Panel Debate: Closing PR's Gender Pay Gap

The CIPR's State of the Profession research indicates that women in PR are paid £5,784 a year less than men. In an industry which claims to be strategic, forward-thinking and modern, this harks back to an old-fashioned era and weakens PR's standing as a professional business service.

Why is there such a startling gulf in pay between male and female PR people? What effect does this issue have on the industry’s ability to attract and retain high-calibre practitioners? And what can be done to change things?

To answer these questions - and others - the CIPR is teaming up with its Diversity and Inclusion Forum and Greater London Group to run a panel discussion entitled 'Closing PR’s Gender Pay Gap' on Tuesday 5 September.

Past President Sarah Pinch Chart.PR, FCIPR and CIPR Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year 2015 Valentina Kristensen MCIPR will be joined by Janice Guy from Jungle Green Market Research and John Brown from Hotwire PR to discuss the causes, effects and potential solutions to this issue, with comments and questions invited from the audience.

The event will take place at CIPR HQ in Russell Square between 18:30 and 20:30. Attendance is free and refreshments will be served once the discussion has finished. Register here.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

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).