Entries by Maddie Thannum

PRSA COVID-19 Updates

Due to the latest COVID-19 developments, the following changes have been made to the chapter’s upcoming events: • March 19: GFW PRSA Health Care Special Interest Group meeting – postponed • March 26: PR After Dark Happy Hour – postponed • April 1: PRSA April luncheon – will be turned into a virtual event. Watch […]

Publishing Rights – March PR History

How the women of Newsweek became the news – and made history Written by: Jeff Rodriguez, Historian On March 16, 1970, Newsweek magazine ran a cover story titled “Women in Revolt.” It was a dramatic story about women’s struggle for gender equality, with an equally dramatic illustration: A posterized photo of woman, her fist raised […]

Getting the Third Degree – February PR History

Written by: Jeff Rodriguez, Historian On February 27, 1992, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck spilled a cup of McDonald’s coffee on herself while sitting in a car. Normally, that would not be worthy of mention, except for what happened in the months to come: Liebeck was severely burned by the hot liquid, she was awarded a tidy […]

Safehaven honors one of GFW PRSA’s very own with Legacy of Women Award

Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people. —Peter Strople Gigi Westerman, APR, Fellow PRSA, has been recognized with the prestigious 2019 SafeHaven Legacy of Women Award. Westerman, a long-time member of GFW PRSA, was honored in October, along with nine others community leaders and advocates during the 27 th annual […]