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Women in PR Still Need to Crack the Glass Ceiling

Leslie Gottlieb Women comprise 61% of the public relations workforce. Yet, according to a recent report, women  comprise only about 20% of top leadership positions in PR. For many of us it is a surprising finding.  We just assumed as we progressed in our careers many women  would crack the glass ceiling and achieve CEO…

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The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership Names Faculty Director and Announces 2019 Schedule

CommPRO Editorial Staff Leslie Grossman was appointed faculty director of the new Women’s Leadership Program at the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL).  GW CEPL has scheduled two 3-day women’s leadership programs for 2019:  April 3–5 and October 16-18, both to be held at GWU’s Alexandria, Va. Graduate Center. Grossman’s appointment and the 2019 dates for…

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Are Women Risk-Takers? – Exhibit One: Mary Barra

Leslie Grossman, Senior Fellow & Faculty, The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership When discussing the lack of gender equality in the C-Suite or on the Boards of the Fortune 500, men are sometimes heard to explain, “Women don’t have the guts to make the tough decisions.” Women are viewed as great at…

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Diverse Voices, Profiles in Leadership (On-Demand Video)

Event Overview The PRSA Foundation has launched a first-of-its-kind diversity initiative designed to empower minorities in all stages of their careers, while also educating employers on ways to support their growth. Three of the diverse leaders featured in the book: Helen C Shelton Senior Partner Finn Partners, Judith Harrison Senior VP Diversity & Inclusion Weber…

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Women are Angry

Leslie Grossman, Author, Link Out and SELLsation I am angry. The recent judicial hearings have brought out the anger which so many women have repressed for years – some for a lifetime. On Sunday my husband said to me, “What’s going on? You are being so difficult today.” His words made me realize I was…

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“Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership” – Just Released by PRSA Foundation and Museum of Public Relations

Book Proceeds Will Support PRSA Foundation Efforts to Jump-Start Careers of Students from Diverse Backgrounds The PRSA Foundation, an independent, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion within the communications profession, announced today that it has teamed with the Museum of Public Relations to develop “Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership”. The book, a collaborative effort that…

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Recap of Why there Aren’t More Women at the Top…Examining Key Takeaways

Leslie Grossman, Author, Link Out and SELLsation On September 13th, CommPRO featured a webcast The Truth about Why There Aren’t More Women at the Top…and the Steps Companies and Women Can Take to Make a Giant Shift.   A panel of leadership experts offered their strategies and actions to solve this pressing issue. Hosted by The George…

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The Truth about Why There Aren’t More Women at the Top (On-Demand Video)

  The Steps Organizations and Women Must Take to Make a Giant Shift While gender diversity is a hallmark of the most successful organizations, gender bias –  particularly in the C-suite and at senior leadership levels – continues to persist. The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership recognizes that not only do…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Conversation and Tea!

Melanie Lundberg, Assistant Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and Corporate Communications, Combined Insurance International Women’s Day on March 8 offers the opportunity for women throughout the world, of all backgrounds and beliefs, to come together in unity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual…

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How to Celebrate International Women’s Day and Impact the Bottom Line

Leslie Grossman, Leadership Coach International Women’s Day is a global event aimed at highlighting the achievements of women around the world and a catalyst towards greater gender equality. Fathers and mothers are celebrated every year. Why? Because we rarely take time to say ‘thank you’ to everything our parents do to ensure our happiness and success.…

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Women at Mazars Press for Progress in the Accounting Industry

Wendy Stevens, Partner, Practice Leader, Quality & Risk Management, Mazars The women’s program at Mazars is a central part of our strategic plan to enhance the development and retention of women leaders, creating an environment where all of our best and brightest excel. As the Chair of the Women@Mazars Steering Committee, I can use the…

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Jessica Alba Promoting Women in Business

Mark Angelo, CEO, Yorkville Advisors Jessica Alba is known for being a stunning leading lady on the silver screen, but her business endeavors also prove Alba is much more than another pretty face. She is, in fact, a successful businessperson and investor on a mission. Alba wants to provide more opportunities for women to advance in corporate America. …

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Uber Leadership Suffers a Shakeup

Rhonda Adams This past week Uber cofounder and CEO Travis Kalanick told employees he had decided to take some time off to grieve for his mother, who was killed in a boating accident. In a memo released to the media, Kalanick said, in part: “Tragically losing a loved one has been difficult for me and…

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The Bill Cosby Mistrial: Women Deserve Better (Op-Ed)

Jonathan C. Zaback, Chief Growth Officer, Principal, Vaya, LLC When does it stop? When does celebrity stop being a shield of comfort like a warm blanket? Before my mother passed away, she had been a prosecutor and head of the domestic violence unit in our county. She was a powerful figure in my eyes and defended the…

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American Women in Public Relations Announces Launch of New York City Chapter (June 9 Celebration)

Launch Celebration to be held June 9, 2017 following Global PR Summit New York Date: June 9, 2017 Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Novotel Times Square New York Cost: $79.99 – $149.99 Tickets: https://womeninpr.com/event/american-women-in-public-relations-official-launch-reception/ The Organization of American Women in Public Relations (Women in PR USA) is pleased to announce the New York City Chapter…

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PR Council Celebrates International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the PR Council is featuring videos from four women who continue to impact the communications profession. These PRC Members are representatives of the strong female leadership within our industry. Happy International Women’s Day! Christine Barney As the CEO of rbb Communications, Christine discusses the importance of finding the perfect work-life…

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International Women’s Day: #BeBoldforChange

Introducing MacDella Cooper, Candidate for President of Liberia Leslie Grossman, Author, Leadership Coach and Courageous Collaborator, www.lesliegrossmanleadership.com Women are the focus in March with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day celebrated March 8.  If there was no gender gap; if there was pay equity (women make 79.6 cents on every dollar men make), reproductive freedom,…

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