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Diversity and Inclusion Training for Public Relations Pros [PRSSA 2019 National Assembly recap]

Session: D&I Training for PRos Presenter: Ben Duncan, Oregon Public Health Institute The phrase “diversity and inclusion” has been thrown around a lot in the public relations industry, especially in recent years. In a time when it is easy to be divided, working professionals have had to ask the hard questions about the culture and […]

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Trisch Smith Keynote [National Assembly 2019 Recap]

Session: Friday Keynote Speaker Presenter: Trisch Smith, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Edelman Recap: No matter where you look, diversity and inclusion is a topic of discussion in today’s society. From the MeToo movement to the #AerieReal campaign, the world is starting to follow a change of action that no longer represents the minority but the […]

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An Experience of a Lifetime

A room full of uplifting, inspiring professionals greeted me upon arrival at the PRSSA National Assembly held in Portland, Oregon. Four days later, I flew back to Columbus, Ohio with dozens of contacts, new friends, an overflowing file of creative ideas and the knowledge that indeed, I’m in the right place and this is the […]

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What It Means to Be #PRoud: Celebrating Diverse Voices in Public Relations

As the vice president of events and fundraising, I oversee the Regional Conferences that PRSSA endorses each spring. While attending the events in Boston and Chicago as the official delegate from the National Committee, I’m grateful to have taken part in conversations about covering, bringing your most authentic self to work, and educating people of […]

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Utilizing the Diversity Wheel for Personal and Professional Development

February is Black History Month, which is bringing up conversations about race and diversity. However, the color of a person’s skin is not the only factor of what makes him or her diverse. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Alabama PRSA Chapter meeting where the Diversity Moment was a “Diversity Wheel.” The basics […]

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To the Black Professional

I’m trying to run the world. That’s what I tell myself. My philosophy is: If I aim to run the world, I have to start, at the very least, by running my world. I have to take control of my life and make decisions that ALWAYS benefit me and my cause. I take advantage of every […]

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A Seat at the Table and a Chance to Speak

As an aspiring Communications professional and a woman of color, I have undoubtedly had a different experience trying to break into the public relations industry. I personally understand the importance of fair representation and strive to be a part of the continued effort to diversify the industry through acts of inclusion. It is especially important […]

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Tips for Aspiring Public Relations Black Pros

Black History Month is a time of revering past and present trailblazers of the African diaspora in all communities and professional fields. Attending a historically black college or university is like walking in a living textbook where many of these pioneers studied and jump-started their careers. Of the 101 HBCUs in the nation, each rooted […]

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LA DIVERSIDAD EN RELACIONES PÚBLICAS: ADAPTARNOS A UN MUNDO QUE NO PARA DE CAMBIAR

Hoy en día, el mundo está dividido en distintos países a las que pertenece cada individuo, donde en su mayoría no se habla un mismo idioma y no se comparten  las mismas tradiciones. Dentro de estas naciones existe un sentido de los que la habitan que actúa con la finalidad de integrarse, normalmente hacia un idioma […]

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What Diversity Officers Want You to Know About Your On-Campus Resource

Looking for a Diversity Month speaker for your Chapter? Need resources for a workshop? As Chapters begin prepping to celebrate the countless number of things that make our members unique, some may be finding themselves at a loss for where to start. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, a blanket term for the variety of […]

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