Zavia is a public affairs specialist for the City of Detroit. She loves working with residents, making sure their voices are heard and problems solved. Zavia has an MBA and is eager to network with other communicators.
A solo public relations practitioner for 25 years, AWC member Catherine Ticer shares what you need to know if you’re leaving a PR agency or corporate position to strike out on your own.
Tarana has two master's degrees in communications and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration. She also displays an entrepreneurial streak through her online bridal accessory and jewelry business. Another sideline is her work as voice-over talent.
Some prospective members find AWC Detroit on social media or through a google search, but even more are introduced to the group by Maureen McDonald. Here are some tips from the consummate connector and community builder for Detroit-area women in the communications field.
No matter how we package our content in the marketing and communications fields, it all comes down to how we tell a brand's story. That’s why storytelling is the focus of Giavanna Palazzolo's new PR and branding business.
As a group, AWC Detroit supports literacy programs. So do some of our members as reading tutors for kids or adults. Member Joan Allesee serves on the board of the Oakland Literacy Council and has developed an eLearning course for tutor training.
Want to add podcasting to your marketing or programming plans? Have an idea for a podcast you’d like to create? Nicole Scheffler and Kathleen Norton, co-founders and co-hosts of the award-winning Diva Tech Talk podcast series, share what you should consider before taking the plunge.
Elizabeth Russell earned a graduate degree in communications from Grand Valley State University, and works at the university's Detroit branch, overseeing daily operations. She is also the author of two yet-to-be-published children's books.