The New York Financial Writers’ Association is putting on the 78th edition of its Financial Follies on Friday, Nov. 13. The event, which supports the association’s annual scholarships, will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a virtual cocktail hour. The cocktail hour will allow attendees to socialize and network with journalists, public relations specialists and financial industry professionals. At 7:30 p.m., the 2020 Financial Follies Show will hit the virtual stage, and after it’s over, there will be another chance for online socializing. While the show is free for everyone, any financial contributions to the NYFWA Education Scholarship Foundation are welcome. For more information, or to get the Zoom link for the event, click here. Donations to the foundation can be made by clicking here, or by contacting the NYFWA’s executive director, Britt Erica Tunick, at [email protected].
Washington Women in Public Relations has announced the three finalists for its 2020 Woman of the Year Award, which will be presented at a virtual celebration from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19. Both the winner and the other two finalists will be honored at the event, which also marks the 40th anniversary of WWPR. The finalists for the award are Jennifer Curley, president and CEO, Curley Company; Zain Habboo, chief marketing & mobilization officer, International Rescue Committee; and Sandra Wills Hannon, founder, the Hannon Group. "The nominations this year were outstanding, and the finalists are a testament to the incredible communications professionals who have fostered community, committed to excellence and shown tremendous leadership, especially this year," said Sarah Beth Cloar, President of WWPR. Register to attend the virtual event and follow the conversation using the hashtag #WOY2020. For more information, contact WWPR Woman of the Year committee co-chairs Hillarie Turner and Jacqueline Wilson at [email protected].
TruePoint Communications is hosting a virtual student career day on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event aims to provide future professionals with insight into a career in marketing communications from professionals who will share tips on how to succeed in the industry. Topics to be covered include corporate, nonprofit and agency life; getting hired in communications; diversity in communications; and becoming an influencer. There will also be opportunities for resume review and networking. For more information, or to register, click here.