The Huffington Post: What Advice Would You Give Your 20-Something Self? Top PR Pros Weigh In.

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This week I was honored to be inducted into PR News’ League of “Top Women in PR” during a New York City awards ceremony. Too often women are painted as competitors when in reality, most successful women know there’s nothing like the strong sisterhood bond of a good female friend, or mentor. I’m thankful for so many inspirational women who mentored me along my path. As someone fortunate enough to have worked hard in a field I love and found success, I think it’s important to pay it forward. This year’s PR News’ “Top Women in PR”awards ceremony focused on mentoring the next generation of women working in PR.

 
The PR News’ Top Women in PR awards event included a keynote address from Maya Nussbaum, founder & executive director at Girls Write Now. Nussbaum inspired the awardees to continue to make a difference as mentors for the next generation of women. The mentoring kicked off immediately, with many awardees accepting their award while sharing their best advice for their 20-something versions of themselves. 
 
If I could offer 1 piece of advice to my 20-year old self, I’d tell myself to always be bold. At 21, I enlisted in the U.S Army as a war correspondent to cover a war I didn’t believe in. I was often fearless, worked hard, believed in the importance of selfless service to others and pursued my passion, storytelling. But, even while going confidently in the direction of my dreams and pursing my passion to highlight human rights issues, too often I wasn’t bold.
 
This week I was honored to be inducted into PR News’ League of “Top Women in PR” during a New York City awards ceremony. Too often women are painted as competitors when in reality, most successful women know there’s nothing like the strong sisterhood bond of a good female friend, or mentor. I’m thankful for so many inspirational women who mentored me along my path. As someone fortunate enough to have worked hard in a field I love and found success, I think it’s important to pay it forward. This year’s PR News’ “Top Women in PR”awards ceremony focused on mentoring the next generation of women working in PR.
 
The PR News’ Top Women in PR awards event included a keynote address from Maya Nussbaum, founder & executive director at Girls Write Now. Nussbaum inspired the awardees to continue to make a difference as mentors for the next generation of women. The mentoring kicked off immediately, with many awardees accepting their award while sharing their best advice for their 20-something versions of themselves. 
 
If I could offer 1 piece of advice to my 20-year old self, I’d tell myself to always be bold. At 21, I enlisted in the U.S Army as a war correspondent to cover a war I didn’t believe in. I was often fearless, worked hard, believed in the importance of selfless service to others and pursued my passion, storytelling. But, even while going confidently in the direction of my dreams and pursing my passion to highlight human rights issues, too often I wasn’t bold.

In the spirit of paying it forward to the next generation, I decided to reach out bring together voices from top PR Pros across the nation, and asked them the following question:

What’s the best advice you would offer to your 20 year old self?  Check out this video excerpt of the ceremony with their advice, along with even more advice from 50+ top PR Influencers. It’s absolutely news you can use.

Elizabeth Trosper, Principal, Trosper Communications: Live in the moment.

“Live in the moment, be mindful of others and don’t take family and friends for granted. At 20, you are always planning for tomorrow and believe you will live forever so the business of living sometimes escapes you. Today, every moment counts.”

To read the full article on The Huffington Post website click, here.

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