WOMEN IN PR’S MISSION IS TO INCREASE
THE NUMBER AND DIVERSITY OF WOMEN IN POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP IN PR AND COMMUNICATIONS.
OUR FOCUS IS ON ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN FACING
THE MOST CHALLENGING BARRIERS TO PROGRESSION,
IN PARTICULAR THOSE WHO ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST DUE TO THEIR GENDER, RACE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION,
DISABILITY OR BACKGROUND.
The PR & communications industry is female dominated (67%) overall. However, at senior levels it becomes male dominated with only a third of boardroom positions taken by women.
Women in PR exists to address this imbalance. Our mission is to improve equality and diversity across the industry by increasing the number and diversity of women in leadership roles.
We do this in four ways:
women in PR to reach their leadership potential through relevant speakers, events and content
women in PR to build their personal networks and connect with experienced, senior female leaders
women to achieve leadership through mentoring, training, content and events
for changes to working practices, culture and policy to enable more women to achieve leadership and close the gender and ethnicity pay gap
Our core activities include:
- Annual mentoring programme with PRWeek – each year 30 women have the chance to be mentored by one of the top leaders in our industry
- Regular events – the chance to network and hear from inspiring speakers from inside and outside our industry
- Speakers directory – a chance to put yourself forward to speak at events and a free resource for events organisers looking for expert female speakers
- Participation in key industry and government consultations on gender pay, sexual harassment, media representation