The PR Show: The diversity problem

Episode 34,   Nov 27, 2019, 03:35 PM

PR professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds are being held back in their careers in what is a largely white industry. A combination of prejudice in the recruitment process, unconscious bias that favours white employees, apathy about the issue, and a lack of understanding is holding back BAME talent. BME PR Pros’ Elizabeth Bananuka, Manifest’s Julian Obubo and WX’s Zoe Stafford discuss the problem, why it exists, some positive programmes and what can be done to improve diversity in the communications industry.