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The Diverse Voices Initiative

The PRSA Foundation is launching  a first-of-its-kind diversity initiative designed to empower minorities in all stages of their careers, while also educating employers on ways to support their growth.

Our first project , the book  Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership, is designed to help the communications industry better understand the challenges faced by minorities in the field.  Published in partnership with the Museum of Public Relations, Diverse Voices  features interviews with more than 40 multicultural corporate, organizational and agency leaders.  These executives share candid anecdotes detailing successes and challenges that they faced during their career, as well as tips and lessons for those entering the field.  

The book is a valuable resource not only for students and educators but for managers of all levels, in agencies, corporate communications departments and organizations.  Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership will be available beginning in October 2018, with all proceeds going to the PRSA Foundation.  

During 2019, The PRSA Foundation will organize Diverse Voices panel discussions at colleges and universities  throughout the country, utilizing, where possible, the book’s participants as panelists.  Our intention is to provide diverse students with guidance to get a good head start upon graduation, and begin successful career trajectories in the field of public relations.

The book is supported by an industry-wide effort to help improve diversity and inclusion. Partners include:The Public Relations Society of America, The Public Relations Student Society of America, Page, PR Council, Institute for Public Relations, The LAGRANT Foundation, The International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communications, the National Black Public Relations Society, Hispanic Public Relations Association, The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, The International Communications Consultancy Organization and The Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board, among others.

Edited by Barry and Shelley Spector, Founders
The Museum of Public Relations, NYC