Canadian Women in Public Relations Announces Launch of Toronto Chapter

Launch Celebration to be held April 27, 2017 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

TORONTO, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations (Women in PR Canada) is pleased to announce the Toronto Chapter launch celebration will be held on April 27, 2017 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

The organization was developed to enable groups of women leaders in public relations across North America to come together to share ideas, contacts and experiences, and to advocate for major issues directly affecting women working in the PR industry today.

"The expansion of our organization across Canada marks an important milestone in our efforts to educate women in public relations and to help them advance in the field across North America," says Talia Beckett Davis, Chairwoman & President. "One of our main goals when forming this organization was to provide a place for women to thrive earlier in their careers and to strengthen the capabilities of established leaders in the PR industry."

Organized by a team of experts in public relations, the Toronto launch event on April 27, 2017 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will look at What's Next for Women in Canada's PR Industry, discuss misconceptions and redefine perceptions for our field.

Speakers Include: Chitra Anand, Doctoral Researcher and Professor; Scott Evans, General Manager, Edelman Toronto; Christine Faulhaber, President & CEO, Faulhaber Communications; Daniela Kelloway, Founder and CEO, ClutchPR; Bunmi Adeoye, Vice-President at NKPR Inc.

The event will be moderated by Vanessa Morcom, Owner and Publicist, Morcom Media; PR Lead, ME to WE. Complimentary head shots will be provided by PartyPix.

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Cost: $79.99 - $149.99
Tickets: http://womeninpr.ca/event/women-in-pr-canada-launch-reception-toronto/

Exhibitor Tables: Showcase your products and services at the Women in PR Canada event. A limited number of applications for exhibitor tables are being accepted. You can purchase your table online here.

Women in PR Canada aims to become an important source of information for women in the field, a key player in the rapidly changing industry, and a global champion of women business leaders.

The organization is building chapters across Canada and the USA and will be proactively reaching out to event partners, sponsors and PR industry leaders over the coming months to seek input into future activities. The team is committed to maintaining a high caliber of programs for members and aims to become a thought leader and influencer in the field of public relations.

Through student, individual and corporate subscriptions, members have access to online courses, resources, case studies and networking opportunities. Memberships are reciprocal across Canada and the USA.

For more information, visit www.womeninpr.com

Quotes from Speakers:

"Fostering a community of collaboration versus competition is so important and often overlooked in our industry.  Shared insights and mentorship that drives cumulative success will always have the highest return." - Christine Faulhaber, President & CEO, Faulhaber Communications

"Research shows diverse leadership makes for better client relationships. It increases employee retention and delivers a better bottom line. We are all responsible for talking openly and creatively about how we can continue to push for environments where women can lead and succeed." - Scott Evans, General Manager, Edelman Toronto

"Women dominate the PR industry; we are in a very opportunistic place in this industry.  What is most important for women in any industry is to be bold, be provocative in your thinking, take risks and surround yourself with people that believe in our vision.  Success in my mind is where preparation and opportunity meet." - Chitra Anand, Doctoral Researcher and Professor

"It is important for women and men to see great women leaders. Every time, a person has an opportunity to see a capable, competent, hardworking and inspiring leader, it's a chance for others to envision a future where they can guide others in their own unique way with their own unique gifts. That is done through mentorship, facilitating workshops as well as being visible whether it be in the media, one-on-one or through organizations like Women in PR." - Bunmi Adeoye, Vice-President at NKPR Inc.

"The PR industry is nearly two-thirds female and we are still faced with some of the same challenges we had 50 years ago. We still have a wage gap in our profession and there are still only a few female CEOs at large PR firms. We still have unrealistic ideals and limitations in the work force for women. To be part of an industry full of inspiring entrepreneurs and professionals is a hugely rewarding experience and I feel a duty to support and mentor other women in our field. If we support each other we will all rise together."- Daniela Kelloway, Founder and CEO, ClutchPR

Social Media

Join the conversation online:
#WomeninPRCanada
Twitter: @WomeninPRCanada
Facebook.com/WomeninPRCanada
LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8445471
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomeninPublicRelations/

SOURCE The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations



For further information: Media Contact: Pink Pearl Public Relations, pinkprfirm.com, talia@pinkprfirm.com


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