We launched accessmatters to encourage listening and the sharing of different experiences and best practice from across the industry. Here is a look back at five of our sessions, focusing on topics including disability, anti-racism, social mobility and burnout.
Allyship and disability
InFusion Comms managing director Sara Hawthorn shared her experiences as a deaf person working in the media and PR, the importance of representation and what goes into achieving Blueprint Ally status. Read our write-up or watch the full session.
Manifest partner and head of diversity and inclusion Julian Obubo spoke about creating inclusive agencies and how we can all be antiracist in our work and lives. Dealing with clients who use racist language is covered as well as how to better educate yourself. After the session, Julian also took the time to answer extra questions.
Taylor Bennett Foundation chief executive Melissa Lawrence explained the aims of the social mobility charity getting more BAME people into the PR and comms industry as well as the challenges of training and mentoring the future of our industry during a pandemic. Watch the session, read the overview and check out our previous interview with Melissa for more.
The Social Mobility Foundation’s chief executive Sarah Atkinson took us through the charity’s work to open up opportunities for young people who may not have the support networks and stability of financially-comfortable backgrounds or family connections to help them into the world of work. Here’s our write-up.
KDP Coaching & Consulting founder Katie Phillips experienced burnout herself following a 15-year career in Government, corporates and startups. She talked about the launch of her consultancy helping to prevent others from going through the same and the key signs to look out for in yourself and those around you when things get tough. Read more from the session and check out extra advice from Katie here.
Find out more about our accessmatters initiative here.