WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2017 — 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.

“We’re thrilled to honor three extraordinary women this year who embody the spirit of ‘WomanUp’ both professionally and personally through their bold spirit, courageousness, and resilience,” said Kelly Mack, President of WWPR. “The Woman of the Year event is a proud tradition of WWPR, and has honored some of the field’s finest PR professions for almost three decades.”

Register today and follow the conversation online using the hashtag #WomanUpDC.

For additional information, please contact WWPR WOY committee co-chairs Elise Perkins and Mary Havell at woy@wwpr.org

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is a member-based professional society cultivating and inspiring female communicators to reach their full potential in the DC market and beyond. The organization is committed to providing leadership opportunities, professional development, mentorship, and industry networking.