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.
We are thrilled to be celebrate the 30th annual Woman of the Year Awards in 2019.
The nomination window for the 2019 Washington PR Woman of the Year award will open later this year. Eligibility requirements and nomination instructions are detailed below. If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring the 2019 awards, please email
Eligibility requirements and nomination instructions for the 29th annual Washington PR Woman of the Year award are detailed below. Please email Taylor Leaming and Christin Lewis, WWPR board members and Woman of the Year Co-chairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view details from the 2018 awards ceremony here.
• 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 are now closed.
• 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:
Today, Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is thrilled to announce the three finalists for its 29th annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon. The organization received a record-breaking number of nominations for exceptional women leading the communications industry in the D.C. Metro area. Nominees were judged on demonstrated ability in the communications field, contributions to the community and industry leadership qualities.
Our 29th annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award celebratory luncheon is just around the corner! At this year’s event, we are thrilled to bring back previous Woman of the Year finalist, Kirsten Suto Seckler chief brand and communications officer for Special Olympics International keynote speaker.
Established in 1990, Woman of the Year is one of WWPR’s signature events, and a must-attend networking luncheon and ceremony for Washington’s PR community honoring the achievements of those who have reached a pinnacle in the profession.