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Washington PR Woman of the Year Awards

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The Washington PR Woman of the Year award honors the most talented women in the industry. The event celebrates the achievements of the honorees. Established in 1990, this annual event fosters camaraderie among women in the field and honors the achievements of those who have raised the bar in the profession.

The Woman of the Year luncheon, established in 1990, is WWPR’s signature event. It is an annual experience fostering camaraderie among women in public relations, culminating in a must-attend event that honors the achievements of those who have reached a pinnacle in the profession.

Nominations for the 2018 Woman of the Year Awards are now open! See below for details, nominations close on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Register to attend the 2018 Woman of the Year Awards here.

Eligibility requirements and nomination instructions for the 29th annual Washington PR Woman of the Year award are detailed below. Please email 2018 Woman of the Year nominations to Taylor Leaming and Christin Lewis, WWPR board members and Woman of the Year Co-chairs, at woy@wwpr.org.

You can view details from the 2017 awards ceremony here.

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.

Nominations for the 2018 PR Woman of the Year Awards close on Friday, October 5, 2018. Submit your nomination by emailing: woy@wwpr.org.

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.

More about WWPR Woman of the Year Awards:

2017 WWPR Woman of the Year Award Finalists

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) in partnership with lead sponsor AARP, will host the 28th annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Fairmont Hotel.

The Woman of the Year luncheon, established in 1990, is WWPR’s signature event. It is an annual experience fostering camaraderie among women in public relations, culminating in this must-attend event that honors the achievements of those who have reached a pinnacle in the profession.

The finalists for WWPR’s 2017 Woman of the Year Award are:

Kathy Baird – Managing Director of Content and Social, North America, Ogilvy & Mather  
Amy DeMaria – Senior Vice President of Communications, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Samantha Villegas – President, SaVi PR, LLC

Evan Ryan, Executive Vice President of Axios, will provide keynote remarks at the event.

Woman Up for 2017 Washington Woman of the Year Award

We’re calling for our community to #WomanUpDC for WWPR’s Woman of the Year (WOY) award: to recognize woman who are bold, courageous and resilient enough to persevere through even the most difficult challenges in both work and life – and nominate them!

Throughout the years, the WOY award has honored individuals who have displayed true leadership throughout her career – both in public relations and the community – and shown their devotion to the advancement of fellow women. Our winners have held top positions in government, agencies, and Fortune 500 companies; led nonprofit boards; been active in mentoring other women; and given their whole hearts to variety of causes.

2017 WWPR Woman of the Year Award Nominations Open

Know a PR visionary who is deserving of the title “Woman of the Year?” Now is your chance to honor her by submitting a nomination for the 2017 Washington PR Woman of the Year awards – taking place on Friday, November 17.

Established in 1990, Woman of the Year is WWPR’s signature event, and a must-attend networking luncheon and ceremony for Washington’s PR community honoring the achievements of those who define the true meaning of “WomanUp” and have reached a pinnacle in the profession.

Nominating is easy; simply submit a recommendation and current resume for your nominee on our website.

​To learn more about eligibility requirements and submit your nomination, visit: http://wwpr.org/womanup-dc/

Nominations close on Thursday, August 31. Contact woy@wwpr.com with any questions.