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Get to Know the Woman Behind the Tweets: Courtney Lukitsch

This year’s PRSSA Diversity Month Twitter chat, “University Diversity,” will be co-hosted by Courtney Lukitsch, the Owner and Principal of Gotham PR in New York and London. The August 16 conversation is set to begin at 9 p.m. EST. This year’s Twitter chat focuses on the benefits of diversity in the workplace and why it […]

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Podcast with the Pros: Heather Whaling

Heather Whaling, CEO and founder of Geben Communication, takes the German root of her company’s name to heart. Geben, which means “to give,” focuses on providing its employees with a quality work experience. She also focuses on this meaning throughout other aspects of her life. Heather is an advocate for women and girls in the […]

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What Diversity on Campus Means to You: Kent State PRSSA

It seems like diversity is one of the hottest topics right now — and it should be. It’s important to interact with people from diverse backgrounds whose opinions differ from your own. For the 40,000 students that make up Kent State University’s eight campuses, diversity unquestionably plays an important role. Since the Kent State student […]

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Understanding the Role of Diversity

Diversity Month is a month dedicated to celebrating and embracing diversity within PRSA and PRSSA. In an effort to understand more about the role of diversity in organizations, I contacted Dr. Cheryl Jenkins, associate professor and graduate coordinator at the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi and co-author of ”Race […]

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Why Diversity Is Important

Many of us can agree that diversity is a good thing. Making diversity a goal is, for the most part, a no-brainer. However, we often forget the many reasons why diversity is important in the first place. Here are three reasons why it is important for us to continually encourage diversity. Diversity is more realistic. […]

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3 Ways to Avoid the “Single Story”

Public relations is all about storytelling. If we aren’t creating awareness or framing conversations, we’re busy questioning and seeking out answers in preparation to do one or the other. Why not bring this same frame of mind to our personal and professional interactions?   We are constantly surrounded by people who are different from us. […]

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August Twitter Chat Recap — Joining the Multicultural Workforce

Thank you to everyone who participated in our August 2016 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Vice President of Advocacy Andrew Cook  (tweeting from @adcook22) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for the next Twitter chat! [View […]

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4 Ways Your Chapter Can Participate in Diversity Month

Hold a Diversity Meeting Everyone is different not only on the outside, but also on the inside. Coming together as a Chapter and discussing ways to encourage and express diversity allows each member to feel like they are represented. A great way to let everyone express their diversity is by asking each member to define […]

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Recognize Diversity Through #HumansofPRSSA

Growing up, I remember one of my family’s favorite games to play at the dinner table was “the person game,” commonly known as Guess Who. The game starts with a single player thinking of a person while other players ask yes or no questions to try and discover the identity of the person the player […]

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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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