Third annual event celebrating the “PR Women Who Changed History: the stories you never heard before” 

For most of modern PR history, up through the 1980s, professional PR women were few and far between. Their stories are rarely mentioned in textbooks, or discussed in the classroom. Yet these are the women who paved the way for the rest of us. Their impact went beyond the profession, influencing business, politics, culture and society. On March 7, their stories were told. 

The panel


Patrice Tanaka, keynote address 
Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet
"A PR Entrepreneur's Purpose-Driven Journey"


Tracey Mendelsohn
President, Black Public Relations Society – New York
"How Pat Tobin Broke the Color Barrier" 


Dr. Caryn Medved, emcee
Baruch College, CUNY
"From Housewife to Wonder Woman: How Madison Avenue Shaped our Views of Ourselves"


Dr. Karen Miller Russell
University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication  
"Five PR Women Who Forever Changed our Profession" 

This event was sponsored in part by Finn Partners, the PR Council Shequality Project, Hunter Public Relations, Norman Brust, Davis & Gilbert, LLP, Pat Ford, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, Page, Black Public Relations Society – New York,, the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the We Company.