Diversity & Inclusion

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.

PRSA Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

Learn more on diversity and inclusion within PRSA.


PRSA Diversity Blog

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair Last month marked 30 years since a major milestone in our nation’s history – the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law by President George H. W. Bush. In three decades we have seen how the lives of Americans have transformed, ensuring […]

Black and white puzzle pieces

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair In the wake of George Floyd’s death, we have seen a national outcry and protests against racism, injustice and police brutality occur worldwide, calling for change. Finding words to respond to social injustice isn’t easy, but there are steps we can take to navigate these […]

By Alyssa List, PRSA Orlando VP, Finance The AP Stylebook made notable changes in its latest edition, updating its guidance on a number of relevant topics like race, gender-neutral language, and terms related to the coronavirus pandemic.   One important change was the capitalization of Black when using it as an adjective that refers to racial, […]

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair Last year was a banner year for the LGBTQ+ community in the city of Orlando and throughout Central Florida. Not only did Orlando receive a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, a nationwide evaluation of equality in municipal laws, but Orange […]

By: Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Orlando Diversity & Inclusion Chair Adweek’s inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Summit, brought thirteen chief marketing officers and brand leaders from top global organizations together for a virtual event to discuss how diversity, inclusion, equality and equity are growth drivers across all business sectors.  Diversity and inclusion in business and marketing […]