Monday 19 October 2020, your living room.
The CIPR found 92% of the PR profession is from a white British background – additionally, it’s become apparent that ethnic diversity has actually declined in the past three years.
In a year that has disrupted the status quo in so many ways, the Black Lives Matter movement has provided an opportunity to redress imbalances across society.
How can we increase diversity in PR and Communications? How do we make our sector more appealing and easier to access to people who aren’t white, able-bodied, and middle class? And for those who consider themselves in a minority who work in the sector, how do we address the challenges they face in furthering their careers and taking on leadership roles. We know our city is a rich mix of ethnicities, and yet Oxford inequalities have been laid to bear – particularly during the Covid pandemic.
Finally, as the people who engage consumers, politicians and companies in dialogue, what can we do more as Public Relations professionals to question the barriers to equality in society?
Grab a drink in the comfort of your own home and join our panel of experts. This is your opportunity to engage in this vital conversation and share your experiences with Oxford’s buzzing community of public relations professionals. Speakers on the night will be:
- Advita Patel, Co-founder, A Leader Like Me, @CommsRebel, CIPR Board Director
- Chris Jones, Owner, Glooo
- Amanda Fone, Co-founder, BAME2020 & No Turning Back
PUBlic Relations events are run in association with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) as part of the Thames and Chiltern Region. CIPR members attending can gain 5 CIPR CPD points.
The event will start at 5.30pm. It will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and joining instructions will be sent in the days running up to the event. It is exclusively for those working in PR and communications in Oxford and surrounding areas.