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Nurturing Authentic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mon, Apr. 1, 2024

By Sofia Geocadin

Sofia GeocadinIt's easy to spot whether a company's commitment to DEI is genuine or merely performative. Just as companies face backlash for neglecting DEI, they're now under scrutiny for their lack of proper understanding and action.

DEI Is Price of Doing Business in '24

Thu, Feb. 22, 2024

By Ken Jacobs

Ken JacobsExecuting DEI is not just a nice to do for agencies today, but a critical need for their business success, according to Ben Finzel, president of RENEWPR and founding partner at the Change Agencies.

Disney's DEI Chief Resigns

Wed, Jun. 21, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Latondra NewtonLatondra Newton has quit her chief diversity officer job at Walt Disney Co. to pursue other endeavors.

The Bamboo Ceiling in Communications: Being an AAPI Leader

Fri, May 19, 2023

By Binna Kim

Binna KimThe so-called model minority myth often masks the issues and stereotypes that prevent AAPIs and AAPI women from being promoted into positions of leadership. Here are three ways that the communications industry can work to change that situation.

Finn Partners Promotes 'Say Their Names Memorial'

Tue, Sep. 27, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Say Their NamesFinn Partners has partnered with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art to promote the “Say Their Names Memorial” augmented reality exhibition to honor the victims of racial injustice in the US.

Nike’s Blackburn Joins United Minds to Head CEI

Tue, Sep. 13, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Nadine Redd BlackburnNike’s Nadine Redd Blackburn has joined United Minds, which is part of The Weber Shandwick Collective, as executive VP for culture, equity & inclusion behavior & systemic change.

How to Fight Institutional Racism in 2022

Thu, Jan. 6, 2022

By Mike Paul

Mike PaulThe best crisis management advice organizations could hear in the new year would be convincing them that it’s time to act on increasing the number of executives of color on their boards and in their senior leadership ranks.


Words Matter In DEI Programming

Tue, Nov. 9, 2021

By Steve Barnes

IPR Study on “The Language of Diversity”Language plays a big role in a company’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, according to a new study from the Institute for Public Relations and The Wakeman Agency.

PRSA Summit Addresses Diversity

Wed, Jun. 30, 2021

By Terry Preston

Terry PrestonImproving diversity initiatives was the focus of PRSA-NY’s inaugural DE&I summit, at which a variety of mid-level PR practitioners from various industries shared their personal experiences with—and the challenges of—being a person of color and/or an LGBTQ individual in the communications industry.

DE&I-Committed Firms Attract Talent

Tue, May 18, 2021

By Steve Barnes

United Minds / KRC Research DE&I StudyAlmost four out of five employees say companies that are diverse, equitable and inclusive have a better shot at attracting high-quality talent, according to a new study from United Minds and KRC Research.

Swagert Takes IPG DXTRA Chief People Post 

Tue, May 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Jean Lee SwagertJean Lee Swagert, who was chief human resources officer for North America at Weber Shandwick, is now chief people officer at IPG DXTRA.

WPP's Smith Takes DEI Post at Fleishman

Mon, Apr. 26, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Adrianne SmithAdrianne Smith, who served as WPP’s first global director of inclusion and diversity, is moving to FleishmanHillard, where she will take on the role of chief diversity and inclusion officer.