We are committed to encouraging more women in our industry to take on leadership roles.
To help fulfil this aim we are developing an international mentoring programme in support of our members
The first initiative is our 24-hour speed mentoring event on International Women’s Day.
On Monday 8th March 2021, over 100 members from our groups around the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day with live speed mentoring sessions.
During this 24-hour period leading PR professionals from New York to Singapore, London to Moscow and Mexico to Mumbai, will be mentoring over 200 mid-career PR women in 30 minute sessions across 20 countries. They include some of the most senior women working in the global PR and Communications industry.
GWPR is inviting women with a minimum of five years’ experience in PR to participate as mentees via this application form.
Once accepted they will be matched with an international mentor. All mentoring sessions will be cross border and will embrace the IWD 2021 theme #ChooseToChallenge.
By creating this unique mentoring day GWPR is aiming to inspire and support the next generation of PR women and encourage them to become the leaders of the future.
Most PR professionals acknowledge that more needs to be done to ensure that there are more women in leadership positions. The 2020 #GWPR Annual Index found that the most important initiative for helping break down barriers to the boardroom was to have more senior women as role models.