Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity can be defined as the sum of the ways that people are both alike and different. The dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, culture, religion, mental and physical ability, class or immigration status.

The way that people react to diversity is driven by values, attitudes, beliefs and the like. Full acceptance of diversity is a major principle of social justice.

Inclusion, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is defined as “the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.”

Inclusion is not just about having that “seat at the table” but is about ensuring everyone’s voice is heard and fully considered.

Having Diverse Dialogues
As communications professionals, our voices are critical in bringing about change within our organizations. We must be confident in speaking to our leadership teams and pushing forward critical, and often uncomfortable, conversations about current events and social matters among our employees. Through Diverse Dialogues, we bring together leaders and experts in Diversity and Inclusion to share insights and best practices to guide communications professionals in having critical conversations to enable real change.

Being Strategic About Diversity and Inclusion 
In businesses and organizations large and small, the importance, relevance and impact of strategic diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts, including the critical “business case” for D&I, is becoming better understood. At PRSA, we are committed to building a community that reflects these principles and are excited to share with you the PRSA 2020-2022 D&I Strategic Plan.

Bringing Vision to Reality at PRSA Tampa Bay
This new strategic plan represents a “shared model” for action. Together, we are embarking on a journey that is transparent, intentional and consistent, pushing thoughtful efforts and actions as we accept the call to bring PRSA’s vision to reality in Tampa Bay.

Learn more about diversity and inclusion within PRSA Tampa Bay:

How to Give the Gift of Inclusivity

Moffitt Cancer Center Shares Tips on Becoming an Inclusive Brand

Cultivate Year-Round Support for Service Members, Veterans and Their Families

How to Cultivate Diversity & Inclusion as PR Professionals

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the COVID Era

In PRSA, I Found a Community That Inspires

Looking at Diversity Through a Communications Lens

PRSA Announces Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, Committing to Diversifying the Profession 

LGBTQ+ Ally Company Honorees Pave the Way for Workforce Equality

PR Pros Discuss Leading the Conversation at Work About Race and Racial Injustice

A Salute to Women in History, Women in PR