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London,
14
January
2013

The CIPR has diversity on the agenda

The next in the series of the CIPR’s successful Equal Access Network events will take place on 6 February 2013 at Edelman UK in central London.

This month's event; ‘The Pathway into Public Relations’ will discuss the issue of increasing diversity within public relations by improving its appearance and viability as a potential career for individuals, and will be free to attend for both CIPR members and the wider public relations community.

The event will include a panel discussion featuring CIPR Fellow and Chair of the Diversity Working Group, Cornelius Alexander; Catherine Grinyer, Director of Communications at the Business Disability Forum; Sue Wolstenholme FCIPR, CIPR President; a representative from Edelman, as well as a student and teaching representative from the London College of Communication.

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

I am delighted to announce the next in our series of Equal Access Network Events. EAN is proving a popular choice in providing public relations professionals with an outlet to come together and discuss the very real issues we are facing within the workplace.
Cornelius Alexander, Chair of the CIPR’s Diversity Working Group
I am extremely honoured to have been invited to participate in such an important conversation. The CIPR, through its Equal Access Network Events, is ensuring that vital issues such as accessibility, representation, and diversity are continually on the public relations radar, something that will enhance the profession tremendously.
Catherine Grinyer, Director of Communications at the Business Disability Forum and CIPR member
Edelman is very pleased to be supporting such an important issue. Equal Access Network is proving a popular choice in providing public relations professionals with a forum to come together and discuss the very real issues we are facing as an industry.
Rishi Bhattacharya, MD at Edelman
Notes to editors

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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