During 2017, WWPR's leadership team will continue to work with the organization's Advisory Council who will provide the Board of Directors strategic council and advice:
Mary LoJacono, Towers Watson
Debra Silimeo, Hager Sharp
Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Goodwill Industries International
The board induction meeting featured a keynote from Lynn Bufka, Ph.D., associate executive director for the American Psychological Association's Practice Research and Policy Department about their "Stress in America Survey." She spoke about stress and the leading topics that can trigger it: money, work, and health. Dr. Bufka also shared guidance for managing stress, such as identifying it in our lives, understanding triggers, and seeking support.
Throughout 2017, WWPR will host various professional development events, networking events, two signature events: The Emerging Leader Awards and The PR Woman of the Year Awards. To learn more about WWPR's upcoming events, visit http://wwpr.org/events/.
WWPR also announced it will continue to serve their pro bono client, Bright Beginnings through 2017. Bright Beginnings is a nationally-accredited child and family development center that offers a bright start for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Bright Beginnings serves more than 185 children annually whose families are living in crisis shelters or transitional housing. Their educational, therapeutic, health and family support services prepares these children for kindergarten and stabilizes their families.
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