Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Diversity at the Emmys: Actors of Color Snubbed Despite Assurances of Inclusion

September 18th, 2018 by

The 70th annual Primetime Emmy awards talked the talk about increasing diversity on television and Hollywood at large, but did not walk the walk. Despite numerous jokes and skits poking fun at the traditional snubbing of people of color in the entertainment industry, and the most diverse group of nominees in the history of the program, 22 of the 26 award winners were white.

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Love Won: How HRC’s Platinum Hall of Fame Winning Logo Sparked a Movement

September 17th, 2018 by

Human Rights Campaign’s red equality logo put the spotlight on HRC and spread awareness about the organization. Whether the logo is seen on a T-shirt or a lawmaker’s lapel, it sends a message that the Human Rights Campaign and its supporters remain vigilant in the fight for LGBTQ equality. To celebrate HRC’s induction into the 2018 Platinum Hall of Fame, PR News sat down with HRC’s senior design director Robert Villaflor to learn more about the inner workings of the campaign.

Polling on Racial Discrimination Supports Nike Just Doing It

September 7th, 2018 by

While some of the initial figures for Nike’s latest iteration of the Just Do It effort with Colin Kaepernick are mixed so far, the brand likely weighed potential costs and benefits before embarking on the campaign. Despite protests against the brand this week, Nike knew what it was doing when it entered the conversation on racial discrimination. It’s important to understand why.

Why Nike Just Did It: Kaepernick’s New Deal is Perfect Revisionist PR

September 4th, 2018 by

This past Labor Day, Nike announced Colin Kaepernick as the main face for the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” campaign. Heaps of praise, and condemnation, were immediate. #BoycottNike continues to trend, as conservatives across the country destroy the Nike goods they paid good money for in protest, and Nike shares took a slight dip.

Harvard Communicates Carefully About Race in Affirmative Action Suit

August 31st, 2018 by

Communicators at colleges have had anything but a slow summer. None have had to work harder than those at Harvard, where the school is enmeshed in a lawsuit that claims it holds Asian-American applicants to a higher standard than those of other ethnic groups. The results of a trial, set for October, could reverberate around the country.

How PR Can Improve Gender Equity in Media Coverage

May 21st, 2018 by

David Leonhardt of The New York Times called out himself and fellow journalists for failing to include enough women as sources in articles. How can communicators, who often are the journalist’s conduit to expert sources, turn around this situation? Dina Burns and Patrick George, directors at KP Public Affairs, offer suggestions.

PR Leaders’ Roundtable: How to Create a Culture of Inclusion and Communicate Successes

April 10th, 2018 by

A memo from Nike’s HR chief admitted the company has failed to promote enough women and people of color to VP offices and above. This prompted us to assemble a roundtable of communicators to discuss inclusion, diversity and communicators’ role in building a culture of inclusion.

Diversity & Inclusion in PR Leaders Share the Spotlight at Winter Awards Luncheon

December 6th, 2016 by

As part of PR News’ Winter Awards luncheon, Dec. 6, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., organizations and individuals notable for championing diversity in PR came together to be recognized for their efforts. The Diversity & Inclusion Awards highlighted various agencies, brands, nonprofits and individuals who are doing the important work of creating diverse and inclusive workplaces at all levels of the organization.

2016 Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Diversity & Inclusion Leaders

December 5th, 2016 by

Winner: Teresa White, Aflac It was unlikely for a woman with Teresa White’s background to beat the odds. Having grown up in low-income housing and raised by a single parent, the statistics that haunt the… Continued

2016 Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Diversity & Inclusion Campaign

December 5th, 2016 by

Winner: HP Inc. – Bringing HP’s Culture of Diversity and Innovation to Life Women, who will control two thirds of consumer wealth over the next decade, continue to face challenges around equality in the workforce—especially… Continued