Who we are

Who we are

Founded in 2015, GWPR is the umbrella organisation for Women in PR networking groups around the world.

We are dedicated to supporting female talent whilst actively focusing on the key issues affecting women working in our industry today.

Despite the global PR industry being a female dominated business there is still an imbalance at the top - just 16% of senior roles on agency boards and in-house communications directorships are held by women (GWPR Global Gender Pay Survey 2016).

We are an important sector group of ICCO - the International Communications Consultancy -representing 2,500 PR firms worldwide and 48 national trade associations.

By creating a global community of senior PR women actively working together, GWPR can help promote the changes that are needed to shape the PR industry for the 21st century.

Our national member groups currently include the UK, Canada, North America, Middle East and North Africa with a number of new groups in the pipeline for 2017.

What we do

Establish national networking groups of senior PR women in key locations around the world. GWPR Groups provide invaluable support for members with the opportunity to network face-to-face in a safe environment, not constrained by company politics.

Share initiatives to help women succeed in reaching senior positions in the industry and help with mentoring the next generation of female PR practitioners.

Provide cross border support for senior women working in the PR industry and bring GWPR groups together to share contacts, ideas and experiences.

Mission statement

To establish national networking groups of senior PR women as part of a global community, providing insights and thought leadership on key issues, from flexible work practices and gender pay equality to creating a more balanced boardroom and a better working environment.

Who we are