10 Women in PR That Lead, Inspire And Build Successful Brands

This holiday season we encourage you to support women in public relations across North America that lead, inspire and build successful brands.

Here’s our list of 10 women in public relations who are making an impact for their clients and employers.

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Cantor Integrated Marketing Staffing led by Marie Raperto in New York City, recruits in the fields of public relations, marketing, corporate communications, social media and advertising. They also offer online reputation profile consultations to help women in public relations create an online brand and attract recruiters. 


Dawn Chubai is a television veteran with over 17 years of on-air experience. She provides media training services for PR firms and corporations needing to build skills in their representatives, to individuals needing a refresher for an upcoming interview. She is currently working as Show Host for Good Morning TSC, Today’s Shopping Choice and is the former host of Breakfast Television in Vancouver.


Deirdre Lopian Public Relations is an agency specializing in building brands through social media strategy, digital marketing and event production. They lead client campaigns in the sports, entertainment, hospitality and lifestyle industries. Deirdre’s vast background in event management includes producing events for organizations such as Live Nation, WWE, HBO Sports, UFC, Miss America Organization and the NHL, to name a few.


Moonraker PR develops integrated PR, online communications and digital/social media strategies for clients from a variety of B2C, B2B and B2G industries. Led by Natasha Netschay Davies, the agency provides new media and crisis communications training to business, government and non-profit sectors.


Morcom Media is a new media PR consultancy with a select clientele and sensibility in fashion, entertainment and beauty led by Vanessa Morcom. They are currently working with ME to WE, part of WE Charity to empower domestic and international change.

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Pink Pearl PR is a stylish, West Coast boutique public relations agency with a global reach, specializing in luxury female marketing for baby and kid’s products, beauty, fashion and lifestyle managed by Talia Beckett-Davis. They are currently working with Australia’s iconic award-winning technical fashion brand, Lorna Jane to launch their new digital flagship store lornajane.ca dedicated to the Canadian market.


PKE Marketing and PR Solutions led by Phyllis Ershowsky, is a strategy-based, results-oriented firm committed to listening to our clients and to accomplishing their objectives to strengthen reputations, enhance relationships and build business. They work with clients in banking, healthcare, tourism, education, authors, and more!


PowHERhouse is a national Women’s Media Organization with a strong focus on social impact, utilizing a partner-focused, subscription-based media model led by Charlene SanJenko. The mission of PowHERhouse is to redefine the role of women’s media and the impact it can make by mobilizing Canadian leaders who in turn mobilize Canadian women.


Shonali Burke is a growth strategist whose unique combination of business acumen, integrated marketing communications expertise and project management skills helps businesses around the globe bring big ideas to life. She provides group and individual training to PR professionals at The Social PR Virtuoso®, an educational brand owned and operated by her consulting company, Shonali Burke Consulting. Get your All-Access Pass to The Social PR Virtuoso® Master Course for a one-time investment of $297. Discount promo code: WomeninPR


Leeann Froese and Andrew von Rosen head Town Hall Brands, supported by a smart, dedicated, and hardworking team. The concept of town hall—a place where people gather to exchange and share valuable ideas and information—forms the foundation. They are currently working with Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store’s on two house-made products: Ready-to-Eat Cookie Dough and gluten-free Chocolate Salami.

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Woman in PR: Nicole Rodrigues, NRPR Group Founder & CEO

Nicole Rodrigues is the CEO and Founder of NRPR Group, an agency based in Beverly Hills, CA.

She’s a seasoned publicist and social media marketing pro with 17 years of experience under her belt, executing strategic campaigns for some of the biggest names in the business such as Yahoo!, Dolby, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony PlayStation, Hulu, M-GO, Toon Hero, Demand Media, MobiTV, and the Oakland Raiders. Read more…

Woman in PR: Phyllis K. Ershowsky, Owner, PKE Marketing & PR Solutions

As one whose primary interests revolve around reading, writing and listening to other people’s stories, there could be no better career for Phyllis K. Ershowsky than public relations. Over the past 30 years she has had some extraordinary opportunities that have provided a well-rounded professional experience: in-house corporate PR and marketing at the start of her career; public information officer for a county-level government official; full-service marketing/PR agency; and for the past nine years, her own practice and consultancy, PKE Marketing & PR Solutions. Phyllis also taught PR as an adjunct for three years, which she says was an incredibly rewarding experience. She tells Women in PR USA that she hopes to teach again someday! Read more…

Woman in PR: Sabrina Lynch, Vice President at Zeno Group

Sabrina Lynch, Vice President Consumer Marketing at Zeno Group, specializes in creative planning, development and management of integrated brand-marketing campaigns spanning America, Europe and Australasia. She contributes to Forbes.com, Huffington Post and PR Week. Read more…

Woman in PR: Michelle Messenger Garrett, Garrett Public Relations

Michelle Messenger Garrett, is a results-driven PR consultant, strategist and award-winning writer with more than 20 years of experience working with companies ranging in size from start-ups to large corporations such as HP, Adobe and Symantec. After spending seven years in Silicon Valley, she returned to her roots in Ohio where she leads her own consulting practice, specializing in media outreach and writing for companies who want to get noticed, especially those in the tech, B2B, manufacturing and industrial vertical markets.

Michelle has worked with clients around the world, placing hundreds of stories in publications such as USA Today, Forbes and Inc., and securing client appearances on TV news outlets including 60 Minutes and the ABC Evening News. Michelle’s articles have been featured in Entrepreneur, Ragan’s PR Daily, CIO, Muck Rack, SheKnows, AllBusiness and Small Businesses Do It Better. She is also a contributing writer for the Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations. Read more…

Woman in PR: Sarah Kagan, Revlon Professional

Sarah Kagan, a small but powerful woman, is an ambitious public relations professional with a passion for fashion, beauty, music, food and philanthropy. Her hard work ethic, relentless ambition, positive energy and bubbly personality are what sets her a part in her personal and work life. Sarah tells Canadian Women in Public Relations that balance has been key to a healthy, successful lifestyle. When she isn’t at the office or creating content for her fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, curlychronicles.com, she spends her time socializing, indulging in some R&R or planning her next family vacation. Read more…

Woman in PR: Leeann Froese, Co-Owner, Town Hall Brands

Leeann Froese is Co-Owner of Town Hall Brands, a marketing agency based in Vancouver BC, specializing in food, drink, and hospitality brands. She calls herself the “air traffic controller” for her company: she oversees her team while interacting with clients, building her business, and collaborating with industry and media. Outside of the office, she is a mom of two boys and very involved with the South Vancouver Little League, and as a Cub Scout Leader. (She also tells us that she secretly loves to bird watch and is a self proclaimed “bird nerd”). Read more…

Woman in PR: Alyssa Barry, PR & Investor Relations Consultant

PR & Investor Relations Consultant Alyssa Barry, has had an incredible career to-date. She has worked with some of the best companies and top-notch leaders in Vancouver. She tells the Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations that before she went to school for PR, she wanted to become a journalist! However, as much as she enjoyed writing, she had a very strong awareness for what goes on behind the scenes – she would watch and observe how events were executed, how presentations were created, how messages were delivered, how people reacted, and how information was being shared. Read more…