PRCA and Women in PR join BBC’s 50:50 Project

The PRCA and Women in PR have together joined the BBC’s 50:50 Project, with a commitment to improving the balance of representation for genders in content, while providing improved representation to minority groups. The PRCA and Women in PR have launched their own challenge to the PR industry to follow suit. Launched by the BBC, the 50:50 Project is the biggest collective action on increasing women’s representation in BBC content that there’s ever been. More than 500 teams including several thousand journalists and content-makers at the BBC are involved across…

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Gender pay reporting for PR professionals – new CIPR guidance

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Women in PR (WIPR) have published new guidance to help public relations professionals calculate and communicate data on gender pay. The CIPR’s State of the Profession research recently exposed an average pay gap of £11,156 in favour of men in public relations. Further calculations – removing factors that influence salaries such as part-time work – revealed the true gender pay gap rose from £5,784 to £6,725 between 2016 and 2017. The new guidance, published today, is designed to equip PR professionals with the knowledge and confidence to lead…

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PRCA launches plans for cross-industry working group to target sexual harassment following survey

The PRCA, in partnership with PRWeek and Women in PR, has revealed the extent of sexual harassment in the PR and communications industry in a new survey – and plans to launch a cross-industry working group to target the issue. The survey revealed that 85% of respondents have experienced some form of sexual harassment, with 26% having experienced it in the past year. 15% reported that they had experienced an attempted or actual sexual assault. Only 27% of those who had experienced harassment reported it. When questioned about whether their…

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