Women in PR 2023 state of

Global Women in PR (GWPR) and Opinium studied female employment and leadership in public relations and communication around the world.

A survey of 657 female PR professionals around the world was conducted from August – September 2023.

Key findings include:

1.) Respondents said flexible worklocations and schedules helped employees maintain a healthy work-life balance (82%) and mental wellbeing (75%).
2.) 75% of respondents said they think flexible work allows women to have a family and/or take on caring responsibilities while still progressing in their careers.
— 32% said flexible work helps women progress into the boardroom.
3.) 52% of respondents said they work in companies with a male-dominated board.
— 41% of respondents felt the gender split on their board was unfair. 
4.) 41% of respondents felt that women are promoted more slowly than men at their company.
5.) 80% of respondents believed having women in the boardroom helps improve working practices.
— 74% believed having women on boards clears barriers to promotion for other women.

Read the full report here.

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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