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Why does an industry that is two-thirds female serve women so badly when they have kids?

Why does an industry that is two-thirds female serve women so badly when they have kids?

Next Monday, PR professionals will attend a 'hack day' at the CIPR headquarters where a topic for debate will be how to stem the tide of skilled female practitioners leaving PR because of unsatisfactory maternity and return-to-work practices.

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Male modelling, David Blaine and bullshit detectors: Flack's Power Book Alternative Awards

Male modelling, David Blaine and bullshit detectors: Flack's Power Book Alternative Awards

What are the top five reasons for getting into PR? And what app ideas would the industry's top brass love to share with the world? Flack presents his own Alternative Awards from entrants to this year's PRWeek Power Book, which lists the most influential players in UK PR.

Mental Wealth: Why we should not kid ourselves

Mental Wealth: Why we should not kid ourselves

Overconfidence that we know more than we actually do means we rarely take adequate precautions to deal with life's perils.

Sector prepares for launch of PRWeek's Power Book

Sector prepares for launch of PRWeek's Power Book

Senior figures from across the industry will gather in Westminster this evening for the launch of the Power Book, PRWeek's guide to the most influential people in UK PR.

Creative inspiration: Cassetteboy

Creative inspiration: Cassetteboy

The duo behind the viral remix of David Cameron's speech last month tell PRWeek what inspires them.

Seeing red: Plain speaking is good thinking

Seeing red: Plain speaking is good thinking

Why use complex phrases to describe simple actions? It doesn't make sense, says Lucy Willatt, account director, corporate and professional services, The PR Office.

Agony Uncle: Halving happiness, content marketing and a higher purpose?

Agony Uncle: Halving happiness, content marketing and a higher purpose?

The co-author of PR Today and Richmond University's professor of PR gives it to you straight.

Mental wealth: Take a trip on the memory train

Mental wealth: Take a trip on the memory train

Our resident psychologist says if you want to develop new skills, forget learning by rote and hone the ability to retrieve key information under pressure.

From the editor-in-chief: A manifesto for career confidence

From the editor-in-chief: A manifesto for career confidence

Perhaps the biggest frustration for any PR professional is the lack of credit that they receive for their work, their advice, even their entire careers.

If PR is serious about diversity it has to overhaul the job spec

If PR is serious about diversity it has to overhaul the job spec

Across the UK, from Edinburgh to Earls Court, the public relations industry isolates the public and gives a masterclass in how to create barriers instead of opportunities.

Four more agencies sign up to PR Internships For All

Four more agencies sign up to PR Internships For All

Hanover, Whitehouse Consultancy, Freedman Brown and Jargon PR are the first PR agencies to sign up to PR Internships For All since the scheme was expanded to smaller agencies and in-house departments last month.