertise within our membership, and I look forward to seeing the ways we can make an impact.

Thank you in advance for sharing this WWPR news with your networks, and if I don’t see you at an upcoming event, have a wonderful summer!