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