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

Whether you’ve recently graduated, you’re pursuing a higher degree, or you have family that are in school, I know May is a time to finally take a second to relax and acknowledge what you’ve achieved. For recent graduates: congratulations on your success. Consider this a friendly reminder that membership to WWPR is not only a great way to begin your career, but can also make for a meaningful and useful graduation present.

In WWPR, we are also looking at what we’ve already achieved in the first quarter of the year (lots of networking and professional development), but even more so we’re excited about summer events. We recently closed the nomination period for the Emerging Leaders Awards, and I’m pleased that we matched last year’s record for the highest number of nominees! Not only in number, but the success indeed shows in quality – these are genuinely some impressive and accomplished women in our industry. This is only fitting as we celebrate our 10th anniversary of this signature event!

The fantastic group of nominees is only one reason why you should make sure you’re there for the ELAs ceremony. We will recognize the 10-year history of this program, including how the previous honorees have continued to thrive in their careers. Our keynote speaker this year — soon to be announced! — is also a high-profile communicator who is a previous ELA finalist. You also don’t want to miss the opportunity to network with some of the most inspiring people in communications — you are sure to leave energized and passionate about our field. Sounds too good to be true? I promise it’s not.

Do yourself a favor and get tickets today. Early bird pricing is available until May 28, so don’t wait!

See you in a few weeks at ELAs!