ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN WORKING IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
Women in PR is an independent networking organisation for senior women working in the PR and communications industry. Our mission is to increase the number and diversity of women in leadership roles in PR and communications.
According to the 2018 PRCA Census, the PR and communications industry is 66% female overall but at board director and above level this skews dramatically towards men. Women in PR wants to redress this imbalance and help get more women, including those from diverse backgrounds, into leadership roles to provide role models for the next generation, create more female-friendly workplaces and close the gender pay gap.
We are a friendly, open and inclusive organisation with diverse membership from all areas of our industry from large agency CEOs to in-house communications directors to boutique owners.
What we do
Women in PR is PR Week’s official partner in delivering the PR Week Mentoring Project where 15 promising, mid-career, female communications professionals are paired up with 15 female mentors in senior leadership roles. Learn more about #PRWeekMentoring here.
Women in PR runs networking events covering topics relevant to women working in PR, including flexible working, leading a communications team and becoming a NED. We provide an opportunity for members to network with some of the PR industry’s most senior leaders. Learn more about our events programme here.
In partnership with the PRCA and PR Week, Women in PR undertook a gender pay consultation with the UK PR industry. This was in response to the David Cameron’s announcement in July 2015 that he wants to close the gender pay gap within a generation. Learn more about the #prpaygap here.
What is it?
Women in PR has a vibrant and enthusiastic membership from all sectors of the UK PR industry, including board members of the PR Week Top 150 agencies, in-house communications directors, owners of boutique consultancies as well as independent consultants.
In March 2015, Women in PR carried out an online survey of its members to find out more about their profile, what they think Women in PR should stand for, what they would like from their membership and what types of events they value. Learn more about the #wprsurvey here.
Women in PR is an inclusive network for women working in public relations who have a shared interest in providing peer support and maintaining a progressive career. So, why join Women in PR?
- Regular schedule of informative networking events
- Opportunity to network with some of the industry’s most senior leaders
- Attendance at lunches with senior journalists and business leaders
- Discounted membership to the PRCA
- Discounted membership to the PR Network
- Links to Global Women in PR and with other similar organisations internationally
- Exclusive member benefits
“A PLEASURE TO TALK TO THE WONDERFULLY WARM AND WISE GROUP OF WOMEN AT THE WIPRUK SUMMER LUNCH. MANY THANKS FOR HAVING ME”
Emma Barnett, Women’s Editor, Telegraph, presenter BBC Radio 5 Live Sunday Show & guest presenter BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour
“Really interesting debate and what an impressive group of women”
Helena Raven, Head of Digital, NSPCC