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Washington, D.C. – May 1, 2020 Organizers of the 2020 PWIA Conference are pleased to announce the nomination process is open for the annual Excellence in Advocacy Awards. The Excellence in Advocacy Awards are open to the public so anyone can participate. WGR broadly defines advocate as anyone working in lobbying, government affairs, government relations, public affairs, law, campaigns, political engagement, activism, and communications.
Nominating someone is free, easy and gives the nominee several weeks of visibility and appreciation for her work on behalf of her organization, issue or cause. It also secures her place in a very special cohort of women leaders who help each other achieve their professional goals.
As many as 300 women have been nominated annually for this empowering award. There are six categories this year: Advocate of the Year (New), Up and Comer of the Year, Excellence in a Federal Issue Campaign, Excellence in a State Issue Campaign, Excellence in a Campaign for Women Serving Women and Excellence in Advocacy on a Controversial Issue. WGR will also bestow a Lifetime Achievement Award on a senior level practitioner to be determined.
The nomination process closes on June 19th and nominees will be announced on July 1st. A group of peer judges will narrow the field and three finalists in each category will be announced on August 5th. There will then be a three-week public endorsement phase wherein finalists and their cause are promoted broadly on social media. The second round of judging by the esteemed leadership of the Bryce Harlow Foundation will begin on September 1st. One awardee from each category will be revealed at the Excellence in Advocacy Reception and Awards on Tuesday, November 10th.
The Bryce Harlow Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of professional advocacy and increasing the understanding of its essential role in the development of sound public policy.
The Professional Women in Advocacy Conference was founded in 2013 by LeeAnn Petersen and Emily Bardach on the belief that when women have a seat at the public policy table, everyone benefits. Earlier this year the Conference was acquired by Women in Government Relations. For more information on the conference and the awards please visit www.womeninadvocacy.com