Category: Diversity

Diversity in PR in Scotland

Diversity in PR is a big topic. It’s not just about gender. Two years ago, at #PRFest, I invited people to join a panel to discuss diversity in PR. I was disappointed with some of the conversation and I was

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Pledge your support to tackle ethnic diversity gap in public relations

The Taylor Bennett Foundation has launched a £50,000 campaign to expand its programme to encourage black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates to consider a career in public relations. The numbers tell the story. The UK public relations industry is white,

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How do UK PR agencies integrate me?

As a young foreign student, one of the first things Maria Temneanu was told was that taking a couple of elocution lessons will help her more than 3 years worth of undergraduate PR knowledge.  I know, right? When it comes

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The gender pay gap is serious but it serves the government’s purpose to weaken the BBC

Yesterday the BBC published a list of all its journalists, presenters and actors earning over £150k. It’s caused a furore. The top seven earners are all male, the highest paid woman earns four times less than the highest paid man,

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Taylor Bennett Foundation appeals to PR community

The Taylor Bennett Foundation has been around since 2007, and is widely regarded as being at the forefront of taking action on the lack of ethnic diversity in the PR industry – in other words, we get results. In the

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Where have all the ‘grey hairs’ gone?

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It was interesting to hear Katie Perrior’s views of her time as No10 Comms Director. But the thing which caught my ear was her critique of the make-up of the Prime Minister’s inner circle. Perrior told the BBC: “Being in

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NHS recruitment campaign sends out wrong message

Call it reassuring or horrifying, but the last few weeks have proved the advertising giants can get it wrong, very wrong. Taking the rawest of emotions, life defining private moments, and casting out for cynical public consumption – yes that’s

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Uber’s Very Bad Horrible String of Events

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Uber is en route to a massive IPO. As the company gets closer to its destination, its once 5-star rating is rapidly diminishing. As a result, the company’s president, Jeff Jones, opened the Uber door and jumped out after only

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Time to be brave and stand up to pay inequality

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Research published today by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations is the first time my industry has gone behind the figures to find out what the drivers are for the embarrassing, unacceptable gender pay gap in PR. I first spoke to Mary

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In 2017 we simply shouldn’t need to discuss the gender pay gap

By Mary Whenman, President, Women in PR Two years ago, in 2015 McKinsey proved the economic case for diversity by showing that companies with more women at the top, outperform others by 15%. Other research conducted by EY with the

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