There’s little doubt that women are gaining more clout throughout corporate America.
Just two current examples making the news: As part of the breakup of Hewlett-Packard, Meg Whitman, previously chairman, president-CEO of HP, will lead Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which will include the company's tech infrastructure, software and services products. And on Monday Instagram tapped Marne Levine, Facebook’s VP of global public policy, as its first COO. Levine, who will manage communications, is also a board member of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization, which is designed to empower women.
As the above examples indicate, women have in some cases reached the pinnacle of the technology industry, a traditionally male dominated environment.
Women, of course, now dominate the PR field, but not necessarily in the executive suite, which continues to be run (for the most part) by men.
If you follow some of the current demographics to a logical conclusion, that is bound to change.
Whether it’s crisis management or creating new messaging campaigns, women are taking a lead role in the communications industry.
With that in mind—and an eye on the not-too-distant future of the PR field—who are the women superstars on your PR team? PR News’ Top Women in PR Awards will celebrate those women who have made bold advances in these and other areas in the last year for their own organizations or for clients.
The entry deadline is tomorrow, October 8. The awards ceremony will take place next summer, in New York City.
We look forward to hearing from you, and good luck.
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