Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) named Jennifer Curley, President and CEO of Curley Company, its 2020 Woman of the Year. The award recognizes exceptional women in public relations who have made meaningful contributions to the community and demonstrated remarkable industry leadership. 

“Honoring Jennifer as the 2020 Woman of the Year award is the bright spot of our year,” said WWPR President Sarah Beth Cloar. “Her accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the industry have made a meaningful impact on our industry and set a high standard for our member community.”

The 2020 WWPR Woman of the Year Award program honored finalists Jennifer Curley; Zain Habboo, Chief Marketing & Mobilization Officer, International Rescue Committee; and Sandra Wills Hannon, Ph.D, APR, Founder, the Hannon Group.

WWPR hosted the event virtually on November 19, and the 40th anniversary of WWPR was also recognized with user-submitted videos on what WWPR meant to them both personally and professionally. Kathy Baird, Senior Director of Global Communications at Nike, gave the keynote address.

The event also highlighted WWPR’s commitment to serving the DC-area community with funds raised for the organization’s pro bono client, Academy of Hope, whose mission is to provide high-quality adult education and services that change lives and improve communities.

Washington Women in Public Relations  (WWPR), is a D.C.-based professional organization dedicated to advancing women in communications.


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