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Canadian Women in Public Relations Launches with Empowering Event

Speakers Revealed What’s Next for Women in PR Across Canada to Over 100 Industry Leaders

The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations (CWPR) officially launched on May 11, 2016 with a networking event that brought together a diverse group of women and men working in the public relations field. Read more…

Women in PR Canada – Official Launch Reception

What’s Next for Women in Canada’s PR Industry?

You are invited to join us to officially launch the Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations (CWPR) in Vancouver, B.C., Canada!

Organized by a team of experts in public relations, this event will look at What’s Next for Women in Canada’s PR Industry, discuss misconceptions and redefine perceptions for our field.

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Speakers Include: 

  • Bridgitte Anderson, General Manager, Edelman Vancouver;
  • Christie Smith, Founder of the Elite Communicators Group; Director of Corporate Relations at Partnerships BC;
  • Erin Dermer, Director of Media Relations and Social Media at TELUS;
  • Natalie Langston, TV Host, Producer, Journalist, Emcee & Brand Ambassador; Fitness & Health Reporter, BC Living.

Opening Remarks:

  • Cleta Brown, President, The University Women’s Club of Vancouver;
  • Talia Beckett-Davis, President & Chairwoman, Canadian Women in Public Relations; Founder, Pink Pearl PR; Director of Communications, AdvantageBC.


  • Stuart Chase, Director of Marketing and Communications at Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC and Yukon

Join us for an energizing evening of networking at Hycroft in the spacious foyer at the foot of the Grand Staircase, mingle in the formal Drawing Room and enjoy a glass of wine on the spectacular Terrace overlooking the beautiful walled gardens.

This event is a great opportunity for you to learn more about our new organization, enjoy the company of industry friends and meet new women who are united in their PR careers.

We encourage you to join us.


Where Should You Work: a Boutique PR Agency or a Large PR Agency?

Are you wondering about the pros and cons about working with a large PR agency versus working with a small boutique agency? Gini Dietrich wrote an excellent comparison on her blog, Spin Sucks and reading her post made me think about my career choices over the years. Though I haven´t worked with a large PR agency, I did work for several years in the different departments of a corporation, the last one being PR and communications. Read more…

E-Series 2016 – Forum for Women Entrepreneurs BC – FWE

The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) will be hosting their 3-day entrepreneurial educational program, E-Series in Vancouver April 6 – 8, 2016. This comprehensive program is for women entrepreneurs across Canada who want to take their business to the next level. As a Marketing Partner for the program, we encourage you to apply to this transformative program.

A Funny Thing Happens Without PR — Nothing!

PT Barnum was the ultimate showman. A wildly successful promoter, he was able to draw crowds to his attractions and became known for “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which we know today as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. His ability to transform commercial entertainment through the art of publicity is an example we can still learn from today. Read more…

Executives: Are You Paying Attention to the Right Media Outlets?

Companies hire public relations agencies to get the media attention they feel their business deserves. In many cases, the viewpoint seems to be: “The bigger the publication or media outlet, the better.” Sure, an article or mention in an outlet with a large readership would be a great win for any company, and there’s no harm in having big goals.

This content is for 2016 Student Membership, 2016 Individual Membership and 2016 Corporate Membership members only.
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