Thinking of attending this year’s Emerging Leaders Awards (ELAs), but still, need to be convinced? In honor of 10 years of the ELAs, here are 10 reasons not to miss out on one of WWPR’s most exciting nights of the year.

  1. Connect with other DC women in PR

What better way is there to spend an evening than surrounded by talented, inspiring women who share your passions? The ELAs are the perfect place to mix and mingle with fellow WWPR members and other DC PR pros.

  1. Get inspired

Prepare yourself for a night overflowing with inspiration and encouragement. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your career, you’re sure to leave the ELAs with more motivation than ever to make an impact with your work.

  1. Celebrate each other

At its core, the ELAs are all about supporting our fellow women in PR for the incredible work they do year-round. Now is the time to show up and give kudos not just to the night’s nominees, but to all of the women who have made an impact in our PR community – emerging and established leaders alike.

  1. Reignite your passion

Even the most enthusiastic PR professionals sometimes need a reminder of why they love what they do. Surrounded by smart, accomplished, and driven women in the industry, the ELAs will remind you of countless ways to bring your passion each day.

  1. Hear new perspectives

At last year’s event, we expanded the reach of the ELAs to include women representing a higher number of industries specializing in different aspects of PR. This year, you’re guaranteed to meet members who represent all DC PR has to offer. Honorees and speakers will span from small startups and nonprofits to large agencies and major corporations – make sure you’re there to learn from them all!

  1. Encourage innovation

The ELAs are not just about recognizing successful women in PR, but about acknowledging those that go above and beyond by striving to innovate and push boundaries within the industry. By highlighting women who embody these characteristics, you’ll be contributing to an industry culture that values innovative thinking.

  1. Learn from the best

This year’s theme is “Pearls of Wisdom,” so you can be sure you’ll leave with more than a few great pieces of advice for your career and beyond. From our keynote speaker to Q&As with industry pros and words of wisdom from the winners themselves, every attendee will walk away with lessons they can apply directly to their own career.

  1. Recognize great work by your peers

Though we’re all continually impressed by the incredible work other PR pros do every day, we rarely have opportunities to celebrate them formally. The ELAs are the perfect opportunity to dedicate a night towards recognizing women whose work has inspired and motivated you throughout the year.

  1. Become part of a lasting legacy

For the past 10 years, the ELAs have allowed WWPR members and their colleagues to champion drivers of great work in our industry. Don’t miss out on your chance to become part of a landmark event in WWPR history.

  1. Have fun!

The ELAs are, above all a celebration – come have a blast connecting with, learning from, and supporting your fellow women in PR!


Don’t forget to register for the Emerging Leaders Awards held June 18, 2019 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. E.T.