Hall of Femme 2021

For its sixth Hall of Femme class, PRWeek inducts a record 28 honorees who are the guiding lights within the industry

The Hall of Femme Class of 2021 has been expanded to recognize the tremendous women who stepped up to the plate in the past year and decades prior. 

Many of them cite “mom” as one of their chief mentors. 

All of them are sending the elevator back down to help younger versions of themselves succeed in competitive environments. 

They stress the need to be yourself, be constantly curious, listen actively and lead with humanity and empathy.

They accept it’s OK to not be OK sometimes. 

They prioritize self-care.

All of this was also highlighted as part of PRWeek’s Femme Forward series, which showcases a diverse group of women in PR who describe the challenges of the past 12 months dealing with COVID-19, home schooling, working from home, domestic chores and the racial reckoning of 2020.

With more leaders such as this, brands and corporations can create sustainable working environments, which is especially important in a PR industry that is populated 70% by women.

PRWeek's Hall of Femme and Women to Watch virtual events will be held on June 10, 2021. Learn more here

The honorees

Kate Cronin

Ogilvy Health

Kate Cronin, Ogilvy Health

Virginia Devlin

Current Global

Virginia Devlin, Current Global

Laura Duda


Laura Duda, Goodyear

LaToya Evans

The LEPR Agency

LaToya Evans, The LEPR Agency

Mónica Gil


Mónica Gil, Telemundo

Jerilan Greene

Yum Brands

Jerilan Greene, Yum Brands

Brooke Hovey


Brooke Hovey, BCW

Susan Howe

Weber Shandwick

Susan Howe, Weber Shandwick

Dustee Jenkins


Dustee Jenkins, Spotify

Lynn Kenney


Lynn Kenney, Reckitt

Avra Lorrimer

Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Avra Lorrimer, Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Stephanie Marchesi


Stephanie Marchesi, WE

Lisa Moehlenkamp


Lisa Moehlenkamp, FleishmanHillard

Mary Osako


Mary Osako, UCLA

Kelli Richardson-Lawson

Joy Collective

Kelli Richardson-Lawson, Joy Collective

Jenny Robertson


Jenny Robertson, FedEx

Lisa Rosenberg


Lisa Rosenberg, Allison+Partners

Lisa Sepulveda


Lisa Sepulveda, Edelman

Helen Shelton

Finn Partners

Helen Shelton, Finn Partners

Blake Simpson

Under Armour

Blake Simpson, Under Armour

Judy Smith

Smith & Company

Judy Smith, Smith & Company

Anne Marie Squeo


Anne Marie Squeo, Xerox

Lisa Stockman

Syneos Health

Lisa Stockman, Syneos Health

Kris Tremaine

ICF Next

Kris Tremaine, ICF Next

Rema Vasan

Marina Maher Communications

Rema Vasan, Marina Maher Communications

Dini von Mueffling

Dini von Mueffling Communications

Dini von Mueffling, Dini von Mueffling Communications

Vanessa Wakeman

The Wakeman Agency

Vanessa Wakeman, The Wakeman Agency

Wendy Watkins

Hormel Foods

Wendy Watkins, Hormel Foods

Women to Watch

These emerging communication leaders are setting the future of the industry in motion.

Carole Casto


Carole Casto, Cummins

Krishana Davis


Krishana Davis, Precision

Kate Durham

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Kate Durham, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Margot Edelman


Margot Edelman, Edelman

Kate Finley

Belle Communication

Kate Finley, Belle Communication

Kara Hauck

March of Dimes

Kara Hauck, March of Dimes

Jessica Hollister

The North Face

Jessica Hollister, The North Face

Mary Insinga

Zeno Group

Mary Insinga, Zeno Group

Stacy Jones

Capital One

Stacy Jones, Capital One

Marni Kottle

Gilead Sciences

Marni Kottle, Gilead Sciences

Régine Labossière

Carmichael Lynch Relate

Régine Labossière, Carmichael Lynch Relate

Kara Larson


Kara Larson, T-Mobile

Sabrina Macias


Sabrina Macias, DraftKings

Jennifer Morales-Mathews

Amazon Music

Jennifer Morales-Mathews, Amazon Music

Shauna McBride

Committee for Children

Shauna McBride, Committee for Children

Anu Rao

Moët Hennessy North America

Anu Rao, Moët Hennessy North America

Natalia Sandin


Natalia Sandin, Dolby

Christina Stejskal

Fender Musical Instruments

Christina Stejskal, Fender Musical Instruments

Joanne Tabellija-Murphy


Joanne Tabellija-Murphy, Walmart

Lauren Thaman

Procter & Gamble

Lauren Thaman, Procter & Gamble

Alonda Thomas

Howard University

Alonda Thomas, Howard University

Lemia Jenkins Thompson


Lemia Jenkins Thompson, Pinterest

Jordan Valdés


Jordan Valdés, Booster

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