Institute for Public Relations and Edelman slated March 16 webinar to look at how the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic downturn and the need to address systemic racism have upended our fundamental values, priorities and expectations, as well as tested our trust in societal institutions. “Financial Services: What COVID-19 Taught Us About Trust and the Path Forward” is set to explore the COVID “infodemic,” how businesses and the financial service industry are performing against multi-stakeholder expectations, and the role of businesses and CEOs in this new environment. Moderated by Deidre Campbell, global chair of Edelman’s financial services sector, the free 1 p.m. webinar will also include Wells Fargo VP-public affairs Arati Randolph, Ariel Investments CCO Arielle Patrick and Voya Financial CCO Paul Gennaro. To register, click here.


The Arthur W. Page Society will host a discussion of this year’s Davos World Economic Forum, which focused on how to create an inclusive, sustainable and resilient global economy post-COVID, at a 1 p.m. virtual event on March 11. A panel moderated by former Aflac SVP, chief ESG & communications officer Catherine Hernandez-Blades will discuss how senior communicators need to activate learnings from Davos to lead their organizations forward. Also scheduled to participate are APCO Worldwide founder and executive chairman Margery Kraus and Adrian Monck, managing director of public engagement at the World Economic Forum. For more information, click here.

Charmion Kinder
Charmion Kinder

The Museum of Public Relations is holding a free virtual event dedicated to telling the stories of female PR pioneers and the impact they made on both the industry and society at large. On March 11 at 6 p.m., “PR Women Who Changed History” will give a panel of prominent women in the field a platform to offer their insights about those who came before them, as well as looking at the challenges they faced. The discussion will be moderated by Global Citizen head of PR Charmion Kinder, who was also a press aide for Michelle Obama. Participants will include Hunter PR founder Barbara Hunter, National Organization for Women co-founder Muriel Fox, and current Hunter CEO and partner Grace Leong. To register for the event, click here.