Ageism in the Communications Industry

12:00 pm


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.

Our panellists 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 30s/early 40s.

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NYWICI round table with GWPR


Sue is an experienced advisor on communications issues and has handled a wide portfolio of UK and international clients in the drinks industry, sport, education and telecommunications. Sue is the Co-Founder and Joint President of Global Women in PR – Championing, Connecting and Supporting Women in Senior PR and Communications Roles

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 actively speaks out on ageism in the industry as well as campaigning for better support and understanding around the menopause. Jo is President of Women in PR UK.

Ariane is used to managing change communications programmes as well as counselling and coaching executives in fast-paced environments. 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 organisation’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.