PR’s Top Pros Talk… Effective DEI Practices – Maria Rodriguez
How can organizations increase awareness around DEI? Maria Rodriguez, President & CEO, Vanguard Communications, urges employers to abandon the assumption that employees only want to work on projects that align with their identities. She shares the value of having open conversations with staff members about what projects they are passionate about and comfortable working on. Maria also recommends that companies partner with organizations like ColorComm, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the National Association of Black Journalists in their hiring process.