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2012
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CIPR launches Equal Access Network

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today launched the ‘Equal Access Network’, a networking group for practitioners who are affected by or have an interest in issues relating to diversity in employment and representation within public relations.

The Institute will host the first in a series of Equal Access Network events at the offices of Ketchum, London, on the evening of Thursday 20 September.

Cornelius Alexander, CIPR Fellow and Chair of the Institute’s Diversity Working Group said:

Cornelius Alexander, Chair of the CIPR’s Diversity Working Group
My hope is that the Equal Access Network can be a place where people studying or working in PR, who are affected by or are interested in issues relating to diversity in employment and representation, can meet and establish lasting and useful links with fellow practitioners.

Improving diversity within PR is an important issue for the future of our profession and the CIPR wants to bring together people who want to make a difference. If we go on recruiting most of our practitioners from the same part of society we are in danger of reducing our effectiveness as communicators and overlooking a wealth of potential talent.
Cornelius Alexander, Chair of the CIPR’s Diversity Working Group

Registration for this event is free of charge for both CIPR members and non-members. For more information and to register, visit our Eventbrite booking page.

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public relations (CIPR) is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of PR, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.

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