New York Women in Communications will present the 2022 Matrix Awards on October 26 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Manhattan. The ceremony, which will be emceed by Katie Couric, celebrates and recognizes outstanding women leaders. Among the honorees are Ogilvy global CEO Devika Bulchandani; Sony Music Group EVP, chief diversity & inclusion officer Tiffany R. Warren; American Express chief marketing officer Elizabeth Rutledge; and “PBS NewsHour” anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff. In addition to the Matrix honorees, NYWICI’s 2022 college scholarship recipients will also be honored at the event. To date, NYWICI has awarded more than $1.7 million in scholarships to support young women and their academic and professional pursuits.


The Public Relations Student Society of America, PRSA’s organization for students interested in public relations and communications, is teaming with the News Literacy Project on the 2023 Bateman Case Study Competition. This year’s competition will challenge students to research, plan, implement and evaluate a public relations campaign centered on raising awareness around the importance of knowing how to separate fact from fiction and creating better informed, engaged and empowered individuals. Entrants in the competition will execute their campaigns in early 2023. Three finalists will present their work to a panel of judges in May, and the winning teams will be recognized during an awards ceremony at PRSSA’s 2023 conference. “Through this competition, our students will get the chance to educate themselves, as well as inform others, about the vital importance of the News Literacy Project’s mission,” said PRSA senior vice president, programs, Jeneen Garcia.

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The Best PR Leader Regional Awards for 2022 have been launched by the World Communications Forum Association (WCFA). O’Dwyer’s and PR Newswire are partners of the awards, which aim to recognize public relations professionals who have shown outstanding performance, made a significant contribution to the industry, their organizations and can prove their campaigns have had a measurable effect. A winner will be named in each of six global regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific (incl. Australia), Europe (incl. the United Kingdom), the Middle East, North America and South America. The winners and finalists will be announced during a virtual ceremony and will receive a special trophy and a professional certificate by the World Communications Forum Association, signed by the WCFA President Maxim Behar. Entries can be submitted until Nov. 30 at


Washington Women in Public Relations announces the three finalists for its 33rd annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award: Gemma Puglisi, assistant professor of public communication, American University; Gloria Rodriguez, president and CEO, RF Comunicad; EVP, Ruder Finn Group; and Anne Woodbury, CEO and Founder, CURA Strategies. The award will be presented at an 11:30 a.m. ceremony on Friday, Nov. 4—the organization's first in-person celebration since 2019. “We received an impressive group of nominees this year of women who have made exceptional contributions across their industry and in the D.C. communications community making for an incredibly tough decision for our judges," said Jacqueline Wilson, WWPR President. Registration for the event is open through Oct. 31 at 12 p.m.