ICYMI: Leveraging Our Legacy Recap


Last week Thursday, the Black Public Relations Society of NY (BPRS-NY), in conjunction with Madame Noire, hosted the “Leveraging Our Legacy” mixer at Katra Lounge in NYC.

I’ve attended prior events hosted by BPRS-NY in the past, but this was my first mixer with them, and let me just say it did not disappoint. Often times we go to mixers hoping to leaving with at least one solid contact; I left with at least five. The mass of knowledge, know-how and inspiration in the room was incredible.

The lounge was a sea of multicultural women (and a few men) who were ready to make connections! Throughout the night I was able to mingle with women who were:

Brand marketers
Digital media/PR specialists
Legal assistants
Business owners
and more…

Did I mention that the ladies who help run Madame Noire were there? The actual editors and story writers from the online site were their to network with their readers, and create new ideas and ventures for the site. When’s the last time your favorite website did that?!

All in all, it was a great night – drinks were flowing, business cards were going from hand-to-hand and the connections made were priceless.  If you missed out, see the photos on BPRS-NY’s Facebook page.

BPRS-NY’s next event will be a general body meeting on November 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Burson-Marsteller. Folks, see to it that you are there! This organization has a wealth of knowledge and resources – it would behoove you to get involved.

Kristen's HeadshotKristen Kenner is a New York City-based emerging public relations professional. Kristen’s experience in public relations spans the consumer, digital and healthcare sectors. She notes her most prominent work with organizations such as AARP, Interactive One and Cohn & Wolfe. Her responsibilities at such organizations ranged from cultivating client-based relationships to creating media campaigns. 

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Public Relations concentration) from Temple University. To learn more about Kristen, connect with her on Twitter at @Kristen_PR or by email at KennerKris[at]gmail[dot]com.