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Diversity Beyond the Looking Glass

We often throw the term diversity around. Whether it’s in our Chapters, internships or classes, the concept is always being discussed and rightfully so. However, these conversations never seem to go further than the search for diversity, and the definition is never touched. Defining Diversity Even reputable dictionaries don’t provide substantial definitions for diversity. For […]

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The Diversity Conversation Doesn’t End at Work

There is beauty and strength in diversity. As author C. Joybell C. once said, “We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colors and all cultures are distinct […]

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Tweet, Tweet — How to Participate in a PRSSA Twitter Chat

As public relations professionals we all love to network and chat. But there’s one thing that we love more — social media. A Twitter chat combines both because it allows you to build your network, engage in conversation and (most importantly) have fun. To participate you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your […]

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Blind PRSSA Member Discusses Her Journey, Challenges in the Public Relations Industry

When many hear the term diversity, they jump straight to the category of race or other cultural identifiers. However, many times we don’t think about those affected by physical disabilities. I was fortunate to meet and spend an afternoon with Sena Pottackle, while I was volunteering at the PRSSA 2014 National Conference in Washington, D.C. […]

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Exploring Diversity in Light of Public Relations

From education to the workforce and beyond, diversity plays a critical role in the world today.  But what are the factors of diversity, and how has diversity changed in public relations over the years? Jason Mollica, public relations and marketing consultant as well as president of JRM Comm, Inc., began his career in television and […]

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Company Diversity in Tech, Media Industries Highlighted Through Reports

This past June, some of the world’s most influential tech companies released their employee diversity numbers. These statistics were released after years of criticism of lack of transparency with consumers and the general public. You can review some of the numbers from major companies such Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook. These numbers are broken down […]

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November Twitter Chat Recap: Diversity Month — Looking Through a Different Lens

Thank you to everyone who participated in our November 2014 Twitter Chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, PRSSA Vice President of Advocacy Eric Winkfield  (tweeting from @EM_Winkfield) and SVP, Director and Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Edelman Zing Shaw (tweeting from @zingshaw) for guiding the conversation. Join us on Dec. 9 at 9 […]

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How To Incorporate Diversity Into Your Chapter Programming This Month

Happy Diversity Month! During November, PRSSA National will be providing many opportunities to join in on the conversation, but the learning doesn’t stop there. Here are a few ways to incorporate diversity into your Chapter meetings: Be sure to think holistically about diversity. When considering potential programming ideas during Diversity Month, it’s important to first […]

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Eliminating Public Relations Stereotypes — Starting With Ourselves

Our profession is full of people with diverse interests, hobbies, tastes and styles. However, quite often the general public views us as coffee-drinking, social media addicts who love talking to everyone, all the time. While many public relations professionals do love coffee and always have a smartphone in hand (How else will we Instagram that […]

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Women CEOs Will Continue Breaking Through Glass Ceiling

Recently, an intriguing article was written about the future of women as CEOs. ChiefExecutive.net’s Dale Buss published a strikingly optimistic piece, citing statistics that claimed women in the C-suite would be more prevalent in the coming years. While reading a piece that answered questions instead of asking them was enjoyable, I noticed a disconcerting theme […]

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