Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

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[VIDEO] Jenan Matari of Victory Public Relations on Inclusive Ramadan Campaigns

April 14th, 2021 by

PRNEWS Live welcomed Jenan Matari, director of accounts at Victory Public Relations. Jenan discussed inclusive messaging, recent campaigns to promote Ramadan and the importance of marketing to the Muslim population.

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Early Data in CI-UGA Survey Show Differences in PR Pros’ Views of DEI

April 6th, 2021 by

Early data shows how communication executives and PR pros assess complex and challenging industry-wide issues (e.g., workplace health, ethics in conflict management, and diversity, equity and inclusion [DEI]) .So far, the preliminary data show significant differences related to the perceptions of a diverse workforce.

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While All PR Efforts Begin with Research, Inclusive Campaigns Require Special Preparation

April 6th, 2021 by

Diversity and inclusion continue to be at the forefront of necessary change in the PR industry (and beyond). As such, communicators should be crafting inclusive messaging. Among their considerations should be race, gender and identification, sexual orientation, religion and disability, along with other factors. To create inclusive messaging, PR pros need to look beyond their unintentional biases.

[VIDEO] Annie Howell of Hallmark Channel and Rosa Gatti formerly of ESPN on Women’s History Month

March 31st, 2021 by

PRNEWS Live celebrated the final day of Women’s History Month with Hallmark Channel CCO Annie Howell and former ESPN CCO Rosa Gatti. You can view PRNEWS’ library of free LinkedIn Live streams here.

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How to Get More Women in Senior Communication Jobs

March 31st, 2021 by

Women hold the majority of jobs in PR, yet their lack of representation at the industry’s highest levels remains a critical issue. Azurée Montoute-Lewis, Hill + Knowlton Strategies’ global head of DEI, offers steps to rectify the situation. She begins with suggestions for removing bias from talent pipeline management.

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AAPI PR Pros Urge Action Against Asian Hate Speech and Violence

March 23rd, 2021 by

Brands, organizations and communicators have an opportunity to influence the national conversation about Asian-American hate speech and anti-Asian violence. PR trade groups as well as brands and agencies are offering support for Asian-American colleagues and suggestions to stop hate speech and violence.

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Working PR Moms and Caregivers Seek Flexibility, Help From Employers

March 19th, 2021 by

In light of Women’s History Month, PRNEWS took a look at what the industry is doing to help working mothers and caretakers in their time of need. Time will tell what impact this year of remote working and flexible scheduling will have on the future of the workplace. But many companies are taking this time to reevaluate the demands on their employees, and how they can create more suitable environments for women to thrive. 

Why Women Face Different Standards on Zoom and What to do About It

March 18th, 2021 by

A quartet of professors consider why women are nearly twice as likely to disable video during Zoom calls, and what to do about it. Part of the problem, they argue, is that in spite of progress on the business and social fronts, women continue to face different standards than men. When more male and female leaders show up on Zoom in casual clothes and settings, some of the boundaries will begin to fall.

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[VIDEO] Nicole Dye-Anderson of Barclays on Finding a Voice

March 17th, 2021 by

PRNEWS Live welcomed Nicole Dye-Anderson of Barclays to discuss Women’s Month and finding your voice, DEI and cancel culture. You can view PRNEWS’ library of free LinkedIn Live streams here.

The Story of Denny Griswold, Founder of PRNEWS

March 8th, 2021 by

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, many PR pros who rely on the PRNEWS brand don’t know its founder was a woman. In 1944, Denora “Denny” Griswold had an idea at 3am to start a news vehicle for and about the PR industry. Her husband, publisher of BusinessWeek, agreed and joined her. As important as founding PRNEWS, Griswold was a visionary. At a time when there weren’t enough women in PR to fill her kitchen table, Griswold thought women could do anything.