This blog is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. Dr. Kati Tusinski Berg and Dr. Katharine E. Miller examined how women leaders in the public relations industry advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and empowered their organizations. In-depth qualitative analysis of publicly available statements from 70 female honorees named to PRWeek’s “Women … Continue reading How Female Leaders Advance DEI by Empowering Employees
This summary is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Dr. Rosalynn Vasquez and Dr. Marlene Neill examined how crucible (transformative) experiences impact the leadership development of immigrant and first-generation Latinas in public relations, and how their experiences differ from non-immigrant Latinas. 24 in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted from June – … Continue reading Transformative Experiences of U.S. Latinas in Public Relations
This roundtable discussion is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Members of the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) gathered virtually to discuss the connection between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and mental health. IPR CDEI member Dr. Jen Vardeman, Associate Professor at the University of Houston, moderated the … Continue reading CDEI Roundtable: Exploring Mental Health
This summary is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Deloitte analyzed board diversity in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. The report identified changes in the number of board seats held by individuals in underrepresented racial and ethnic groups between 2020 and 2022. A census-level analysis of board directors from 92 … Continue reading How Diverse are Corporate Boards?
This blog is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. “Diversity fatigue” is a phenomenon that has garnered increased attention in recent years, particularly within academic and corporate settings. A research study by Jessi L. Smith and her colleagues defined diversity fatigue as “variation in the extent to which someone experiences a … Continue reading The Impact of Diversity Fatigue and How to Combat It
This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Summary Despite increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs being implemented in organizations, industry reports have cautioned that current diversity efforts are failing racial minorities. Researchers expanded the limited literature on minority employees to understand how public relations can help organizations create an inclusive … Continue reading What is Needed to Make DEI Efforts Successful, According to Diverse Employees
Deciding whether, and how, to weigh in on political or societal issues is an increasingly common and difficult challenge for brands. When opinions are so divided, why risk alienating a segment of your customer base? But in today’s environment, staying silent can be even more damaging to a brand’s reputation. More and more often, internal, … Continue reading To Speak Up or Stay Quiet? How Brands Should Think About Engaging on Societal Issues
This blog is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It accompanies a podcast series called “The Future of PR Looks Like Us” exploring the diverse voices that have shaped the industry and featuring work done by PR students from Centennial College. This campaign was created in partnership with the Canadian Council of Public Relations … Continue reading The Future of PR Looks Like Us campaign