Diversity & Inclusion
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.
Learn more on diversity and inclusion within PRSA.
PRSA Diversity Blog
By Alyssa Badalamenti, Diversity & Inclusion Chair June 12 marked two years since the Pulse nightclub tragedy in Orlando. 49 beautiful lives were taken senselessly. Through the heartbreak, our city has since become more unified in its strong voice for diversity and inclusion because of who we are and who we represent. But when remembering […]
By Alyssa Badalamenti, Diversity & Inclusion Chair I previously led communication strategies for an accounting firm and gained invaluable experience from this role. However, I remember feeling a little “out of the group” among my peers who had the traditional PR role for the local agencies who market for big brand names. Here I was, […]
By Alyssa Badalamenti, Diversity & Inclusion Chair The animated film, Coco, recently won Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards. The film represented a young, Mexican boy who had dreams of becoming a musician; a heartfelt story with culture and diversity beautifully woven in. But it was […]
By Alyssa Badalamenti, Diversity & Inclusion Chair The last 12 months have highlighted diversity and inclusion in such a powerful way that it makes my role as Diversity and Inclusion Chair only a microscopic piece of a much larger initiative in our lifetime. As a public relations professional (and an ethical and moral human being), […]
By Alyssa Badalamenti, Diversity & Inclusion Chair Over the holidays I traveled to three different countries – all of which I didn’t speak the native language, but learned a few key phrases to help me communicate throughout the day. What I quickly realized, though, was even though I could speak “enough,” the language didn’t actually help […]