Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

2021 PRSA DEI Chapter Awards, First Place
2019 PRSA DEI Chapter Awards, Second Place

PRSA Orlando Chapter DEI statement

Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral elements of a vibrant community and essential pieces to our organization’s mission. PRSA Orlando is committed to fostering a public relations and communications network where all of our members are valued, respected and supported. We champion diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organization by involving chapter members who represent a broad spectrum of differences in our programming, leadership, as well as providing opportunities for all voices to be heard and represented.

This is not about checking a box. It is transparent and intentional. Our inclusive approach to what we do and who we are is a priority that ensures the success of our chapter, our profession, and the communities in which we live and work. 

The PRSA National Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has defined its role with regard to diversity and inclusion as follows:

To champion diversity of thought, cultures, disciplines, ideals, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation and age in order to develop an inclusive Society. By reaching and involving members who represent a broad spectrum of differences, we will encourage and educate members about the benefits of a diverse profession by providing professional development, knowledge and support to help them succeed in public relations.

Read PRSA Orlando’s White Paper: PRSA Members on Ageism in the Public Relations Industry

PRSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Toolkit  |  Learn more on diversity, equity and inclusion within PRSA.

PRSA Diversity Blog

By Manuel Solis-Bauza, DEI Committee  Introduction: This Black History Month, PRSA Orlando was honored to have Tekoa Pouerie, Certified Implicit/Explicit Trainer, talk to our members about what it means to understand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace and how to best apply critical components of bias awareness into our workspaces in today’s climate. […]

As PRSA Orlando continues work in diversity, equity, and inclusion, one of our newest initiatives is the PRSA Orlando Book of the Month!  In celebration of Black History Month, we chose The Black Friend by best-selling author Frederick Joseph. In The Black Friend, Joseph speaks to the reader as he wishes he’d spoken to his […]

By: Jazmyn Reed From learning how to embrace your DEI spidey-senses to tips on influencing narratives via visual communications, hear from several of our Black members on why Black History Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the rich history, culture, and contributions of Black people while learning, growing, and working towards a more inclusive […]

By PRSA Orlando Assistant Treasurer Veronica Figueroa  Last month, PRSA Orlando hosted its first in-person program since 2020. The program, “How Communicators Can Advance Equity With Storytelling,” brought together a dynamic panel of DEI leaders and educators in Central Florida to discuss how communicators can use storytelling, one of the most universal human experiences, to […]

By Jaylen Christie It seems to be the age-old question in some circles — is the proper term Black or African American? When it comes to conversations about racial identity, using the correct terminology can be important and beneficial, particularly for public relations practitioners whose sole jobs are to communicate accurately and effectively. With it […]