The Page Board of Trustees is determined to increase diverse representation in our membership. That means more people of color in the most senior jobs in our profession, and that will require an industry-wide commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels. This is why, in partnership with other leading organizations in our profession we created the Diversity Action Alliance. DAA has resources for leading communications organizations that provide education, insights, and thought leadership to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within your organization and beyond.
Page’s DEI Advisory Board, comprised of Page members, Page Up members and various industry and DEI leaders, oversees Page-specific programs related to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The DEI Advisory Board, co-chaired by Mike Fernandez of Enbridge and Sheryl Battles of Pitney Bowes, has two task forces that work on specific programs and initiatives:
The Diverse Future program is designed to build a pipeline of diverse senior communications executives. We assemble some of the most accomplished professionals as instructors and mentors, exploring topics that prepare participants to make a difference within their own firms, and beVisit the Diverse Future website for more information.yond, aVisit the Diverse Future website for more information.s they rise to leadership positions.Visit the Diverse Future website for more information.
The program offers participants the opportunity to gain insights, learn best practices and receive feedback on the skills needed to advance in the communications profession. Limited to a class of 12, the cohort will form a peer network, with supplemental mentoring provided beyond the initial week-long program.
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A virtual event that helps build connections between the next generation of diverse professionals in the communications industry and Page and Page Up members.
Through panel discussions and breakouts we provide an opportunity for young professionals to acquire the knowledge and experience from industry leaders as well as network and get advice from them.
Mentoring To Accelerate Progress and Success (M.A.P.S.) is a structured one-year mentorship program from Page's DE&I Advisory Board that encourages professionals of color to stay in the communications field and guides them as they advance. M.A.P.S. works to improve diverse representation and retention in public relations and corporate communications by facilitating two-way learning, engagement, and career growth between mentors and mentees.
The program, free for mentees anywhere in their communications career journey, guarantees a mentor from the esteemed Page and Page Up Membership and runs from March to February each year. Keep an eye out for Mentor and Mentee applications for the 2023 cohort starting in January 2023. Please contact Dhaakira Braswell at email@example.com for more information or questions on this program.
Here is a list of member-shared DEI resources.
If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please reach out to Carmella Glover Page’s Vice President of DE&I and President of DAA.