Monday, November 2, 2009

PRSA Dallas' Drinks+Diversity Initiative Receives National Diversity Award

This year, our very own Leah Ekmark and Marie Powell (2009 PRSA Dallas Diversity co-chairs) created and launched PRSA Dallas' first, ongoing diversity program for the chapter.

Appropriately coined "Drinks+Diversity" (D+D), the informal, quarterly networking event was initiated to potentially expand the PRSA Dallas membership base and also raise awareness about the importance, and various meanings, of diversity.

Today, we heard from the PRSA National Diversity Committee that this initiative has earned the Dallas chapter a 2009 Diversity award! Along with the Orange County and Miami chapters, PRSA Dallas will be presented with the award at the National Assembly Luncheon in San Diego on November 7th. In addition, each winning chapter will receive a $250 reward to help advance its own diversity initiatives.

For those of you who haven't made it to a D+D happy hour yet, we invite you to join us for our next event, co-hosted by NuPros, at Elbow Room on Thursday, Nov. 5th beginning at 6 p.m. There, you will learn cutting-edge trends and tactics of diversity in communications from Shawn Williams, founder and publisher of Dallas South blog. Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to network with your peers and other industry professionals in an informal, happy hour environment – all while learning more about diversity! View event details and RSVP via Twitter here: or contact

Past D+D event speakers include Tommy Thompson, president of iNSPIRE! and Cooper Smith, editor-in-chief and publisher of Gay List Daily.