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Diversity & Inclusion

The Minnesota chapter is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment to all PR and communication professionals. In 2018, the membership voted to add a Diversity and Inclusion Officer (DIO) to its board. Long-time member Marsha Pitts-Phillips agreed to serve as DIO for a two-year term. In this role, Marsha leads diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts for the chapter including an annual half-day D&I forum.


The DIO will also:

  • Provide stewardship in aligning the chapter with the national PRSA standards and best practices for D&I;
  • Oversee the chapter’s D&I education, and lead efforts to incorporate D&I into the fabric of the chapter;
  • Serve as an advisor to the board on matters related to D&I; and
  • Work with members to increase visibility of D&I standards, resources, and best practices for the following dimensions of diversity at all levels of the organization – racial, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, culture, skills, and mindset.

PRSA D&I Strategic Plan 2020-2022
PRSA D&I Chapter Toolkit

Upcoming Events:

Check back soon!

Past Events:
Oct. 30, 2020: 2nd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum - Recording (Video) & Post-Event Resources
Sep. 17, 2020: "The Intersection of Ethics & Diversity & Inclusion" - Recording (Video & Audio) & Post-Event Resources
Jul. 28, 2020: "The Power of Language" Panel Discussion - Recording (Audio) & Post-Event Resources
Nov. 5, 2019: 1st Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum - Recording (Audio) & Post-Event Resources

Questions? Contact Marsha Pitts-Phillips at