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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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I didn't get where I am today...without working hard and laughing hard

I didn't get where I am today...without working hard and laughing hard

Ilona Hitel, the founder of The CommsCo, on two key reasons for her success.

Rising star: Gemma Nelson, social media manager, Ordnance Survey

Rising star: Gemma Nelson, social media manager, Ordnance Survey

Gemma Nelson, 37, already had nine years' ­experience in internal comms and as a press officer at Ordnance Survey when she spotted that the social ­media department was understaffed and underperforming at the Government-owned map-maker.

Hiive releases video with Caitlin Moran on top tips for creative industries

Hiive releases video with Caitlin Moran on top tips for creative industries

Hiive, an online network for creative people, has produced a video featuring journalist and author Caitlin Moran and producer Ash Atalla sharing their tips for how to get into creative industries.

Unilever's Sue Garrard: an agent of radical change

Unilever's Sue Garrard: an agent of radical change

Sue Garrard, Unilever's comms supremo, is also in charge of implementing the firm's revolutionary Sustainable Living Plan - but as a woman in a senior position her "power of purpose" is creating ripples far beyond her immediate sphere.

Mothers of invention: Semaphore London launched by former ad agency directors

Mothers of invention: Semaphore London launched by former ad agency directors

A new agency called Semaphore London was launched today, promising to blend the agility of PR with the content abilities of a top ad agency.

Why are there so few female leaders in PR?

Why are there so few female leaders in PR?

Following International Women's Day last Sunday and to coincide with our women's issue, PRWeek asks why an industry that is two-thirds female has such clear imbalances when it comes to senior roles and pay equality. We spoke to senior women in the industry about the main barriers women in PR face, why we should do something about it, and what steps the industry can take to tackle this issue.

Online network launches to boost UK creative industries sector

Online network launches to boost UK creative industries sector

An online network for creative people, Hiive, was launched yesterday alongside Create UK - a government-backed strategy to support the development of the creative industries.

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Maximise your potential by planning ahead and having a strategy, says Alice Weightman, founder of Hanson Search.

Thriller or Filler: Mindfulness Pocketbook by Gill Hasson, published by Capstone

Thriller or Filler: Mindfulness Pocketbook by Gill Hasson, published by Capstone

As a mum of three and an owner of a PR agency, keeping up with the constant demands of a fast-paced life can be a struggle.

Flexibility goes hand in hand with diversity

Flexibility goes hand in hand with diversity

It's more than a box-ticking exercise; it can help companies retain the best talent and produce the best work possible.