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

Looking back at the last month, all I can think is: wow, what an amazing time to celebrate women. The 30th annual Woman of the Year Luncheon confirmed that this incredible network of mentors and colleagues can inspire and drive us to reach momentous achievements. 

First, I must extend my personal congratulations to our WWPR 2019 Woman of the Year Honoree Maura Corbett, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Glen Echo Group.  Your career achievements continued mentorship, and support in the community are a fitting representation as we celebrate the 30 year milestone of this signature award. I also applaud KayAnn Schoeneman of Ketchum and Susan Waldman of Meals of Wheels America as our other finalists this year. Having had the opportunity to get to meet each of you, I am incredibly impressed by your commitment to both the industry and the community.  

For anyone who was unable to attend the Luncheon, be on the lookout for highlights from our keynote speaker Martha Boudreau, chief communications and marketing officer of AARP, including her top 10 pearls of wisdom.  Thank you, Martha, for your continued support of WWPR. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t thank Kate Perrin or PRofessional Solutions, the visionary who created this program 30 years ago.  

While this signature event has concluded, we still have a few items left before we wrap up 2019. Don’t forget to register to attend our annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 10.  We will be celebrating another great year of WWPR and looking forward to another big year – WWPR’s 40th! — next year.

Speaking of 2020, this is the time to apply if you’re interested in joining the WWPR Board of Directors. If you want to take on a leadership role in planning events and programs, apply to one of our co-chair positions. Keep in mind that previous involvement is highly encouraged, so you may want to start by applying to join one of our Committees. Don’t have the time to contribute but want to have an input? Our membership survey is the right place to share feedback and ideas. However you’re involved, we are incredibly grateful for all the volunteers who help make our organization so wonderful.

I look forward to one more month leading this organization before turning things over to our 2020 Board, but in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions and I hope to see you at our Holiday Party!