CIPR to welcome leading expert on deafness and disability to next Equal Access Network event

The CIPR has announced that the next in its series of Equal Access Network (EAN) events will be taking place on Wednesday 24 April at the CIPR offices in Russell Square, London. The event will be sponsored by redbrand specialist speakers.

Building on the success of past EAN events at some of London’s biggest PR agencies, guests will hear from Jane Cordell, former First Secretary (Political/Military) at the British Embassy in Warsaw, now a board member at Disability Rights UK. She will be talking about her journey through the highest ranks of diplomatic life, before the Foreign Office’s refusal to continue to pay the extra expenses needed to support a deaf person in Jane’s role led her to leave her post and move into a new career.

Following Jane’s presentation, guests will have an opportunity to network, with drinks and refreshments being made available. There will also be a chance to ‘Meet the DWG,’ including Chair, Cornelius Alexander FCIPR, and other committee members. Guests will learn of the successful work the DWG has undertaken over the past 12 months, as well as being given information as to how they can become involved with the DWG’s work.

Cornelius Alexander FCIPR, CIPR Diversity Working Group Chair
We are looking forward to the next in the series of these incredibly successful events. The EAN is providing an outlet for all of those within our industry who want to work together to improve the standing of diversity, so I encourage professionals of all levels to join us in this discussion. We are pleased that such a leading figure is able to join us at this event and I am sure Jane will have some great stories and advice to share with us. I look forward to meeting with attendees afterwards and sharing some exciting news about the work of the DWG.
Cornelius Alexander FCIPR, CIPR Diversity Working Group Chair

Registration for this event is free to 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 (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).