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Washington PR Woman of the Year Awards

WWPR Celebrates 40 Years!

Over the past three decades, WWPR has provided a forum to come together and honor nearly 100 female leaders in the Washington, D.C. area through our annual PR Woman of the Year award. As WWPR celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, it is important to recognize the trailblazers who raised the bar in our field and paved the way for the future of the profession. While this year’s Washington PR Woman of the Year event will look a bit different, what will not change is honoring dynamic and strong women leaders who have shown up in major ways amidst unprecedented circumstances.

We are thrilled to celebrate WWPR’s 40th Anniversary and the PR Woman of the Year Awards via a memorable virtual experience the week of November 16 to honor this long-standing tradition and signature award.

Nominations for the 2020 awards are due by October 12. Eligibility requirements and nomination instructions are detailed below.

Details on how to register for the 40th Anniversary and awards program are coming soon. We hope that you will join us as we celebrate the honorees and achievements of those who continue to lend their voice and expertise to our industry.

If you have any questions, please email Jacqueline Wilson and Hillarie Turner, WWPR board members and Woman of the Year Co-chairs, at woy@wwpr.org.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

• The nominee must be a female professional with a minimum of 20 years of experience in the public relations field, at least five of which have been in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area (she must also currently reside in this area).
• The nominee does not have to be a member of WWPR.
• Nominations must include (1) PDF resume (up to two pages) and (1) PDF recommendation (up to two pages) to be considered.

Please submit nominations to woy@wwpr.org by Monday, October 12 at 11:59 PM ET.

SELECTION CRITERIA

• Nominee’s demonstrated abilities should include, but are not limited to, creativity, management skills and contributions to the growth of her organization, unique or prestigious job held, and major accomplishments.
• Nominee exemplifies true characteristics of a leader in PR — a visionary, standout representative of her company or organization, has the perseverance to face any challenge and can strategically link a program to lasting results.
• Nominee makes it a priority to devote her time to community causes and activities, which may or may not be community oriented.
• Nominee’s community contributions may include, but are not limited to, board positions, volunteer work, activities that promote professional advancement of women.
• Nominee is actively involved in leading industry membership associations and has greatly contributed to those associations through board leadership or mentoring.
• Nominee has received acknowledgement or previous awards for her contributions to the public relations industry or other related work.

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