Diversifying the Workplace: Networking & Happy Hour Event

August 22, 2018

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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The Monocle
4510 Manchester Rd
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Diversifying the PR Workplace 

With August being PRSA’s Diversity & Inclusion Month, we look forward to hosting a happy hour with Melanie Powell-Robinson of Diversity Awareness Partnership. It is important to undertstand that diversity is not "black and white". It's not only about racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation and gender differences, but also about diversity of skill sets, mindsets and cultures at all levels of the organization. Melanie, who also serves as PRSA St. Louis' Chief Diversity Officer, will give a brief presentation on the importance of diversifying the workplace followed by a networking happy hour to meet and chat about different diversity tactics and how to employ those tactics in the workplace.

Melanie Powell-Robinson

Melanie Powell-Robinson, Executive Director of Diversity Awareness Partnership, serves the St. Louis region through her dedication to community service and advocacy for inclusion and equity both professionally and socially. She has recently championed working with the St. Louis Crisis Nursery; Let’s Start; Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk; and Every Step Counts. 

Previously, Melanie served as the Director of Communications, Marketing and Engagement for Riverview Gardens School District, she has a B.S. in Psychology from St. Louis University and M.A. in Management and Leadership from Webster University.

Melanie has received several awards for her dedication to community. Melanie was elected and serves as Chief Diversity Officer on the Board of Directors for the Public Relations Society of America, St. Louis Chapter, and is a member of the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists. She has been recognized by many of the organizations she is associated with including Young Professionals Award by the 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Professional of the Year by the Missouri School Public Relations Association.

*Advance registration required. Includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers. 


$20.00 PRSA Chapter Member

$35.00 Non-Member

$15.00 Students