Diversity & Inclusion

2021 PRSA D&I Chapter Awards, First Place
2019 PRSA D&I Chapter Awards, Second Place

PRSA Orlando Chapter D&I 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 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 and Inclusion Toolkit  |  Learn more on diversity and inclusion within PRSA.


PRSA Diversity Blog

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 […]

PRSA Members on Ageism in the Public Relations Industry      2021 SPOTLIGHT: Ageism in the Workplace By: Doragnes Rivera Bradshaw, PRSA D&I Chair  Based on positive member feedback, PRSA Orlando has been hosting an annual dinner and conversation focused on diversity and inclusion (D&I) topics since 2018. The event, known as Dinner, Diversity, and Dialogue, has […]

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize Native Americans and to celebrate the rich culture, art, accomplishments and contributions of the first inhabitants of the United States.  Thirty-one years ago, President of the United States George H.W. Bush declared the month of […]

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair, and Doragnes Rivera Bradshaw, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Before your press release, blog, newsletter, social media post, or website update goes live, it will go through an editing process to ensure it is grammatically correct, and that it properly conveys the message and matches the […]