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 Tyrone Law, PRSA Orlando D&I Committee Member According to the 2019 Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report, the R&B and hip-hop genre is America’s preferred musical style, accounting for 26.5 percent of the total volume of all music consumption in the country. In turn, hip-hop culture influences many of the trends and key moments that engulfs society […]

By Alyssa Badalamenti, PRSA Diversity and Inclusion Chair “If enhancing diversity and inclusion is not for the right thing, then do it for the business case,” said Deloria Nelson, President of Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions. Nelson consults with Fortune 500 companies on how to better their diversity and inclusion goals by developing customized workforce […]

By Tyrone Law, PRSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member Not long ago, in an effort to elevate my career to the next level, I shifted into “job search mode” and my quest to step into a new public relations role began. After several interviews, I began to more deeply contemplate the notion that I’d only […]

By Veronica Figueroa Fernandez, PRSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee  Our need for exploring and adventure connects us as people, allowing us to create lasting memories. And while traveling can be stressful at times, for persons with disabilities the challenges can often feel overwhelming. According to The World Bank, one billion people, or 15% of the […]

By Alyssa Badalamenti, PRSA Orlando Diversity and Inclusion Chair When you don’t respond to something within a crisis, your silence makes it seem like you don’t care. We know this specifically as public relations professionals because this is PR Crisis 101. When a large mistake is made within your company and it affects people negatively, […]