The CIPR's Diversity and Inclusion Forum, formerly known as the Diversity Working Group, seeks to develop an inclusive culture within public relations by raising general awareness of diversity issues and increasing numbers of public relations practitioners from all backgrounds.
- Promote equal access opportunities by raising awareness of the business and ethical cases for diversity and inclusion in public relations.
- Improve understanding of the importance of planning and delivering inclusive communications, and factoring diverse audiences into campaign management.
- Be the voice and represent the interests of public relations professionals from diverse backgrounds.
The Diversity and Inclusion Forum's remit is broad. 'Diversity' is an all-encompassing term acknowledging differences such as gender, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic background, disability, religion/faith and age. The Forum believe public relations campaigns are more effective when created and delivered by teams that are representative of the audiences they seek to engage. There are both strong moral and business cases for diversity in public relations.
- Cornelius Alexander Found. Chart. PR, FCIPR
- Harish Bhayani
- Jo Field
- Catherine Grinyer MCIPR
- Ronke Lawal
- Avril Lee MCIPR (Chair)
- Alex Louis MCIPR
- Sheila Pardoe
- Jule Wilson
Taylor Bennett Foundation
The CIPR is a proud supporter of the Taylor Bennett Foundation.
- 3 December 2015: PR must assume a mature approach to diversity and inclusion says CIPR DWG
- 12 February 2015: New guidance on inclusive communications published by CIPR and DWP
- 27 November 2014: CIPR announces further sponsorship of the Taylor Bennett Foundation
- 5 June 2014: Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion announced as 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards sponsor
- 2 June 2014: Public Relations professionals to discuss business benefits of diversity in PR
- 16 April 2014: CIPR research shows internships need to be fairer and more effective