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    IWD: The Day After

    Is Corporate Inc not reading the room? Now that the buzz across the communication industry on International Women’s Day has died down and I am sure all of you are already prepping for offers on Holi, let’s suss out what the day meant for women in the industry. As people who are often tasked with finding innovative ways to communicate and push brand campaigns on IWD let’s dive into what and how women in the industry really view this day. To prep for this article, I ran a Linkedin poll before the D-Day and conducted a fiery Twitter chat with 13 strong voices from the community along with having a…

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    PRPOI: Inspiring Quotes from Women in Communication & Media

    This International Women’s Day, this is a blog you must read to be and stay and inspired by strong voices from the Communication & Media Industry to encourage you to continue on your path to the leadership team…all the way to the top. Let’s create a more equal world in the industry:       The field of communications has for decades offered vast opportunities for women, and while women still face challenges in reaching the very top, the women in leadership positions in communications serve as role models. They prove that leadership is not a gender-based trait. If anything, these leaders have shown that empathy and other so-called feminine…

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    International Women’s Day: Another marketing gimmick or what women want?

    Women don’t just need a day! They need the whole year and half the planet! Yes, we are ultimately occupying not just time, but space as well. In the battle for resources on our little blue planet spinning on its orbit around the sun, we need to understand that time, and space are both finite resources and not necessarily dispensed with fairly! Which also brings us to Public Relations and Women’s Day! What’s wrong with that you might ask? Well, nothing. Except how many times have we discussed our PR strategies for women’s day and how many of them are genuinely beneficial to women? If you are already shaking your…

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    Looking to get back to a corporate job, are we?

    Someone asked ‘did you match the keywords on your resume to the job description?’. I said, ‘hell no, I’m no Google (no offence). And how am I to showcase my creativity as a communicator? They all unanimously said ‘keep quiet and just match the keywords’. So, I did that. Did I get the job? Oh no hold on, there was more. Then someone said, ‘girl this is too much content, please rework’! I said, ‘but this matches exactly to the job description that I just got’! They said, ‘come on get smarter, make it shorter, no one has the attention span’. I was like, ‘seriously it’s a senior role, shouldn’t…

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    Gender Diversity in PR

    Gender diversity is rapidly gaining momentum across the globe where the corporate world is striving for equal representation of both genders as well as marginalised groups. But we cannot say the same for the Public Relations industry, where it is common knowledge that it is a woman-dominated profession, as a whole. The same goes for India too. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, although women hold 72.8 percent of public relations management jobs overall, only 10.7 percent of roles are held by those who are black, 3.1 percent by Asians, and 3.1 percent by Hispanics or Latinos. However, modern PR as we know it today started off on a…