Women in public relations: Ascribed and avowed leadership identities and expectations
Journal of Public Relations Research, forthcoming.
Abstract: Women who aspire to leadership positions in public relations have to develop political astuteness when it comes to addressing ascribed identities and expectations associated with gender and race. Through 51 in-depth interviews with women working in mid-management and senior-executive level positions in public relations in the U.S., this study provides new insights into women’s perceptions regarding the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in public relations leadership. The study revealed some women’s preferences for contemporary management styles such as servant leadership and transformational leadership as well as barriers to advancement and influence, particular for women of color.
Kim, Hanyoung (Grady PhD Candidate and now assistant professor at University of Houston) and Jeong-Yeob Han won 2021 Enzaim Best Article Award (2nd place) from Korea Health Communication Association, in recognition of the work ‘Hope in the Depths of Despair: Theorizing about Hope in the Fear Appeal Context.
The roles of instrumental support and mentoring in balancing professional and family responsibilities: Perspectives from women in PR in the United States
Abstract: The rise of a professional career presents women in today’s public relations profession an intense challenge in balancing professional and family responsibilities. Therefore, this study investigates female public relations professionals’ perceptions of work-family conflict in their daily life. Specifically, we focused our research on women working in the professions of communication and public relations […]