A March 12 panel sponsored by the Museum of Public Relations will look at the role public relations has played in the changing representations of women in the media. “PR Women Who Changed History 2020” will also showcase some of the PR pioneers who worked hard to change the image of women. Participants on the panel are set to include PRovoke Media founder Paul Holmes; Weber Shandwick senior vp, diversity and inclusion Judith Harrison; Caryn Medved from Baruch College, CUNY; Karen Miller Russell from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication; and former AT&T chief communications officer Dick Martin. The event takes place on the 30th floor of 85 Broad Street, and will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required to attend, and sponsorships are also available. For more information, or to purchase a ticket or sponsorship, click here.


Cosmetic Executive Women, an international organization of 10,000 individual members representing a cross section of beauty and related businesses, hosted its 26th annual product demonstration on Feb. 27 in New York. Kaplow Communications, CEW’s agency of record for more than 20 years, provided traditional, digital and emerging methods to garner attention for the event, which gave hundreds of beauty brands a chance to showcase their products and compete for a chance to take home a CEW Beauty Award. Thousands of beauty industry members will be voting for the awards, which recognize the best beauty products. The announcement of finalist nominations will take place in April. New categories for this year’s awards include CBD, sexual wellness, skincare face masks, hair accessories and unisex fragrance.


The New York Financial Writers’ Association has set the date for its Financial Follies of 2020. The 78th annual edition of the event will take place Friday, Nov. 13 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The 2019 version of the Follies was the first in which live performances were replaced by professionally-produced video content. And, like last year, those attending the Follies can submit their own video presentations as well. Any media organization, public relations firm or company sponsoring a table at the Financial Follies, is welcome to submit a video for inclusion. A table of ten can be sponsored for $5,000 ($4,000 if purchased through the NYFWA website by Aug. 31) and individual seats go for $550.00 ($450 before Aug. 31). For more details about how to enter a video or buy tickets, visit, or contact Britt Erica Tunick, at 201/ 612-0100 or [email protected].