Who we are

Who we are

A global organisation for senior women in PR made up of networking groups and individuals around the world; offering cross-border support, information on best practice and networking events. We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting female talent in the PR industry.

We actively focus on the key issues affecting women working in the public relations industry today.

Despite the global PR industry being two-thirds female; in the boardroom the figures are in complete reverse, with men occupying 62% of seats at the boardroom table. Currently 78% of CEOs in the top 30 PR agencies worldwide are male. (GWPR Annual Survey 2017).

GWPR is an important sector group of ICCO - the International Communications Consultancy who represent 2,500 PR firms worldwide and 48 national trade associations.

By creating a global community of senior PR women actively working together, GWPR can help promote the changes that are needed to shape the PR industry for the 21st century.

Our membership currently covers the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

What we do

We have an established membership of senior PR women in key locations around the world. This network is growing. We provide invaluable support for members with the opportunity to network face-to-face in a safe environment, not constrained by company politics.

We share initiatives to help women succeed in reaching senior positions in the industry and help with mentoring the next generation of female PR practitioners.
 We provide cross border support for senior women working in the PR industry to share contacts, ideas and experiences.

We support and provide guidance to national groups, and help develop their programmes of networking events.

Mission statement

To establish an international network of senior PR women as part of a global community, providing networking opportunities, insights and thought leadership on key issues from flexible work practices and gender pay equality to creating a more balanced boardroom and a better working environment.

Who we are