About the group

The CIPR's Diversity and Inclusion Network seeks to develop an inclusive culture within public relations by raising general awareness of diversity issues and increasing numbers of public relations practitioners from all backgrounds.


  1. Promote equal access opportunities by raising awareness of the business and ethical cases for diversity and inclusion in public relations.
  2. Improve understanding of the importance of planning and delivering inclusive communications, and factoring diverse audiences into campaign management.
  3. Be the voice and represent the interests of public relations professionals from diverse backgrounds.


The Diversity and Inclusion Network's remit is broad. 'Diversity' is an all-encompassing term acknowledging differences such as gender, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic background, disability, religion/faith and age. The Forum believe public relations campaigns are more effective when created and delivered by teams that are representative of the audiences they seek to engage. There are both strong moral and business cases for diversity in public relations.

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Our Committee

If you are interested in joining the committee and are able to commit the time to realising the aims of the group, please email CIPR’s PR and Policy Manager, Jon Gerlis, at jong@cipr.co.uk with a brief summary as to why you are interested in the position.

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