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Tulsa Wins Four National AWC Awards

In Kansas CityThe Tulsa Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) won four awards at the national conference in Kansas City in early October.

Congratulations to every member as we again won the national award for “Chapter Excellence.” Our chapter’s activities last year for programs, special events and membership recruitment and retention were weighed against chapters across the country. Kudos to our communications team for helping us win the national award for “Outstanding Communications.” Our party pros did it again with our “Off to the Races” Open House to win “Most Innovative Membership Recruitment or Retention Activity.” Outreach to students and student chapters in our region also earned us the national award for “Outstanding Work Benefitting Students.”

Way to go, team! Several of the national leaders I spoke with at the conference complemented our chapter for setting the bar high, and for being excellent role models.

The AWC national conference was about more than awards. Eleven Tulsa members came to together in Kansas City to represent the Tulsa Chapter and to network with AWC members from Seattle to Boston and everywhere in between. One useful chapter-specific leadership development activity included round-table sessions on important aspects of chapter management including treasurer, president and programs.

The opening luncheon went international with an AWC Matrix Foundation Award to a United Nations (UN) effort on women’s equality. Nanette Braun, chief of communications and advocacy at UN Women, spoke about global efforts to increase women’s political leadership and participation, enhance their economic security and opportunities and end violence against women. The group is set to cease operations in 2030—their goal for women and girls reaching parity.

Conference sessions focused on communications measurement and impact, digital magazines, and creating social media content on a budget just to name a few. Over the next year, you’ll get to read in detail about the various sessions, written by the members you sent to the national conference.

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