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I am hauling my sizeable frame 13.1 miles for Taylor Bennett Foundation because We need a more diverse and inclusive PR world

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  • Event: Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2017, 08 Oct 2017

Taylor Bennett Foundation

We train and mentor BAME grads and students to improve diversity in the PR industry

Charity Registration No. 1150556

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We've got a problem in PR. We seem to be failing to attract and retain the diverse talent we need to truly reflect the clients and public we serve.

In five years the industry has managed to increase representation of Asian and black people by only one percentage point apiece, which means both ethnic groups are underrepresented by between one half and a third. (Source: PR Week, Jan 2017)

This has a negative effect on our creativity, our strategy and ultimately, PR being considered a professional and well rounded industry. 

The Taylor Bennett Foundation’s award-winning training and mentoring programmes exist to encourage black, Asian and ethnic minority graduates to pursue a career in communications.

Established by communications executive search firm Taylor Bennett in partnership with the University Of East London in 2008, the Foundation seeks to address the need for greater diversity in the public relations industry.

I've been an active supporter of this foundation and have seen first hand the quality of the candidates that come through the programme and go on to have outstanding careers in the industry.  

Please support me in this challenge and in turn, support the greater diversity of our workforce for the benefit of everyone. 

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