Results from Global Women in PR’s Annual Index revealed that whilst gender discrimination in the PR workplace remains a key contributor to the lack of senior female leaders, the research surprisingly revealed that discrimination on the grounds of ageism is almost as widespread.

Of the 53% of female PR professionals who claim to have faced discrimination in the workplace, 27% said this was based on gender discrimination, closely followed by age discrimination (23%). By contrast discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, race, disability, religion, and sexual orientation were experienced by 5% or less of respondents.

Our panelists will discuss the steps we should be taking to ensure that this issue does not prevent us from having balanced teams going forward… currently it is a key issue with many talented women leaving the industry in their late 30’s/early 40’s.

Join the discussion!

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Zoom (Virtual)
Pricing: Complimentary Admission for all Attendees

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Susan was a board director at Affinity (part of Porter Novelli Countrywide) and Media Square. She has run her own boutique PR business specialising in sport sponsorship, luxury goods and telecommunciations. 

She has close links with the leisure marine industry handling global communications for number of clients within this sector. She has strong organisational and creative abilities, is a good communicator and excellent strategic thinker. An experienced advisor on communications issues, Susan has handled a wide portfolio of UK and international clients in the drinks industry, sport, education and telecommunications.


Jo Carr is the Co-founder and Chief Client Officer at UK multi award-winning creative agency, Hope&Glory PR.  Jo has worked in PR for the past thirty years, starting her career in Japan and Hong Kong before settling into the London Agency scene.  Jo has worked for both Independent and Group-owned agencies within Chime and Omnicom.  At Hope&Glory she advises clients including IKEA, Airbnb, Uber, and Bumble.  Jo is currently the President of Women in PR in the UK.  She actively speaks out on ageism in the industry as well as campaigning for better support and understanding around the menopause.  In addition to the day job, she is also mother to two boisterous teenage sons.


Interacting day to day with C-Suite leaders Ariane is used to managing change communications programmes as well as counselling and coaching executives in fast-paced environments.

With 20+ years of agency and in house experience, Ariane has built and Manpower, engaging campaigns and purposeful storytelling for leading brands: L’Oréal, Cisco, Manpower and Coca-Cola.

An accomplished Communications professional with an appetite for Thought Leadership, Digital Transformation and Corporate Social Responsibility. Ariane’s core strengths go from internal communications to social media, including press relations and event management. Ariane is President of GWPR France whose focus for 2023 is ‘Ageism’.


Linda is a past president of New York Women in Communications and currently serves as the organization’s Treasurer. Linda’s day job is as Executive Vice President at Red Havas.

An executive leader and a communications strategist, Linda describes herself as a conversation architect, designing and delivering award-winning integrated campaigns underpinned by social media and content marketing. And, as a CFA® charterholder, Linda brings to the strategy table financial and analytical savvy that helps her deliver data-driven results for clients and the boards on which she serves. Linda joined Red Havas in October 2015 as Executive Vice President, and provides strategic counsel on digital, social and measurement to the firm’s corporate and consumer clients.


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