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.
WWPR is the first and only D.C. based professional organization advancing women in the communications industry. For more about WWPR, visit us at wwpr.org or follow them on Twitter @WWPR.
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