Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

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Education about Multiculturalism in the Deaf Community is Key to Communication

September 7th, 2021 by

In a broad-reaching conversation via virtual roundtable, we discussed the impact the pandemic has had on the deaf community, the lessons learned about communicating during crises,  how so-called mainstream communicators can work to make accessibility part of their DEI conversations and what corporations looking to embrace DEI and accessibility should do to push forward inclusive campaigns.

AP Stylebook

AP Style Updates: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

August 18th, 2021 by

One of the most perennially popular articles on PRNEWS is an article reviewing AP style. We took that as a sign and decided to deliver a new series of AP style updates that may be helpful for communicating on emerging topics. Here we take a look at common DEI terminology in 2021 to ensure proper use for important announcements and releases.

NAACP CCO, CMO Urges Authentic, Steady Progress on Racial Justice

August 17th, 2021 by

While companies may feel enormous pressure to issue a major diversity announcement, tectonic shifts rarely work, according to the NAACP’s Aba Blankson. Instead, she says, acknowledge what the company has, or, more importantly, has not done on racial justice previously.

Diane Anderson-Minshall of Pride Media Speaks to PRNEWS

[VIDEO] Diane Anderson-Minshall, the CEO and Editorial Director of Pride Media on Pride 365

August 11th, 2021 by

PRNEWS Live welcomed Diane Anderson-Minshall, the CEO and Editorial Director of Pride Media. We spoke on authenticity, pitching and how to keep Pride conversations going throughout the entire year.

PRNEWS Honors Top Women in Industry in Virtual Gala

July 28th, 2021 by

PRNEWS celebrated this year’s class of honorees for Top Women in PR today (July 28). Honorees this year were recognized in five categories: Changemakers, Entrepreneurs, Industry Innovators, Mentors and Rising Stars.

Active Listening, Authentic Storytelling are Keys to Effect Social Change

July 27th, 2021 by

To shed some light on how PR pros can successfully promote cultural change inside and outside of their organizations, we gathered some of this year’s Top Women in PR together in a virtual roundtable to share their recent efforts and best practices.

Leyna Bloom, transgender cover model on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover

Is the SI Swimsuit Issue Making Progress Toward Inclusivity?

July 20th, 2021 by

While some may be surprised the publication still exists in the shadow of the #MeToo movement, SI is utilizing the platform to leverage a message of inclusivity. Its 2021 edition features the first cover with a transgender model, Leyna Bloom. 

Where DEI, Ethics and Crisis Communication Intersect

July 20th, 2021 by

Societal improvement can be frustratingly slow. As a business leader and communication professional, I find it painful watching organizations repeatedly fail to learn from their mistakes.

PRNEWS Announces Honorees for 2021 Top Women in PR

June 25th, 2021 by

PRNEWS has announced the honorees for this year’s Top Women in PR. The 2021 honorees are recognized in five distinct categories: Changemakers, Entrepreneurs, Industry Innovators, Mentors and Rising Stars.

Screen shot of Carl Nassib Instagram post, supportive comments on the right side

Nassib’s Coming Out Video Sets Precedent for NFL Player Communication

June 22nd, 2021 by

Raiders player Carl Nassib became the first active NFL athlete to publicly announce he is gay on June 21. Solidarity, simplicity and coordination of messaging were key to the league’s communications strategy.