For D.C. PR pros, especially those new to the city, joining a professional organization can offer opportunities for professional development and networking, while fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. Washington Women in PR (WWPR) brings together women communicators from across the Beltway to participate in educational events, exchange ideas, share their experiences, and help one another excel in their career. Every D.C. PR pro understands the importance of networking and the necessity of continually evolving as a professional —WWPR is a fantastic resource for both.
LEVICK’s own Rachel Racoosin is an active member of WWPR and was a finalist for this year’s Emerging Leaders Awards (ELAs), which recognizes women between the ages of 23 and 30 who have significantly impacted the communications field and D.C. community. Rachel was nominated for her outstanding work on the Digital Team at LEVICK. In her four years as a member of WWPR, Rachel has had the opportunity to connect with successful women and mentor rising PR stars, as well as participate in numerous workshops and events. Rachel illustrates how investing time and energy in a professional organization can enhance your career.
“Washington Women in PR is a great way to connect with other female communications professionals in the D.C. area,” Rachel said. “The organization offers a wide variety of leadership and professional development opportunities, as well as great networking events. It was an honor to represent LEVICK as an ELA finalist and share the nomination with some truly inspiring and talented young women who have already made such a significant impact on the industry.”
Keynote speaker, Jade Floyd, Senior Director of Communications at The Case Foundation, stressed one of WWPR’s key messages: be a “fearless champion” for yourself in both your career and personal life. This is the exact rhetoric WWPR was founded on. For a young PR pro who is eager to further their career and make a difference, joining a dynamic, inclusive organization like WWPR can be the first step.