LETTER: Diversity with PR should have improved years ago

I had mixed feelings about Colin Byrne's column last week. I was delighted to see a person of influence in the industry voicing a concern that I've had since I began working in London ten years ago; but I was saddened that the situation has not improved at all.

Weber Shandwick should not be the only agency waving the flag; and the diversity needs to be at all levels. When I was appointed to the board of Hill & Knowlton in 2004, I was the first black person to be on it. I'm fairly confident that the picture remains as homogenous almost everywhere.

We must work together, and try harder, to make it more diverse - and that also includes the industry bodies. Either the industry is oblivious to the lack of diversity, or it is ignoring it.

Zena Martin, MD, Acknowledge Communications.

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