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How Millennial and Gen Z PR Pros Can and Must Accelerate What’s Right

Millennials and Zoomers—two similar yet very unique generations—have the power to change the world and our industry for the better by advancing the very essence of what diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) mean simply because of our foundational upbringing, the opportunities in front of us and the unique place we hold in society...
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What is the Shelf Life of Racial Justice?

Company leaders need to reimagine the business case for diversity, dig deeper and focus on the systems and power structures within their organizations that elevate one group of people and diminishes another. This is hard work. It requires self-examination to understand our own biases and how we contribute to the systemic issues that exist...
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Accelerating Philanthropy: How We Must Evolve to Address Racial Justice

The traditional philanthropy sector is having its own reckoning with race—confronting its roots in wealth disparities and paternalistic, colonial approaches, and moving towards justice-centered giving, redistributing power and investing in community-led solutions...
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Accelerating What's Right With Data

With great knowledge and insights come with great responsibility and as business and organizations select how to use data towards their business activities, none can claim data neutrality. There are clear business and cost-effective strategies to mitigating racial and prejudice bias, but above all, these offensive applications affect people’s lives and should be open to scrutiny and accountability...
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Diversity Matters. But Not as an End in Itself.

Embracing difference means not cataloguing diversity under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, but acknowledging its impact on the bottom line...
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Championing Female Tech Leaders of the Future

Only one in six tech specialists in the UK are female, with only one in 10 of those being in leadership positions. Regardless of increasing efforts by some companies to improve, it’s clear female representation in the technology sector is still seriously lagging...
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How Europe Responded to the Black Lives Matter Movement

The summer of 2020 felt like a historical turning point. As the pandemic continues to unravel across the region and disrupt every aspect of society, from workplaces to education, the unprecedented support for the Black Lives Matter movement in Europe offered a glimpse of hope...
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Reflection for Change: How Experiences Shape Perspective

APCO’s Drake Brown shares his reflections on growing up as a Black man in American and steps companies and people need to take to have a worthwhile discussion about D&I...
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Fostering an Environment for Difficult Conversations

2020 has shown that we must celebrate the good things, and perhaps as important, we must directly address the challenges. This means we have to be comfortable with having difficult conversations. ..
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There’s Always Room for Women at the Table

Women's History Month reminds us that taking the time to have meaningful conversations and to discuss these crucial issues is critical to enacting change, but that more can and should be done...
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