PR Newswire to Support Golden Anniversary Year for Women in PR

Mar 26, 2013, 13:10 ET from WPR

LONDON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The UK's leading networking organisation for senior women practitioners in public relations, WPR (Women in PR), is delighted to announce that it has secured the support of PR Newswire for its 50th Anniversary Year programme.

WPR Presidents Sue Hardwick and Angela Oakes commented "We are thrilled to have the support of PR Newswire for this important year in our organisation's history.  We have a full programme of events and have just launched our new WPR website, which gives all the details on the forthcoming activities." WPR is a specliaist sector group of the PRCA.

Leaders in innovative communications and marketing services, PR Newswire has had a long association with WPR. Commenting on their involvement in this milestone year, President of PR Newswire EMEA & India, Lisa Ashworth said "Firstly I would like to offer Women in PR my heartfelt congratulations on reaching 50. In my eleven years at PR Newswire I have seen huge changes in our industry and in technology in particular, but the one constant has been the under representation of women in senior positions in our profession despite us being the dominant sex in terms of numbers.

"The role that WPR plays in encouraging entry by women into Public Relations and mentoring and developing their talent to reach the top is as crucial today as it has always been. PR Newswire also celebrates a significant birthday next year, our 60th year of helping the PR Industry with distributing their releases, news and content."

Notes to Editors:

PR Newswire provide multimedia news and content targeting, distribution and monitoring products to help companies promote their brand, generate awareness, drive sales and increase revenue.

WPR is a sector group of the PRCA and a networking organisation for senior women working in the PR industry. It provides an important platform to enable members to share their experiences, assist one another in business and exchange ideas. WPR offers support for its members and during its 50 year history has helped to shape the development of the PR profession as a whole. WPR works to encourage and promote the highest standards of professionalism and to assist and support younger members within the profession.

Media Contacts
Garry Durston Marketing Communications Director EMEA and India +44(0)207-454-5115
Susan Hardwick Joint WPR President +44(0)207-499-8600