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

As I watch the trees begin to turn colors beautiful shades this fall, it is a fitting tribute to many changes I’m currently experiencing in my personal life — all good ones, I promise!  And throughout these changes, I am thankful for the WWPR community which continues to offer support, mentorship, guidance, and friendship through it all.

Appropriate for the upcoming season of thankfulness and gratitude, I am eagerly awaiting the 30th anniversary of the Woman of the Year luncheon.  This is just one opportunity for WWPR to look back at how far the organization has developed, applaud those who have supported it along the way, and look ahead to our exciting future.  I invite you to join us at this signature event where we will hear from our keynote speaker, AARP Chief Communications and Marketing Officer and former Woman of the Year Honoree Martha Boudreau, and we will recognize the three finalists for this year’s award.  As it is our 30th anniversary, our theme this year is “Pearls of Wisdom” and we will be highlighting the past 29 Honorees and their suggestions for all of us as we continue our careers.

Looking for more ways to be involved in WWPR?  Have a suggestion about what other programming you’d like to see?  This is a friendly reminder to complete our short membership survey.  And just as I’m thankful to WWPR for supporting me through all of life’s changes, I urge you to do the same: whether you need a new mentor, you’re looking for your next gig, or you just want to make more friends in the industry.  WWPR is full of ways it can support you — you just need to know where to look!

In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for moving (anyone else in Fort Totten?), selling an apartment, or anything related to WWPR, please send me a note to president@wwpr.org.  I look forward to seeing you on November 15 at the Woman of the Year Luncheon!