PR networking organisation, The Association of Women in Public
Relations (AWPR), is to relaunch on 23 September as Women in Public
Relations, with a new logo and patron, in a bid to modernise its
Baroness Denton, the former Minister for Economy, Agriculture and
Women’s Issues and Opposition spokesperson for Northern Ireland issues
in the House of Lords, has been appointed patron in advance of the
A former board member of Burson-Marsteller, Baroness Denton has a keen
interest in both PR and women’s issues.
There are plans to increase senior level membership and to establish a
regional group in Scotland or the Midlands.
AWPR president Sue Hardwick said: ’The workplace has seen many senior
figures moving into satellite operations, setting up virtual
consultancies and working as consultants. The network offers a chance to
exchange ideas and provides a support mechanism’.