Honoring Inspiring Leaders in PR & Communications


The 2023 PRNEWS Top Women Awards is now open for entries. Year after year, this esteemed recognition program celebrates the innovating, ceiling-breaking, game-changing women dominating the communications industry.

The prestigious honor has a profound impact on the lives of our honorees—boosting morale, accelerating career growth, expanding professional networks, and increasing company loyalty.


Agency Account Accelerators

A new category exclusively for the AEs that make so much of the agency magic happen on behalf of so many clients. Recognizes the account executives who work around the clock to ensure success for their programs.

Note: Open only to agency account executives.

Business Entrepreneurs

Women who get down to business—opened their own businesses or tirelessly taken their independent agencies to the next growth level or even successfully managed the sale of their business and then integrated the company into a new corporate organization.


Recognizes women who have successfully impacted the course/direction/path of P.R. for their brands, companies or agencies. Open to women from both client-side companies and agencies who steered their companies or campaigns into new markets, new opportunities, new audiences, and strong, measurable growth.

In-House Innovators

The in-house, client-side brand-doers—getting it done to bolster their company’s image, reach, reputation and message.

Note: Not open to agencies.

Industry Champions

Women of all ranks who’ve had an exceptional impact on the direction and advancement of the P.R. and communications industry beyond their impact at their own companies.

Rising Stars

Women on the rise, making their mark during early stages of their careers.

Note: Recognizes women with less than seven years of experience.

The Motivators

Recognizing the best managers who are not only outstanding at their job, but they make everyone else around them better—their teams, departments, etc. These women take extraordinary measures to strengthen the teams they lead and work with.

Eligibility & Fees

PRNEWS' Top Women Awards are open to all agency, corporation, nonprofit/association, and government organizations. Self-nominations are accepted and past Top Women honorees are eligible to participate again.

Entry Fee: $450

Late Fee:* $225

*added after February 3



Submission Questions

For questions regarding entry submissions, please contact:
Mary-Lou French
[email protected]


For sponsorship inquiries, contact:
Anna Lawler 
[email protected]