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ColorComm Promotes Women Communicators

WI Staff | 4/9/2012, 5:19 p.m.

The Washington Informer Sponsors Upcoming Event

In a town known for its communicative buzz about the newest thing, it is small wonder ColorComm, an organization dedicated to promoting women of color in communications, is receiving ample attention in the District and beyond.

"The goal of ColorComm is to meet like- minded individuals and create mutually beneficial relationships," said founder Lauren Wesley Wilson. "Because, let's face it, the last thing someone wants to hear at a networking event is: 'I'm looking for a job'--networking is more than finding a place for employment."

Considered a "super networker" and an active attendee of professional events around town, Wilson and her colleague, Amanda Miller Littlejohn, started ColorComm because they sought to meet a select group of "high-level" women. Wilson believed the most cost effective, time- efficient and best way to get to know these people was to get them all in a room over lunch.

"Networking is more than finding a place for employment," Wilson said.

Several times a year, ColorComm hosts "invite-only luncheons" featuring guest speakers at restaurants in the District. Speakers have included Joyce Brayboy, vice president, Goldman Sachs; Imani Greene, senior vice president, Ogilvy; and Traci Blunt, senior vice president, RLJ Companies. The events hosts an average of about 30-40 attendees.

On April 19, ColorComm will host a signature luncheon with Sheila Brooks, Emmy-award winning journalist and entrepreneur. The Washington Informer is a media sponsor. The event is invite-only and will be held at Poste Moderne Brassiere at Hotel Monaco in Northwest. The space is limited to 25 attendees and is expected to sell out before the deadline.

To learn more about ColorComm, visit http://www.facebook.com/ColorComm or email ColorComm at Colorcommgroup@gmail.com. You can connect with ColorComm on Twitter (@ColorCommorg) or even follow Lauren Wesley Wilson (@lwelseywilson) and Amanda Miller Littlejohn (@amandamogul.)