Marilyn Laurie
Marilyn Laurie

The PR pioneers who blazed a path for other women to follow will be celebrated tonight at “PR Women Who Changed History,” an event sponsored by the Museum of Public Relations.

The event, which will run from 6 to 9 pm, at Hunter Public Relations, 41 Madison Ave, (corner 26th Street) in Manhattan, will be hosted by Grace Thompson Leong, CEO, Hunter PR. Former chief communications officer of ATT Dick Martin will deliver the keynote address, which will look at the life of the late Marilyn Laurie, first female CCO of AT&T.

A panel discussion will feature Barbara Hunter, who was the first woman to own and run a PR agency in the United States; Muriel Fox, a co-founder of the National Organization for Women, as well as a longtime PR exec; and Saralie Slonsky, whose more than 30 years in PR included stints at Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe. The panel, to be moderated by Baruch College professor Caryn Medved, will compare the “Mad Men” days of PR with the profession today. A networking reception will follow.

For more information, and to register for the event, go to http://www.prmuseum.org/030118-pr-women-who-changed-history/