London,
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October
2013
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Public relations professionals to discuss the business case for diversity

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today announced that it will host the next in its series of successful Equal Access Network events on Thursday 7 November at the CIPR offices in Russell Square.

The event, part of an initiative created by the CIPR’s Diversity Working Group, will look at the ‘Business Case for Diversity’ and will bring together senior business leaders and public relations professionals to discuss how leaders can increase access and encourage talented individuals into public relations. In addition, guests will leave with practical recommendations for enhancing diversity within their team through recruitment and professional development, as well as gaining a better understanding of how and why a representative public relations team can deliver better results. 

The event will include open discussion as well as remarks from an invited panel including John Lehal, Managing Director of Insight Public Affairs; Anne Groves, Director of the Taylor Bennett Foundation; Morgan Lobb, Managing Director of Diversity Jobs; Rachel Krys, Head of Media and Communications at Equally Ours (Equality and Diversity Forum) and Dr Karen Jochelson, Director of Economy and Employment Programme at Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

The event is open to CIPR members and non-members and following the discussion, guests are invited to stay for drinks, refreshments and networking.

For further information, or to register your attendance, please visit our Eventbrite booking page

Guests are asked to make a voluntary donation to the Taylor Bennett Foundation when registering their attendance.

Catherine Grinyer, Director of inclusive communications consultancy Big Voice Communications and CIPR Diversity Working Group member
We are delighted to announce the next in our series of Equal Access Network events. We have an excellent panel lined up to discuss the business case for diversity and we hope that guests will benefit from an opportunity to discuss the underlying economic and business reasons for supporting diversity initiatives.
Catherine Grinyer, Director of inclusive communications consultancy Big Voice Communications and CIPR Diversity Working Group member
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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).