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 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, […]

Authored by Mimi Flatley, APR, Co-VP of Accreditation A few years ago, a colleague and I spoke during a university communications class about how we started in our respective careers. We began by asking the soon-to-be grads where they hoped to work after college: For a sports team, at a large health care organization, in […]

Authored by Alyssa Badalamenti, Diversity & Inclusion Chair for the PRSA Orlando chapter The PRSA Orlando chapter recently selected 12 members of diverse backgrounds to participate in an open discussion on diversity and inclusion. During the first-time experimental event, Dinner, Diversity, and Dialogue provided an opportunity for sharing personal experiences followed by a focused brainstorm […]