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 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 […]

By Jaylen Christie, Chairman of Diversity & Inclusion An age-old axiom states that all good things come to an end. And so it is that my term as PRSA Orlando’s Chairman of Diversity & Inclusion has officially come to a close. It’s truly been a fantastic year – not just for our wonderful chapter, but […]