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PRWeek has refreshed Hall of Femme for 2022 to its new branding as Women of Distinction. Supplemented by our Women to Watch program, both initiatives honor inspiring women nominated by their peers and colleagues who set the bar higher within their organizations.

These two groups of established and up-and-coming U.S. PR professionals are setting the standard for other women working in communications and supercharging their brands to help them exceed their business goals and achieve creative excellence.

“It was time to retire the Hall of Femme nomenclature and rebrand the scheme as something more redolent of the women who are shaping this dynamic and increasingly influential profession,” said Steve Barrett, VP, editorial director, PRWeek. “The Women of Distinction and Women to Watch classes of 2022 will be an inspiration to everyone working in PR.” 

Nominee Criteria

Organizations can nominate women from their comms team who consistently bring their A-game and inspire those around them to do the same. 

To be considered as a Woman of Distinction, the candidate would typically be an SVP, EVP, MD, president, CEO or chair at an agency, brand or nonprofit. Women to Watch would typically be a VP, senior account director, account executive, account director and below. Job titles vary from company to company, so please inquire if you are unsure which category to enter.

Entry Fees + Deadlines

Standard entry fee: $215
Entries received after January 19, 2022 will incur a late fee of $50 per entry
Extended deadline fee: $265