Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

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.

Emily Graham, keynote speaker for PRSA-NY

Omnicom Exec Sees Pandemic and Social Media as DEI Catalysts

June 17th, 2021 by

Omnicom’s chief equity officer Emily Graham delivered an impassioned keynote to the PRSA-NY DEI event about how the pandemic and social media helped catalyze change throughout the past year.

As Juneteenth Becomes Federal Holiday, Communication Issues Remain

June 16th, 2021 by

Juneteenth seems all but certain to become a federal holiday. Still, it seems likely some companies will resist making it a paid holiday/day off. As usual, communicators will need to navigate the waters carefully. Those who spoke with us advocated using the day to raise issues and offer education.

LinkedIn Live with PRNEWS host

[VIDEO] Alexander Slater, Founding Partner, Clyde Group, on Pride Month, DEI and ‘The New Age of PR’

June 16th, 2021 by

PRNEWS Live welcomed Alexander Slater, Founding Partner at Clyde Group, to chat about Pride Month, DEI and ‘the new age of PR.’.


Lessons Earned: A Moment at a Funeral Taught Me Everything About PR

June 9th, 2021 by

We often forget what the letter R in PR entails. ‘PR is a relationship business’ flows off the tongue so smoothly we sometimes fail to think about the phrase’s meaning. In this post timed for Pride Month, UNC assistant professor Joseph Czabovsky discusses how the importance of relationships was cemented in his memory.

Sophie Maerowitz and Spencer Harvey speaking in dual panels, PRNEWS logo on upper right

[VIDEO] Spencer Harvey, Communications Manager at GLAAD on Pride 2021 LGBTQ+ Messaging and Advocacy

June 8th, 2021 by

PRNEWS Live welcomed Spencer Harvey, communications manager at GLAAD. Harvey discussed GLAAD’s latest efforts to elevate LGBTQ+ visibility and online safety, including new initiatives with P&G, Kellogg’s and others.

Surveys Open PR Pros’ Eyes on Diversity, Gender and Profitability

June 7th, 2021 by

Surveys confirm what we think we know already. In addition, they can upend our thinking. The pandemic has resulted in a bevy of surveys for PR. We look at a few that deal with diversity, gender, profits and cyber attacks.