Canadian Women in Public Relations Announces Panel Discussion on Navigating a Women's Career in Business

Discussion based on the Harvard Business Review report titled "The Hidden Brain Drain: Off-Ramps and On-Ramps in Women's Careers."  

VANCOUVER, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations (Women in PR Canada), a new national organization, is hosting a networking reception and panel discussion on navigating a women's career in business, September 27, 2016 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.

Moderated by President & Chairwoman Talia Beckett-Davis, the event will bring together public relations professionals to share ideas, contacts and experiences, and to advocate for major issues directly affecting women working in the PR industry today.

"Most professional women step off the career track at some point in their lives whether it be to raise children, care for elderly parents, or to manage other life experiences. This event aims to explore the off ramps taken by women in public relations roles in our area," explains event panelist Robin Cook Bondy, Communications Manager at Nature's Path Foods.

The discussion is based on the Harvard Business Review report titled "The Hidden Brain Drain: Off-Ramps and On-Ramps in Women's Careers." 

According to report author Sylvia Ann Hewlett, "Corporations have done a dismal job of retaining female talent. Indeed, they make it very easy for women to depart. When women take a temporary leave of absence to have children or deal with other personal matters, they find it difficult to return to work and contribute as they had previously."

In essence, corporations provide women with many career off-ramps, but provide them with few on-ramps. Women in PR Canada will facilitate a solutions-based discussion at the event on September 27th at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.

Speakers include: Robin Cook Bondy, Communications Manager, Nature's Path Foods; Charmaine Hammond, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Resilience and Team Building Expert, Hammond International Inc; Leeann Froese, Owner, Town Hall Brands; Ange Frymire Fleming, President, Vocal Point Communications; Professor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Women in PR Canada is introducing innovative new initiatives to enable groups of PR practitioners across Canada to advocate for major issues directly affecting women working in the PR industry today.

The development of Women in PR Canada is fully supported by Global Women in Public Relations, based in London, U.K. Through student, individual and corporate subscriptions, Women in PR Canada members have access to online courses, resources, case studies and networking opportunities.

Event Details:
Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel
Cost: Members: $65, Non-Members $89
Tickets: http://womeninpr.ca/event/cwpr-career-offroads-networking-reception-vancouver/

For more information, visit www.womeninpr.ca.

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About CWPR

The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations (Women in PR Canada) Ltd. is the only industry organization across Canada focused on shaping women in the field of public relations, and the only organization focused on discussing the industry's key professional interests for women in one setting. Women in PR Canada was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., with networks across Canada.

SOURCE The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations

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For further information: Media Contact: Pink Pearl Public Relations, pinkprfirm.com, talia@pinkprfirm.com


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