- May 3, 2021
5:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are imperatives for the Public Relations Society of America – National Capital Chapter (PRSA NCC). We have a Board approved diversity commitment, added DEI goals and metrics to our organization’s strategic plan and challenged board members and committee members to find ways to address potential bias in their various processes.
As we continue along our DEI journey, it’s important we continue to amplify and engage diverse voices of PR professionals in the D.C. market. As a result, the DEI and Membership Committees have partnered to launch a DEI Voices series. In these moderated sessions, we’ll explore career journeys of diverse PR professionals in the National Capital region and discuss ways to further advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our Chapter and our profession.
This event will be limited to 20 participants to ensure active participation and that each voice is heard. Participants must be PRSA NCC members.
Moderator: Felicia W. Blow, MBA, APR
Dr. Felicia Blow, APR, is an award-winning leader with extensive organizational, fundraising, strategic planning, leadership and management experience. With a 30 year career spanning work in Manufacturing (Caterpillar, Inc.); Waste Management and Environmental Services (Southeastern Public Service Authority); Telecommunications (Cox Communications); and Higher Education (Paul D. Camp and Tidewater Community Colleges), Mrs. Blow currently serves as Associate Vice President for Development at the renowned historically black institution Hampton University.
At Hampton, Mrs. Blow led the university’s $150 Million Dream No Small Dreams II Campaign as its campaign director. That campaign concluded December 2019 and ultimately exceeded its goal in raising more than $166 million in support of University priorities.
Among her many accomplishments, Mrs. Blow has been featured in a book Entitled “Diverse Voices” Published by the PRSA Foundation in 2018. She also has been featured in a book entitled “PR Women with Influence: Breaking through the Ethical and Leadership Challenges” by authors Meng, J., Neill, M.S., Pitts, et al, published in late 2020. She also was named Outstanding Alumna of the Year by one of her alma maters (Strayer University) in 2012. In 2019 and 2020, she also led a nearly year-long strategic planning effort that concluded in the establishment of PRSA’s first three-year strategic plan for Diversity & Inclusion.
Mrs. Blow is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and numerous other business, economic development, and community service organizations. Most notably, she has been elected as the 2021 Chair-Elect for PRSA. As Chair-Elect, Mrs. Blow will assume the role of Chair in 2022.
Mrs. Blow earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University; her Master’s in Business Administration degree from Strayer University; and she is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University.
She is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.
Felicia Blow, APR
Venue: ZOOM Meeting