Deborah Nettune Sittig Receives Highest Leaf Award from Women’s Venture Fund
BOONTON, NJ (June 8, 2016) Green Room Communications, a specialty agency focused on healthcare public relations, creative design and media strategy, is proud to announce that one of its founders and Managing Partners, Deborah Nettune Sittig, has been selected by the Women’s Venture Fund to receive the Highest Leaf Award, an annual recognition of women leaders in their industries who are committed to helping other women succeed.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a mentor to other women in business,” said Sittig. “At Green Room, we are very proud to be fostering a community of diverse and innovative female leaders in public relations, and mentorship is a crucial part of that. The Highest Leaf Award builds on our recent certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in March 2016, recognizing our continued growth as a women-led and women-centric company.”
Founded in 1994, the Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) is a nonprofit organization that offers support and guidance to female entrepreneurs. Each year, the Highest Leaf Award is given to senior-level women executives who exemplify leadership in their fields, commitment to mentoring other women in business, and who demonstrate a balance between outcome and responsibility in their workplaces. Honorees are also selected for their entrepreneurial spirit and for their ability to adroitly leverage resources in service of their industries and communities. Along with the other recipients, Sittig was honored at a breakfast on June 8, 2016.
With a diverse client base in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries, Green Room Communications builds and supports career growth opportunities for women in communications in STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and math. Its unique, non-hierarchical skill-based agency model ensures support for changing client needs and provides a competitive business edge. The company fosters career opportunities for women through a strong communications internship program.
About Deborah Nettune Sittig
Deborah Nettune Sittig, who grew up in Bernardsville, NJ, began her career as a broadcast journalist, spending more than a decade as a television reporter and news anchor in major markets across the country as well as working in television production. She produced newscasts and acted as a videographer, field producer, editor, writer and associate producer for ABC and FOX News affiliates in Long Island, NY; Burlington, VT; and Chattanooga, TN. She also served as a general assignment reporter and associate producer at KDFW, the FOX affiliate in Dallas, TX. Her PR experience started at DWJ Television where she served as media director and headed up a team of eight Media Placement Specialists. In 2003, Deborah opened Original Media Concepts, a PR firm specializing in media strategies and placement. Deborah is also the founder and current president of the Board of Directors, Soft Bones: The U.S. Hypophosphatasia Foundation, a non-profit organization to raise awareness for the rare bone disease. Deborah was selected as the Boy Scouts “Woman of the Year” in 2014, was named one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of New Jersey (LWE) in 2014, and is a recent winner of SmartCEO magazine’s New Jersey 2016 Brava Award.
About Green Room Communications
Green Room brings a new approach to classic communications needs. From corporate positioning and PR strategy to media and digital relations to integrated creative design, its unique, skill-based model aims to meet the needs of a new communications landscape requiring communicators to remain strategic and relevant in an evolving marketplace. Green Room customizes fluid, nimble teams with specific skill sets to address individual projects. This flexibility allows for scaling up or down using a global network of public relations experts to ensure support for changing client needs. The company’s unique ability to harness this intellectual capital and infuse it with energy and passion provide a competitive edge. Green Room was named a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise in March 2016 by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
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