Rita Braver
Rita Braver

Story Partners and the Washingtonian are partnering to host the the 7th annual Washington Women in Journalism Awards on Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. Rita Braver, national correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning," will receive the Hall of Fame Award. NBC News White House correspondent Kristin Welker (who is also moderating one of this year’s presidential debates) has been named Outstanding Journalist in Broadcast Television, while Time national political correspondent Molly Ball is being recognized as Outstanding Journalist in Print. Politico senior Washington correspondent Anna Palmer is this year’s Star to Watch. In addition to the awards presentation, the event will include networking breakouts led by DC leaders and members of the media. On behalf of the event, a donation will be made to the National Association of Black Journalists, which has advocated on behalf of and supported Black journalists since 1975. To register to attend, click here.


The WomenCorporateDirectors 2020 Global Institute and Visionary Awards will be held as a three-day virtual event from Sept. 9-11. On Sept. 9, the awards will recognize Starbucks, Shiseido, U.S.-based global manufacturer Elkay; and Ana Paula Pessoa, chairman of artificial intelligence company Kunumi AI in Brazil for their commitment to diversity, inclusion and women’s leadership in the C-suite and board. The Institute will focus on issues ranging from racial equity and workplace transformation to brand resiliency among industries hit hardest by the pandemic and the implications for boardrooms of the spread of disinformation. For more information about the event or to register, click here.


The Institute for Public Relations is hosting a Sept. 16 webinar that will show PR leaders the competencies they need to manage more diverse, globally astute organizations and communicate effectively with diverse publics. The webinar will be led by Aerial Ellis, the founder of Advisory 83, a consultancy focused on strategic planning and curriculum development in the space of diversity/equity/inclusion. The session will incorporate research supported by the Arthur W. Page Society to help senior leaders assess where they currently stand and the steps they should take to effectively practice diversity and inclusion. The free webinar gets underway at 12 p.m. For more information or to register, click here.