March 12, 2020 – New York City
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When: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:00–8:30 pm
Where: 85 Broad Street, 30th floor, New York, New York
Decades of sexist ads, magazine covers and TV shows have had a profound impact on society’s perception of women, as well as women’s perception of themselves. The majority of media portrayals depicted women in caretaker roles — like housewives, mothers, and sexy girlfriends — or in typically female jobs like nurses, teachers, or secretaries. This depiction of women greatly influenced how women were treated in the office, at home, and even in the court. While these depictions have evolved — in part due to an increasing number of women creatives — we have a long way to go to see the image of women truly reflect the women of 2020.
Our speakers will address the role of public relations in addressing this issue, as well as showcase some of the PR pioneers who worked hard to change the image of women.
Judith Harrison, keynote address
Senior vice president, Diversity & Inclusion, Weber Shandwick; President, New York Women In Communications
Dr. Caryn Medved, moderator
Baruch College, CUNY
Dr. Karen Miller Russell
University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Former CCO, AT&T, and author of “Otherwise: The Wisdom You Need To Succeed in a Diverse and Divisive World,” “Tough Calls,” and other books
“PR Women Who Changed History 2020” is sponsored in part by Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Department of Advertising and Public Relations at University of Georgia; and Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, Public Relations & Corporate Communications.