The Institute for Public Relations Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and The Wakeman Agency conducted a survey of 393 communications and public relations leaders to study diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) perceptions and definitions from March 17 - April 12, 2021.
The goal of this study is to spark conversation and increase awareness of the implications of fully embedding DEI into an organization and how it supports or hinders efforts geared toward transformation, internally and externally.
Overall, the survey results reveal pervasive inconsistencies among public relations professionals on how they define diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a general misunderstanding of exactly what social justice is and how it’s manifested on a day-to-day basis in professional environments. As a result, it is probable that organizational discussions and plans for action related to DEI initiatives are being hindered.
In our upcoming webinar, join report authors Vanessa Wakeman, CEO of The Wakeman Agency, and Dr. Tina McCorkindale, President and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations as they discuss the key findings of the survey and suggested definitions for frequently used DEI terms in organizations, including diversity, equity, equality, inclusion, and social justice.
Link to the full report: https://instituteforpr.org/defining-diversity-equity-inclusion-report/