By Jenna Richardson It’s officially April, which is also Autism Acceptance Month. Each April, you’ll see many organizations participating in Autism Speaks’ popular Light it Up Blue campaign, promoting the puzzle piece symbol, donating to autism charities and sponsoring events like autism walks. Then, on May 1, everything will disappear. It’s the same with…… Continue reading How PR Students and Pros Can Avoid Missing the DEI in DEI Months
How This 30-Year Communications Executive Became a Champion for Diversity
By Kamryn Perez and Rashaud Foster When it comes to maintaining a successful and prominent corporation, leaders who take the initiative to become champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion always have the center focus. Bob Jimenez makes it no debate why he was named one of the most influential Latino people in America. Voted by…… Continue reading How This 30-Year Communications Executive Became a Champion for Diversity
Civic and Agency Leader Glenn Eden Discusses Essential Role of Diversity & Inclusion
By Blake Wilcox Glenn Eden began his professional career in scientific research but was always interested in the role of media and media relations in society. In 1999, he got his chance to switch careers when he came across a want ad in The Chicago Tribune for an account assistant at the company that would…… Continue reading Civic and Agency Leader Glenn Eden Discusses Essential Role of Diversity & Inclusion
Former PR Prof’s Different Approach to Education ‘Awakens the Heart’
By Jenna Ranieri After noticing very few people in the Public Relations and Media space look or thought like her, Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang decided to “walk-the-talk” and disrupt the flow of the industry. At the time, she was a professor of Public Relations and social media at Stockton University. The longer she taught, the more…… Continue reading Former PR Prof’s Different Approach to Education ‘Awakens the Heart’
Finding Your Voice and Using It: Jocelyn Jara Hachem Works to Make a Difference in the Workplace
By Vanessa Morales Jocelyn Jara Hachem knew from a young age that she didn’t want to be un-biased, she wanted to use her voice, to have her opinion heard, and tell stories that matter to people. This is why after briefly dabbling in journalism Jocelyn changed her focus to public relations. She admits that early…… Continue reading Finding Your Voice and Using It: Jocelyn Jara Hachem Works to Make a Difference in the Workplace
Tackling Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Allyship Personally and Professionally – How can we do better?
By Geoff Curtis For more than six months, I have been on a journey – one of education, understanding and action. While I’ve always considered myself an inclusive person, the recent and ongoing events specific to anti-Black racism, which have impacted me, my friends and colleagues, have made me realize that I have a lot…… Continue reading Tackling Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Allyship Personally and Professionally – How can we do better?
Charlene Wheeless: Her Story. Her Purpose
By Elizabeth Korda Oftentimes, we find ourselves in the least imaginable places. Our hopes and dreams of becoming one thing transforms into potential we never thought we would reach. However, when we reach our peak, sometimes we still don’t feel that we have gained anything at all, especially, when we begin to lose ourselves. But…… Continue reading Charlene Wheeless: Her Story. Her Purpose