Empowering women in PR: Breaking through ethical and leadership challenges

Panel jointly sponsored by Public Relations Division and Media Ethics Division, presented at the 2019 AEJMC annual conference in Toronto, Canada, August 8, 2019.

Panel description: This joint panel between Media Ethics Division and Public Relations Division explores in depth the topic of women’s ethical and leadership challenges in public relations and communication management. This panel is based on an original research project jointly funded by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and the Arthur W. Page Center. The panel provides results and insights on how female communication professionals navigate through societal, structural, and attitudinal barriers to cope with cultural ambivalence and ethical challenges in advancing their leadership roles within the organization, as well as in the profession.

Juan Meng 

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Book Published: North American Communication Monitor 2018-2019. Tracking trends in fake news, issues management, leadership performance, work stress, social media skills, job satisfaction and work environment.

Meng, J., Reber, B. H., Berger, B. K., Gower, K. K., & Zerfass, A. (2019). North American Communication Monitor 2018-2019. Tracking trends in fake news, issues management, leadership performance, work stress, social media skills, job satisfaction and work environment. Tuscaloosa, AL: The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. ISBN (paperback): 978-0-578-50179-6. ISBN (electronic): 978-0-578-50180-2. […]

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Grant Awarded: PR women with influence: Breaking through the ethical and leadership challenges

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