On Friday, April 30th, AWC-SB was proud to welcome members and guests to the 2020-21 Women of Achievement Awards presented by Women Connect4Good, honoring Barbara Ben-Horin and Luz Reyes-Martin, emceed by Starshine Roshell. Watch the replay and read the event recap written by AWC-SB member Justine Sutton.
If you are not yet a member of AWCSB you can join now until May 21 and $50 registration fee will be waived for Executive, Professional, and Entrepreneur members. AWCSB helps local communicators stay at the top of their game with presentations on important developments in the technology, practice, psychology, and ethics of communications.
Luz Reyes-Martin, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications at Santa Barbara City College, and Barbara Ben-Horin, former CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, will be honored on April 30th by the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications at the 13th Annual Women of Achievement Awards presented by Women Connect4Good.
Whether it’s Russian trolls planting fake narratives, conspiracy theorists colluding against a perceived enemy or well-meaning citizens sharing misleading memes, the current deluge of information has made it all too easy to disseminate fiction and falsehoods that can topple businesses, spread pandemics and even undermine democracy. Join veteran journalist, educator and truth-talker Starshine Roshell for a look at how we got here, why it matters and the small-but-powerful things you can do to help.
Tap into your inner poet as a communications professional. Find out what poetry can teach communicators. How can writing, reading, or hearing poetry deepen our understanding, focus our thinking and sharpen our message? You’ll hear from some of Santa Barbara’s most inspiring poets and take away ideas about how the elements of poetry can infuse your work with new insight, precision, and passion.
While the disturbing events of the day at the US Capitol were still unfolding, members & guests of AWC-SB’s January meeting settled in to discuss and learn about someone who accomplished a mind-boggling amount in her decades there, establishing a truly inspiring legacy—Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
On Wednesday, November 4th, AWC-SB members and guests met via Zoom for the monthly event that always presents valuable information as well as networking and camaraderie. While doing our best to suspend our collective breath-holding over election results (though updates were posted in the chat from time to time), we came together for How to Create a Sizzle Reel that Really Sizzles.