Diversity and inclusion are integral to the evolution and growth of PRSA and the public relations industry.
Diversity covers characteristics, identities, and their intersectionality. The most obvious contexts of diversity include race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, culture, age, gender, gender identity, and diversity of thought. However, in a rapidly changing society, diversity continues to evolve and can include class, socioeconomic status, life experiences, learning and working styles, and personality types, intellectual traditions, and perspectives, in addition to cultural, political, religious, and other beliefs. These defining attributes impact how we approach our work, connect with others and move through the world. Though everyone has at least one thing in common, we are all different. In the PRSA Thoroughbred Chapter, diversity and inclusion are proactive behaviors that respect, embrace, and celebrate those differences.
For us, diversity and inclusion are vital to the success of our chapter, our profession, and the communities in which we live, work and serve. We champion diversity and inclusion by reaching and involving chapter members who represent a broad spectrum of differences as well as encouraging participation in chapter leadership and programming. We also champion diversity in our community efforts and outreach, bringing diverse voices to the table even if they are not currently represented in the PRSA Thoroughbred Chapter membership. Ultimately, the success of our community is success for all of us.