Entries by PRSA

Central Florida Leaders Discuss Their Thoughts On AAPI Heritage Month 2021

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair Each May, during Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we recognize the contributions and influences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental to its future success. It is a particularly poignant celebration this year, given the […]

Making Your Content Accessible To The Deaf & HOH Community

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair Three decades ago, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, transforming the lives of Americans, and ensuring equal opportunities and access to the 61 million adults living with disabilities when it comes to employment, government services, public accommodations, […]

PRSA Orlando Members Share Timeless Career Advice on Women’s History Month

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion ChairAs an association with a focus on personal and professional development, and in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, PRSA Orlando connected with longstanding members and public relations practitioners who have achieved success in their field. Continue reading to learn how the industry […]

The Significance of Black History Month in 2021

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair Traditionally, the month of February is dedicated to celebrate the history and accomplishments of African Americans and their central role in American history. However, given the events that took place in the last year, such as protests calling for racial justice and an end to […]

What we learned at supper: PRSA members on Race and Diversity in the Workplace

By: Tyrone Law, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member and Veronica Figueroa, Diversity & Inclusion Chair for the PRSA Orlando Chapter Racial inequality is not new in this country. But following a year marred with racial unrest after the death of George Floyd, social justice issues have been brought to the forefront through national conversations about […]

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President’s Letter: January 2021

Happy 2021! It’s finally here! Every New Year is filled with anticipation and hope, but never in recent memory has a year held so much expectation and promise. There certainly is a lot of pressure on 2021 to be a great year. And then, six days into it, we watched with horror as rioters assaulted […]

Don’t Forget the “B” in D&I Efforts

By: Tory Moore, PRSA Orlando VP, Administration  Brené  Brown, a renowned professor at the University of Houston and New York Times bestselling author, reminds leaders that diversity and inclusion should consider adding an additional letter to the D&I acronym – a B, for belonging. “We feel a sense of belonging when we can show up […]

Takeaways From Adweek’s Hispanic & Latin American Summit

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair Last month Adweek brought together 12 marketing leaders from global brands together for the inaugural Hispanic & Latin American Summit, where they discussed the gap between Hispanic and Latino consumers and the small marketing budgets allotted to them, the lack of Hispanic leaders in marketing, […]

How To Create A Diverse & Inclusive Internship Program In Your Workplace

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair Building a diverse and inclusive company culture in the workplace has become a primary focus for many organizations, especially over the past year. Whether you’re running a well-known brand or a small business, building the right foundations for diversity and inclusion within your business should […]

How To Create An Equitable Workplace For Older Workers

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair Nearly 2 out of 3 workers ages 45 and older have seen or experienced age discrimination on the job, according to results of a wide-ranging AARP workplace survey. More than 50 years after the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was signed into law, forbidding […]