New Member Spotlight: Junkai Wang

2018-01-08T19:23:21+00:00 December 28th, 2017|

Name: Junkai Wang Title: Senior Specialist Business Communications Employer: Cardinal Health Career: Responsible for all audio, visual and digital communications platform including design, development and implementation. What you should know: I transform data into innovative marketing strategies and better customer engagement results and have the following credentials: Google Digital Marketing award recipient (France)  Google Digital Marketing Certificate holder Certified

New Member Spotlight: Pam Houghton

2018-01-02T16:40:15+00:00 December 27th, 2017|

Name: Pam Houghton Title: Writer/editor/administrator of print and digital advertising; freelance writer Company/Employer: Lawrence Technological University; self  Career: I work in Marketing and Public Affairs for Lawrence Technological University, administrating print and digital advertising. I also work as a freelance feature and essay writer and have appeared in local publications including MetroParent, Michigan Prime, Hour Media’s Health

Nominations for Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

2018-01-08T19:38:30+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Since 2006, freelance journalist and long-time AWC member Maureen McDonald has represented AWC Detroit on the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame nominating committee. She is currently seeking candidates for the 2018 Hall of Fame – particularly members or potential members of AWC Detroit – and would like your recommendations. This is a great opportunity to

Networking, Mentoring Essential to End Gender Disparities

2017-11-02T09:44:29+00:00 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

2017-10-13T21:14:58+00:00 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

2017-10-10T00:30:29+00:00 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

2017-10-27T16:30:03+00:00 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

2018-01-03T20:03:49+00:00 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

2017-11-02T10:11:51+00:00 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

LinkedIn Tips and Tricks

2017-11-09T20:00:22+00:00 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

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