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2018 National Clarion Award Winners Announced

July 27, 2018|

Three Michigan entrants – Detroit Athletic Club (DAC), Diva Tech Talk and Michigan Radio – made repeat appearances on the annual roster of national AWC Clarion winners. This year they took top honors in marketing communications campaigns, logo design, sports photography and various radio categories.

10 Attributes of Truly Authentic Leaders

July 24, 2018|

Denise Gray-Felder, chief communications officer at Michigan Medicine and AWC Detroit Headliner, delivered the keynote speech at Celebrate & Elevate 2018. In this excerpt, she describes authentic leadership and encourages you to live the work and personal life that you define, based on the terms you set.

How to Spot Fake News before You Share It

July 3, 2018|

Detroit-based reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey shared tips from Bridge Magazine’s truth squad during her AWC national webcast presentation on the role of investigative journalism in the age of “fake news.” Chastity covers Michigan’s cities and urban affairs for Bridge and is an AWC Detroit Vanguard Award winner.

How I Got into MarCom and Acquired Digital Skills to Rebrand a Website

June 18, 2018|

Steve Jobs’ advice: “stay hungry, stay foolish” motivated Junkai Wang to expand her skill set and career opportunities. Educated in China and France to be a trilingual negotiator in international trade, she shares how she pivoted into marketing communications and acquired technical skills to rebrand a corporate website.

Driving Literacy in the D

Is it a birdhouse? An alarm box? A dollhouse? No, it’s a “Little Free Library” and they’re cropping up all over town. AWC Detroit has joined the effort to plant them in the community to make books more accessible to children and adults.

See more about AWC Detroit’s five “little library” installations in 2018. 

Learn about our literacy initiative


Renata Kostěncová 

Renata has an MBA from the University of New York in Prague, a master’s in biology and chemistry, and a long history working in the pharmaceutical industry. She recently moved to the Greater Detroit area after her husband’s job transfer in the auto industry. She is eager to apply her skills to digital marketing and looks forward to participating in volunteer organizations like AWC Detroit!


Meet Renata

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10 Attributes of Truly Authentic Leaders

July 24, 2018|

How to Spot Fake News before You Share It

July 3, 2018|

How I Got into MarCom and Acquired Digital Skills to Rebrand a Website

June 18, 2018|

What I Learned about Freelance Writing from the Movie-Making Biz

May 14, 2018|

BUSINESS PROFILE: Stage 3 Productions

April 13, 2018|

NICHES: What It’s Like to be a Restaurant Reviewer

March 20, 2018|

AWC Detroit Refreshes Its Brand!

March 6, 2018|

How to Promote Your Event on Social Media

March 6, 2018|

How Do You Handle Internet and Social Media Distractions?

February 19, 2018|

12 Timeless Tips for Career Success

February 6, 2018|

Business Profile: Diva Tech Talk

May 13, 2017|

The Perks of Having a Mentor

May 9, 2017|

LinkedIn Tips and Tricks

February 14, 2017|

To Live Stream or Not to Live Stream? That is the Question

February 11, 2017|

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  • Elevate our members by providing opportunities to learn and make connections.
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