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Together is Much Better

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.” Have you ever heard this quote? The main purpose of this expression is to point out the fact that if you want to change the final result, you need to change the way you do things. In a globalized, well-connected world, we are always surrounded […]

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Karen Mateo

Women in Leadership in Public Relations: Karen Mateo, CCO, PRSA

So, at this point, we all know (or hopefully should know) that there is a diversity problem in public relations senior leadership. Not only does this impact brands reaching target audiences, but it hinders the development of aspiring leaders and the future success of the industry. When there is no representation, it makes it harder […]

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PRSSA PRoud Month — Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our PRSSA PRoud Month Twitter chat, “Loud and #PRoud: The Importance of D&I in the Industry.” This chat was co-hosted by Vice President of Diversity of Inclusion Adriênne Bolden (@leverage_miami) and Vice President of Digital Communications Carolyn Lok (tweeting from @PRSSANational). The Twitter chat was run using the hashtag #PRSSAPRoud, and highlights from […]

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Where Do I Stand on Inclusion?

On April 4, I flew to Portland, Oregon, to attend the PRSSA 2019 National Assembly to serve as the delegate for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Chapter. While there I had the opportunity to network with other PRSSA Chapter presidents and learn from some stellar public relations professionals. I also participated in the voting for new […]

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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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“PRedict Your Future” With the Chicago PRSSA Chapters

Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago Chapters of PRSSA have joined forces to bring together two days of awe-inspiring events for students across the nation! “PRedict the Future” was made by students for students who are driven to be leaders of the public relations industry. The three schools are coming together for […]

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