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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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Lord Seb Coe talks sponsorship, Olympics, politics and FIFA

Lord Seb Coe talks sponsorship, Olympics, politics and FIFA

Former Olympian Lord Coe brings the ideal mix of political nous and business acumen to his role as chairman of sports-marketing firm CSM, which now incorporates Chime's PR shop Good Relations. He tells PRWeek how geopolitics and cultural differences will transform the sporting landscape and why the balance between sport and commerce must be preserved.

Prosecutors in Japan unlikely to charge Julie Hamp - Reports

Prosecutors in Japan unlikely to charge Julie Hamp - Reports

Officials have until the end of the week to indict former Toyota global communications boss after her oxycodone arrest

Cannes 2015 - 7 things we learned

Cannes 2015 - 7 things we learned

PR made great strides on the French Riviera with the industry receiving more recognition than ever before, yet there are fears that creativity is being lost as the lines between sectors become increasingly blurred, finds Alex Benady.

Female talent more likely to stay at firms with female CEOs: Weber Shandwick study

Female talent more likely to stay at firms with female CEOs: Weber Shandwick study

They are also more likely to want to become CEOs themselves, In Asia and globally, according to a survey of more than 1750 execs

Neil Wallis cleared of phone hacking

Neil Wallis cleared of phone hacking

Neil Wallis, the former deputy editor of the News of the World, has been cleared of conspiring to illegally intercept voicemail messages.

Cannes 2015: The view from the editor-in-chief

Cannes 2015: The view from the editor-in-chief

The much-hyped, media-saturated Cannes Lions week is over for another year and it is easy to forget that, beyond the glittering yachts and the Yves St Laurent (apparently), the whole point of this 'international festival of creativity' is to be the showcase of the best campaigns from around the world.

Treat your staff like adults and you might find that flexible working works

Treat your staff like adults and you might find that flexible working works

I wasn't surprised to read recently that the PR industry is one of the worst industries for supporting flexible working patterns.

Harcourt mourns the passing of founder Caroline Cawston

Harcourt mourns the passing of founder Caroline Cawston

Caroline Cawston, former managing director of Harcourt Public Affairs, died peacefully after a battle with cancer earlier this month, the agency has announced.

Cannes: The view from London

Cannes: The view from London

This time last year I was in Cannes. This year I am not. Have I missed anything? I think not - apart from a Rose hangover.

Video: Barri Friedman Rafferty's advice to young PRs at Cannes

Barri Friedman Rafferty, chief executive of Ketchum, North America, talks to Anna Reynolds about how Cannes is relevant for young people