Women in PR and The PR Network host flexible working debate

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 15:58 | Category : General
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We’re delighted to announce that we’re co-hosting an event with Women in PR, a sector group of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA).

The event will look at how to build a successful career in PR while working flexibly for part of your career. It will be a panel discussion representing the in-house, agency and freelance perspectives together with a flexible working specialist from outside the PR industry. Panellists:

• Karen Mattison MBE, Co-Founder of Timewise and the Power Part Time List
• Emma Coleman, Head of Communications, Groupon EMEA
• Ruth Allchurch, MD, Cirkle
• Nicola Imrie, Co-Founder, The PR Network

With the PR industry losing significant numbers of talented women in mid-career onwards, this is an issue we all believe has resonance for all women working in UK PR today. Our co-founders have championed flexible careers for the past decade since setting up The PR Network and working in a job share arrangement themselves.



The event will take place on 21st May from 6.30pm– 8.30pm at Weber Shandwick’s offices (No.2 Waterhouse Square, 140 High Holborn, London EC1N 2AE), and there will be the opportunity to network over drinks before and after the discussion with other members of The PR Network and Women in PR. Both organisations target senior practitioners and share aspirations for improving working life for women in our industry.

Tickets are available at a discounted price of £20 to members of The PR Network and can be booked HERE.

The PR Network recently announced an exciting collaboration with WPR to offer our members a 50% discount on the annual joining fee, bringing the cost down to just £50 to join the group. Set up over 50 years ago, WPR is an independent networking organisation for senior women working in the PR industry and also offers associate membership for mid-career women. The group provides an important networking platform to enable members to share experiences, assist one another in business and exchange ideas.

WPR is led by former PRN associate and Weber Shandwick, Corporate, Financial & Public Affairs Managing Director Mary Whenman as President. She is supported by Vice President Shelley Facius, also a former PRN member, and a diverse Steering Committee.

The PR Network is a consultancy member of the PRCA.


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