Our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

In October 2020 we hosted an event to look to the future of the comms profession and hear from a panel of expert speakers. We also celebrated Black History Month and took a moment to recognise the importance of having diverse voices across our industry.

You can download the speakers’ key takeaways and tips on maintaining mental health during a crisis here:

IABC BHM 28.10.2020 event handout

Attendees at our Black History Month 2020 event.

As a starting point to demonstrate our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity, the IABC UK & Ireland 2020-2021 board has pledged to live by the following statements:

Diversity of panels

We commit to always have someone from a minority group on our panels, where we have more than one speaker.

Diversity of images

We will ensure the images we use reflect our members, the communications profession and the communities we all work in.

Diversity of thought

We will highlight a range of voices through our UK&I blog.

Diversity of cultures

We will mark dates of significance via our social channels or through events, e.g. International Women’s Day; Black History Month; International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

We will be reminding ourselves of these commitments on a regular basis, and would also ask all our members to hold us accountable.

Thank you.

Sarah Harrison

IABC UK&I President 2020 – 2021

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