Worldcom is partnering with The Museum of Public Relations on “Power Women: The Rise of Diverse International Women in Communications,” a two-part virtual event on March 16. In the two sessions (the first at 11 a.m. ET and the second at 6:30 p.m. ET), a group of female leaders in the industry will discuss what needs to be done to advance women from diverse backgrounds in PR. Both sessions will be moderated by Walmart director of corporate affairs/constitutent relations Joanne Tabellija-Murphy, and Museum of Public Relations co-founder Shelley Spector will offer opening remarks. The first discussion will feature speakers from the Dominican Republic, Germany, India and South Africa, while the second will consist of PR pros from around the U.S. Co-sponsors of the event are PRSA, International Women’s Form, Walmart and the National Millennial and Gen Z Community. To register for the first session, click here; for the second session, click here.


PRSA-NY opens up early bird submissions for the 34th Annual PRSA-NY Big Apple Awards Gala. The organization is planning for the Big Apple Awards to be a hybrid experience of virtual and in-person programming for attendees, occurring in September. Until May 7, organizations and independent PR practitioners can save $100 off their entries for the 2021 Big Apple Campaign Awards and the 15 Under 35 Awards. All entries are due on May 28. “We are pleased to offer early bird opportunities for agency and individual practitioners, who are leading the PR industry during an unprecedented time in our industry,” said PRSA-NY president Andrew Graham. “This year’s Big Apple Awards will be centered around purpose, and how the fast-evolving PR environment and cultural shifts have accelerated the demand for organizations to make a meaningful impact with stakeholders.” To submit work, campaigns, and other related materials for the early bird deadline, visit the PRSA-NY website at


The National Press Club is holding a March 26 event that will look at how journalists and communications pros can take advantage of the possibilities AI provides to develop new ways of telling stories and connecting with audiences. The event, part of the NPC’s Journalism Institute, will discuss such topics as how AI is being used and will be used; the ethics of AI, particularly related to diversity, equity and representation; and the role of AI in the spread of misinformation and “fake news.” The speaker will be Francesco Marconi, co-founder of information company Applied XL, and formerly research and development chief at the Wall Street Journal. To register for the free event, which will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., click here.