Thursday evening, Panache Restaurant in the Golden Triangle neighborhood closed down for a standing room only event, the ColorComm launch reception.Â The organization started simply enough in May of 2011 with a luncheon, yet post-meeting, the group realized there was a hunger for more interaction amongst women of color who were in the communications, public relations, and media professions.Â The synergistic web had not yet been formed.Â There was a definite void in the marketplace so Founder and now Chief Networking Officer Lauren Wesley Wilson, along with her friends and industry colleagues made the executive decision to formalize the organization.Â Now ColorComm has an Advisory Board (I’m honored to be on it), an Executive Director for Washington, DC, Chloe Louvouezo, Communications Director, Merci Chikowore, and two other staff members, Amber Allen and Valarie Wilson who are in charge of operations and business development.
The Reverend Marcia L. Dyson, Executive Communicator and Spiritual Leader was the special guest speaker during the chatty networking function and vocalizing from her heart, her eloquent words touched us all.Â She emphasized the importance of women helping other women, that we are not alone, we are not an island, and we must work together.Â The potential power within the room individually was one thing, but together, it would be unbelievable.Â For women of color, we tend to forget it was not too long ago, that it was not possible for entrance into these professions, much less to be able to lead or start independent businesses.Â Respecting the history and pushing forward to a strong future is what ColorComm intends to do.
With luncheons with speakers, networking, knowledge-sharing, mentoring and more, ColorComm is connecting, bridging and empowering women of color NOW.
If you are in the public relations, public affairs, media relations, corporate communications, journalism, advertising, broadcast, commentary, consulting, or social media sleeves, please do contact ColorComm to learn about becoming a Member.Â Fan http://www.facebook.com/ColorComm and Follow @ColorCommntwk.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.