5/1 Fireside Chat: Empowering Comms in a Crisis w/ Chief Communications Officer, Abby Lunardini

EVENT RECAP if you missed our last Friday Forum, watch the recording here.

Read can also read the event recap blog post here.

These days, navigating communications is more difficult than ever. That’s especially true for Chief Communications Officer Abby Lunardini. In the last two months, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative issued a dozen major news releases related to COVID-19. During the COVID-19 pandemic, communications professionals are facing new challenges in being timely, appropriate, and authentic in their messaging. So, how can we continue to deliver to our stakeholders and maintain trust and transparency? This week, Abby will discuss how in the midst of COVID-19, CZI continues to deliver on its mission “to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone” as well answer your questions on how to best respond to your communities during this unprecedented time. Learn how Abby and her team keep up with comms in the middle of a global pandemic.

The Initiative recently:

-Joined with other philanthropies to raise $50 million to support California’s undocumented community
-Committed $25 million to speed development of COVID-19 treatments
-Committed $5 million to COVID-19 Response for Educators and Families and granted an additional $300,000 to support students in underserved communities during the transition to distance learning. This builds on the more than $1.3 million CZI has already provided for resources for families and school districts impacted by school closures.

Fireside chat with 

-Abby Lunardini, CCO, CZI, @alunardini

-Jeannie Entin, VP Comms, Aclima, mentorship chair, PRSA SV


Find out at this week’s Friday Forum:

Friday, May 1

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific [Speaker Arrive at 11:55am]

Facebook Live or Zoom (e-mail Shruti for a Zoom invitation)

Zoom Details:  Zoom Room – 315 262 7019

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Coming Your Way in May

We hope our Friday Forums continue to bring you light and guidance during these difficult times. Please join us for these important conversations every Friday in May at 11 a.m. PST:

5/8     Advertising and Social Media During COVID-19 by Sean Dallas Kidd & Cindy Waters
5/15   Finding Purpose in Your PR Career by Porter Novelli’s Sandy Skees & Whitney Daley
5/22   No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram Book Tour by Bloomberg/Author Sarah Frier
5/29   UNICEF USA CMO, Shelly Diamond
6/5     HP Inc. CCO, Karen Kahn