Discover why people flock to WordCamps

WordCamps – is this where they play Scrabble, or perhaps word bingo? Is it a spelling bee or literacy improvement event? To experience a WordCamp, and the WordPress community which populates these global events, is to experience the essence of shared learning, informal knowledge exchange, and opportunities for both professional and personal development. WordCampers may… Read More »

Automated tools to help PR practice

The CIPR artificial intelligence (AI) panel has published an initial list of 95 tools collated from its crowd-sourced project. Check out the list to find ones that will help you in your work. A number of AI tools I suggested are feature in this database. The project had its genesis in the #PRstack project from 2014… Read More »

Managing how your teams deal with GDPR

New data protection regulations are coming. The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new EU legal framework for processing citizens’ data, and will be in force in the UK from 25 May 2018. In preparation for this, a series of partnership webinars will bring together senior practitioners and leaders in the area of information… Read More »

Gender equality in pay still to come

Call for gender equality this International Women’s Day Women are still having to work harder to survive and thrive professionally in the workplace. The Gender Pay Gap is a symbol of how inequality persists in 2017, according to women and gender historians Dr Maureen Wright and Dr Barbara Thompson. International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017,… Read More »

The suffragette movie

The story of the suffragettes has reached the international movie market almost 100 years on from the movement’s most dramatic period, writes Abha Thakor. “We’re in every home, we’re half the human race, you can’t stop us all!” – this battle-cry heralds the newly released feature film ‘Suffragette’, bringing today’s audience a renewed or perhaps initial understanding of women’s fight for… Read More »

‘My PRstack 2’ book – a guide to using digital tools

By Abha Thakor Want to use more digital tools in communications, but don’t know where to start? The second #PRstack book helps improve public relations workflow and support practitioners’ professional development. The book features 48 guides to help public relations professionals add to their digital PR skills. It is available both as an e-book and… Read More »

Gender pay gap shows large discrepancies

The ongoing significant pay gap in 2015 between men and women has been highlighted in a number of studies. Two independent studies this year have found that there is a difference of about £8,500 in earnings between the genders for equivalent roles. Women managers working in equivalent full-time roles earn 22 per cent less than men, according to research published… Read More »

100 years of growing women’s roles in society

By Abha Thakor The Women’s Institute is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and local groups up and down the UK are marking the milestone. The WI was formed during the First World War and grew as it encouraged countrywomen to grow and preserve food for the nation. The first British WI met on Anglesey, North Wales, on… Read More »