This week The McGregor-Smith Review on race in the workplace was unveiled. The headline of the report is ‘The time for talking is over. Now is the time to act’ and I couldn’t agree more.
The Taylor Bennett Foundation is cited in the report (p27 & 42) as a best practice case study and it says “The Foundation is a model for how other industries can engage with the imperative of diversity and the challenge of recruitment.” Quite right too. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I went to Birmingham for the first time ever to attend the Comms2Point0 UnAwards 2016.
UnAwards are not like the usual glitzy Grosvenor House affairs. This was much more casual – held in a cinema with sweets to watch a movie with. It was a pretty full house and it was really clear to see that the comms industry is thriving with some really interesting and innovative campaigns being show cased.
To top it all off, I won the 2016 award for diversity, sponsored by the NUJ. Continue reading
I’m off on maternity leave in a couple of weeks to have baby number two. This means I have to leave my other baby, the Taylor Bennett Foundation, in the hands of my (very capable) colleagues. I’ll only be away for four months but it’s still a pretty daunting prospect that at some point I’ll have to stop thinking about feeding, nappy changing and singing wheels on the bus endlessly and revert back to my professional persona. Continue reading
In 2012 the Taylor Bennett Foundation (for which I am the Course Director) is running four more paid PR internship and training schemes designed to address the lack of black and ethnic minorities in the PR industry.
Application deadline for the Jan – Mar scheme run with Talk PR is midday on 19th December so get applying!
For more details go to our website www.taylorbennettfoundation.org
Click on the image below to read our recruitment advert.