Thinkific Labs, a platform for creating, marketing and selling online courses, is presenting the third annual Think in Color Summit on July 27 and 28. The free event features a lineup of female entrepreneurs of color who will provide tips and strategies on how to build and scale a business using digital products and online courses. They will provide insight and guidance on such topics as how to turn a niche skill into a thriving business; how to create membership communities where members stay and engage; how to position yourself as the go-to voice in an industry and how course creators can build strong communities around their content. Thinkific’s annual speaker and workshop series is aimed at driving forward diversity and inclusion in business and entrepreneurship by featuring traditionally underrepresented entrepreneurs and giving them a platform to share their expertise.

National Capital PRSA

PRSA’s National Capital Chapter has opened the entry period for its National Capital Excellence in Communication Awards. The awards recognize and reward outstanding achievement in public relations and encourage continued excellence in the field. They are open to brands, agencies and professionals in the Washington area for work developed and produced in calendar year 2020. Awards will be presented 27 categories, including: 14 program categories that celebrate the best PR campaigns and seven that highlight top accomplishments in PR tactics, as well as new categories for campaigns that combat disinformation, demonstrate innovation in the face of COVID-19, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion. PRSA NCC will honor the award winners at the 53rd National Capital Excellence in Communication Awards event to be held virtually on the evening of Nov. 4. The entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 13. Details about the competition, including the categories, rules, entry fees and deadlines, can be found on the award entry website.


The Institute for Public Relations is sponsoring a free July 29 webinar that will discuss how healthcare consumers are actively seeking out an ever-wider range of information from an expanding range of resources, influencers and voices to proactively manage their health. It will also examine how companies can help elevate those new sources of information. Based on the findings of “The Fluency Report: Health Literacy” by the Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications and W2O Emerging Insights Lab, the discussion will be led by Dr. Gina Luttrell, director of W20 Emerging Insights Lab, and Abby Hayes, practice leader of DE&I engagement at Real Chemistry.