Last night Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) honored me with one of three 2011 Emerging Leaders Awards (ELA) given to rising stars, ages 21-35, in the public relations and communications industry.
PR and communications professionals often work behind the scenes and don’t expect public acknowledgement for our work. So its a special treat to be recognized publicly for my contributions.
Communications is a passion and calling for me. It’s through this work that I am able to articulate the value of policies and programs that make a difference in people’s lives. And so I am grateful that clients and colleagues trust me with communicating the value of their causes and with helping to give voice to their issues and priorities. Without them, I would not have the honor of receiving WWPR’s award.
I’m wrapping up my last week at Stanford University’s Summer Institute in Political Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, so I missed the awards reception but hear it was a fabulous event. ABC7/WJLA-TV reporter Jennifer Donelan was a featured speaker.
Other honorees included Jennifer Mastin Giglio, VP External Relations, Ogilvy Washington and Tara Silver, Managing Director, Silver Strategy.