Women's movement founded 11 decades ago gains strength while positioning itself in the social media era
The Association for Women in Communications celebrates 110 years since its foundation on April 9, 1909.
By: Association for Women in Communications South FL
This movement has stood the test of time and grown even stronger. Women together are powerful, not just as a trending topic, but as a force capable of change. This was proven by the 7 students who wanted to be their own heroes back in 1909.
Their inclusion oriented focus has laid the groundwork for equal opportunity in a gender biased employment environment.The University of Washington in Seattle was the epicenter of this movement for a group of students enrolled in the college's new journalism program. It's hard to imagine a time where without communications with information accessible to everybody. Theta Sigma Phi was the name provided to this movement that would later change to Women in Communications in 1972. That same year it expanded to include male membership. With over 72 chapters nationwide, this notable effort has included the participation of members such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Barbara Walters, Rita Cosby, among many others.
Being able to assist different sectors throughout the country has allowed the association to build a strong bond with communities. The South Florida Chapter focuses on providing a platform that empowers women through education, networking, and mentorship within colleagues and members to increase professional achievements and support entrepreneurs and local businesses.
"The Association for Women in Communications helps women become dominant factors or even leaders in the ever fluctuating communications industry." ~ Tonya Scholz, President of The Association for Women in Communications South FL Chapter.
AWCSF March Meetup
WHO: The Association for Women in Communications South FL
WHAT: Open House Networker
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26th from 5:30PM - 8PM
WHERE: The Blue, Boca Raton Resort 27th Floor, 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
WHY: Celebrate AWC 110 Years! Membership Drive April 1-30 and introducing one day educational/
COST: Free for members and nonmembers
RSVP: Eventbrite http://bit.ly/
Event hashtag: #awcsftalktales
***** Agenda *****
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meet and greet
Happy hour drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Introducing board of directors and upcoming one day educational workshop, Meetup for a Cause and Spring Membership Drive.
7:15 PM to 8 PM
Networking and happy hour drinks specials
About The Association for Women in Communications South Florida:
The Association for Women in Communications South Florida connects communicators in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties by facilitating its members' integration into the business matrix of South Florida and promoting their personal and professional advancement. The National Association for Women in Communications was formed in 1909 celebrating over 100 years of accelerating women communicators' careers in 2009. For more information, visit http://womcom.org and http://awcsouthflorida.org