In 1986 the IABC Research Foundation published The Velvet Ghetto study, which showed the increasing feminisation of the communications profession and its impacts: lower pay and reduced status of the profession. A quarter of a century later, ongoing research in the US demonstrates that things haven’t changed much.
- 21 Mar 2012
- American University of Paris, 6, rue Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris
- Free for members, 30 Euros for non-members
IABC’s Gloria Walker has been investigating the effects of the feminization on our profession in different European countries. Her PhD research looks at:
*how feminization affects the status of the communications profession and the career prospects of women;
*what strategies women use to address those issues in the workplace; and
*the significance of the findings in the context of education and training for the profession.
Gloria will join us for this session to share some of the main findings. The short presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with the following speakers:
Speakers (in alphabetical order):
Sabine Coulon, Co-founder and Secretary General of GirlzInWeb, a French association for female web professionals, Founder of Welab, online editorial strategy consultancy and the BeauxParents website
Beth Dawson, Head of Communications for the Orange SME Sector and Professor at the American University of Paris
Gloria Walker, communications consultant, researcher and lecturer. Vice-Chair of IABC Accreditation Committee
Céline Mas, Research Director at Occurrence. Author of several reports on gender inequalities.
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