Weber Shandwick Honored For Its Diversity Programs

Oct 25, 2012, 15:50 ET from Weber Shandwick

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick last night received two awards from the Council of PR Firms and PRWeek for its Diversity and Inclusion programs.  

The Diversity Distinction in PR awards recognize best practices and leadership in promoting ethnic diversity within the PR sector. 

Weber Shandwick's winning programs included:

  • Best Diversity Initiative – For Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Talent. Weber Shandwick earned top marks in this category that honors programs to improve ethnic diversity so it permeates the entire agency.  The firm was honored for delivering live, customized diversity and inclusion training in multiple U.S. offices.  Judges also cited our program that taps one high-potential candidate a year to attend "Strengthening the Pipeline," the flagship, five-day program offered by The Executive Leadership Council, a premier group of senior black Fortune 500 executives.
  • Best Community Initiative for PR Agencies. The firm and its Detroit office were honored for its high school mentoring program, The Social Circle. 

"These awards are a testament to Weber Shandwick's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone is valued," said Harris Diamond, chief executive officer of Weber Shandwick. "We are especially proud of our work in our local markets where we strive to educate and empower students to consider careers in PR and provide opportunities for mentoring, training and leadership-building for the future leaders of the profession."

About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries around the world. The firm has won numerous awards for innovative approaches and creative campaigns including being named both The Holmes Report's 2012 Global Agency of the Year and the "Most Creative PR Firm in the World," based on the agency's first-place finish in its "Creative Index," as well as PR News' 2012 Digital PR Firm of the Year. Major practice areas include consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate and crisis management. The firm has deep, award-winning expertise in social media and digital marketing that helps drive engagement. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit


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