Editor’s Note: Lynn Appelbaum is presenting Tiptoeing the Talk: How we are REALLY doing with Diversity and Inclusion at the PRSA 2015 International Conference on Monday, Nov. 9, 10:15–11:15 a.m. The following is a guest post previewing her session.*
While the PR industry is taking steps to make diversity and inclusion more central to our business staffing, we remain far short of our goals. Many continue to offer tired justifications, such as: “We can’t find competitive talent,” or, “PR is a sink or swim industry that not everyone is cut out for.” But these excuses don’t move the conversation or the results forward.