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The Future of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

While there is a strong trend for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, studies show that progress is slow, and many companies are struggling with these concepts. According to the HR Research Institute’s report, The Future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion released earlier this year, most organizations lack mature and effective diversity, equity, and…

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Museum of PR Announces its 2022 Diversity Series 

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Museum of Public Relations has announced its 2022 diversity series, considered by many to be the field’s most provocative and innovative diversity-themed events. The series will be kicked off in the New Year with the 7th Annual Black PR History event, led by BCW vice president Sabrina Browne.   The program last year…

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The Impact of Diversity and Inclusion on Company Culture and Revenue

  Since company culture is defined as the aggregate of attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors — the make-up of a workforce is the very bedrock of that culture.  When your workforce is all males, all females, all people of one race or religion, you get a group existing in an echo-chamber of sorts, with many…

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New Diversity Action Alliance Analysis Finds Only 21% of PR Professionals Are Racially or Ethnically Diverse

Industry Coalition Publishes Race and Ethnicity in Public Relations and Communications Benchmark Report Based on Analysis of DAA Signatories CommPRO Editorial Staff The Diversity Action Alliance (DAA), a coalition of public relations and communications leaders and industry organizations, today released its inaugural “Race and Ethnicity in Public Relations and Communications Benchmark Report.” The report, which…

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More Diversity Won’t Mean More Dollars for Häagen-Dazs

  Emilie Rush, Digital Media Major and Student Director of The Pulse media hub  at Messiah University  As a student of marketing and a person of color, Häagen-Dazs’ new diversity-driven ad campaign quickly caught my eye.  It reminded me of a very different campaign from 2013 that featured actor Bradley Cooper seductively spooning vanilla indulgence from the…

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PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #48 – Anthony P. Carter, Global Diversity and Social Justice Writer and Lecturer

About the Podcast The Stevens Group has been presenting the PR Masters Series Podcast for almost two years now.  This series is part of the ongoing partnership between The Stevens Group and CommPRO to bring to PR, digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those who have reached the top of the PR profession.  Today’s special guest is Anthony…

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The Benefits of Supply Chain Diversity (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing While 2020 will be remembered for many reasons, one of the most prominent effects of the year is companies rethinking their lean supply chains.  In 2020, issues of supply chain disruption became so widespread that the general public were aware of them.  Shortage of basic necessities like toilet paper and…

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Diversity Action Alliance Announces New Leadership Team for 2021

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Diversity Action Alliance (DAA), a cross-industry coalition dedicated to increasing recruitment, retention, and representation in management for people of color and other under-represented groups in the communications field, announced today the addition of three newly elected leaders for its board of directors. The DAA board, comprising communications industry leaders and DE&I experts, will…

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Strategies for Enhancing Board Diversity

Reigniting a Dormant Success Practice James O. Rodgers, Ph.D., FIMC The Chairman of Deloitte summarized their 2017 Board survey by saying, “while executives believe in the benefits of diversity among board members, many have a difficult time defining it and developing practices for promoting it.” This represents the dilemma of advocating for board diversity. Most…

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Simple Strategies for Building Board Diversity  

Josette Thompson, Managing Director and Diversity Lead at Prosek Partners The business case for diversity has been made time and again in numerous studies, and rightfully so.  We know that diverse teams lead to better outcomes and have an impact on a company’s bottom line. Yet, when we look at public companies and non-profit organizations…

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Diversity and Inclusion

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION May 14, 2022 | Diversity and Inclusion, Ragan’s Internal Communications Netflix’s Tudum Layoffs Have Big DE&I Implications Apr 18, 2022 | Company Culture, Diversity and Inclusion The Future of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Oct 22, 2021 | Diversity and Inclusion, Industry News The Fragrance Foundation Launches Industry-Wide DEI Initiative, #FragranceForwardTFF with High-Profile Webinar Oct 12,…

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PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #21 – Sheryl Y. Battles, Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, Pitney Bowes Inc.

Overview The Stevens Group is pleased to present the podcast series that salutes the masters of public relations and revels in their observations, insights and advice to PR professionals.  This series is part of the ongoing partnership between The Stevens Group and CommPRO to bring to PR, digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those who…

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The World’s First Public Relations Museum Celebrates the Lost Voices of Black PR Pioneers with Its 5th Annual Diversity Series

Shelly-Ann Brown, Freelance Publicist & Volunteer at The Museum of Public Relations The world’s first museum dedicated to the history and practice of public relations hosted its 5th annual Black PR History event on Thursday night. The event, which included a three-part program of expert speakers, addressed ways to achieve greater diversity and inclusion across the…

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PRSA Foundation’s 2019 Paladin Awards to Feature ‘Candid Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion’

CommPRO Editorial Staff The PRSA Foundation, an independent, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion within the communications profession, announced today the theme of its 2019 Paladin Awards event: Candid Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion. This year’s Paladin Awards is Co-Chaired by Vickee Jordan Adams, SVP, Corporate Communications at Wells Fargo and Chris Kuechenmeister, SVP, Communications at…

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Making Time for Diversity in Public Relations

  Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO, CommunicationsMatch™ Erika Sanchez, President, Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York Chapter Tracey Wood Mendelsohn, President & CEO, Black Public Relations Society-New York Inc. Research shows that diverse companies tend to perform more strongly than those that are not. Diversity starts with people. Business success comes from incorporating it…

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Diversity & Inclusion – The LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Museum of Public Relations achieved a “first” on June 6th as they presented an evening of celebration and reflection on the communications industry’s thriving LGBTQ community…including stories from industry leaders and the warning that “We need to stay vigilant because nothing is a guarantee anymore,” according to keynote speaker Scott Widmeyer,…

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