NYWICI PRESENTS: A ROUNDATABLE DISCUSSION WITH GLOBAL WOMEN IN PR – AGEISM IN THE COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
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.