Event | 29 May 2024

Closing the Gap: Tackling Ethnicity Pay Disparities

Posted in PR and Communications, Industry news, Learning, Events,

The Work Crowd hosted an online discussion in partnership with sister company Hanson Search and PRCA Next Gen Group on Closing the Gap: Tackling Ethnicity Pay Disparities, within the PR and communications sector.

In this session, our panel of experts renowned for their deep understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion delved into the pressing issue of ethnicity pay disparities within the PR and communications sector. 

Throughout the discussion, the panelists shared real-world experiences and offer practical strategies for addressing these disparities head-on.

Key Discussions Included: 

  • Understanding the Pay Gaps and Causes:
    The specific dynamics of ethnicity pay disparities within the public relations (PR) and communications industry.
  • Impacts on Individuals and Society:
    The broader implications of ethnicity pay gaps on individuals, families, and society at large.
  • How Companies are Preventing these Disparities:
    Understanding the shift to actionable strategies that companies can implement to address and prevent ethnicity and age pay disparities. 

Short Q&A  

Attendees had the opportunity to reach out and ask questions on the discussion topics and our speakers’ experiences. 

Facilitator: Inez Brodie, Co-Chair of the PRCA Next Gen Group and Customer Succes Manager at The Work Crowd. 

The Panle Included: 

Effie Kanyua: Founder of We Are Warriors PR and LILA Assistant, the first female founded AI Premium Writing and Content Tool. Previously known for her work at Hearst as Director of PR and Communications where she launched D&I strategies and initiatives across the publishing industry. A focus in her previous experiences also placed upon mentoring Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and female professionals.  

Sheeraz Gulsher: Founder of People Like Us and Braver, a company helping to foster a fairer workplace, supporting navigating workplace barriers, hoping to foster a fairer workplace through equitable pay whatever heritage or industry. 

Barbara Phillips: CEO of The Black Curriculum and Chair of the PRCA Race and Ethnicity Equity Board (REEB) – Empowering all students with a sense of cultural identity through the teaching of Black British History, with an aim to support social cohesion and knowledge development in young people. 

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