Networking, Mentoring Essential to End Gender Disparities

October 13th, 2017|

Excerpts from Pat Anstett's National Headliner acceptance speech on Sept. 19, 2017: Over the years, the Association for Women in Communications always has been there for me. I became president of its Detroit chapter, which honored me with its Headliner and Diamond awards. I won a national Clarion award for my women’s health reporting. AWC’s

New Member Spotlight: Grace DeMeulenaere

September 26th, 2017|

Name: Grace DeMeulenaere   Title:  Assistant Account Executive                Company/Employer:  Finn Partners   Education: B.A. in Public Relations with minor in Political Science from Western Michigan University (2015)   Career: I launched my PR career with a year-long leadership development fellowship that included a position at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). I was assigned to the

Detroit Members Win National Clarion Awards

July 14th, 2017|

Joanne Gerstner, Sue Voyles, Nicole Scheffler and Kathleen Norton-Schock from the Detroit Chapter are among the 2017 Clarion Winners. Gerstner’s new book, “Back in the Game: Why Concussion Does Not Have to End Your Athletic Career,” won in the nonfiction, non-technical category. Voyles, president of Logos Communications, took top honors in the Special Promotion category

New Member Spotlight: Michelle Gilbert

May 23rd, 2017|

Name: Michelle Gilbert Title: Vice President, Public Relations, Comcast Cable Heartland Region Company/Employer: Comcast Career: I spent 9 years with a local PR agency (Marx Layne & Co.) learning the business from the ground up before being hired away by my client, Verizon Wireless. At Verizon, I developed and managed all media relations, social media,

Business Profile: Diva Tech Talk

May 13th, 2017|

Created by two diverse technology-oriented women (with a combined professional background of 65+ years), Diva Tech Talk is a specialized podcast channel celebrating women making an impact in technology. The distinctive series inspires women/girls to succeed in technology-driven missions, and features interviews with established and emerging female tech leaders. Accomplished women get "on the mic"

The Perks of Having a Mentor

May 9th, 2017|

By Jordan E. Taylor, Marketing Coordinator, OpTech, LLC --The formula for success is always different for each person, however the common piece to every equation is mentorship. Behind every successful person is at least one mentor. Whether you decide to climb the corporate ladder or peruse entrepreneurship, having a mentor will enable you to

Fiercely Divided – Ways to Move Forward

February 17th, 2017|

Diversity, jobs, health care, education – How do we come together on imperative issues in 2017? What drove us apart? What caught us by surprise? Join Association for Women in Communications Detroit for a panel of keen communicators discussing ways to move the country forward.

LinkedIn Tips and Tricks

February 14th, 2017|

By Jordan E. Taylor, Marketing Coordinator - Upon its debut in 2003, many people were unsure if there was a need for yet another social media platform. Now, 14 years later, LinkedIn is the third most popular social network and has forever impacted the way we network, find jobs, potential clients and business partners. Here are

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

February 11th, 2017|

By Jennifer Cherry Foster, Catalyst Media Factory   -- One of the great things about the Internet and social media are their enormous reach, including the ability to generate tremendous buzz very quickly as things “go viral.” It is also one of its greatest dangers, in a world where everyone is a reporter. Any communication, once

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