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22.10.2019

The (Diversity) Blueprint

The (Diversity) Blueprint

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We’re proud to announce that our HR Director, Katie Gallop, joins The Blueprint’s 25-strong Advisory Board to help increase racial diversity in the PR industry.

The Blueprint is the brainchild of BME PR Pros which is led by the inspirational and high octane, Elizabeth Bananuka to attract new comms talent from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.  As well as The Xec – a one-year leadership scheme for BME PRs, other planned initiatives will include #CareerHack – interactive events for those from BME backgrounds who are interested in a career in PR – as well as a  ‘Kite Mark’ system for employers.

According to the CIPR State of Profession Report 2019, 92% of PR practitioners classify themselves as ‘white’, compared to 88% the previous year and we’re delighted to help broaden the sector’s talent pool by tackling diversity.  Katie sits alongside influential business leaders from Vodafone, Energy UK, British Business Bank and Britvic.