• Date
    2nd March at 01:00pm
  • Venue
  • Host
    Women in PR Cymru
  • Category

We’re proud to join forces with Global Women in PR to host this Wales Week London webinar – the first episode of our 2021 Spring Leadership Series.

COVID-19 has forced us to stay indoors and build protective walls around our households. Fortunately, online connectivity has enabled us to bring the world inside.

Through platforms like Teams and Zoom, we’ve managed to stay connected to our family, friends, and colleagues – and we’ve fostered communities, both new and old.

So, what will this mean for us in a post-COVID-19 world? How will it shape the way we connect and communicate? And how can we harness the opportunities further – to build a bigger stage for Wales, our industry, and ourselves?

Join us, and an international panel of guests, to explore the power of networks and the exciting potential at our fingertips for building deeper, and more meaningful, global connections.

Global Women in PR (GWPR) connects and supports women in around the world who work in the PR industry. It currently has groups across Europe, India, Russia, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa and are fast developing groups in the US, Asia Pacific, and South Africa.

The panel:

Susan Hardwick - co-Founder of GWPR and a highly experienced communications consultant. She has been a board director at one of the UK's top PR consultancies, head of communications for a large retail chain and run her own business developing global communications programmes for both consumer and business to business clients. An experienced advisor on brand development and issues management, Susan has handled a wide portfolio of UK and international clients, from FTSE 100 companies to top international sporting events.

Cornelia Kunze - Chair of the Global Women in PR International Board and President of GWPR Germany. She is Founder and co-owner of i-sekai, an international boutique consultancy based in Munich and Berlin. Cornelia has been at the forefront of global communications for over 30 years and has been a strong advocate for women to take on leadership roles. She has worked across Europe, Asia and the US as a brand strategist, in-house communicator, and senior agency executive. She had leading operational, practice and client roles, whilst working at Edelman and headed campaigns for many multi-national brands headquartered across the globe.

Rachel Dunn - an integrated communications professional with over 20 years’ experience in the UK and Middle East, and runs the GWPR network in MENA. Most recently she was Deputy Managing Director at Weber Shandwick with operational responsibility for the Dubai office, overseeing a headcount of 45. Rachel moved to the region in October 2008 following nine years in London at ad agency HHCL & Partners, as well as boutique PR shops Killa Communications and Brave PR, developing cut through communications for the likes of Texaco, Birds Eye, Habitat, Unilever and P&G. Rachel is a seasoned comms professional, having provided strategic counsel, training, and programme direction to some of the world’s leading brands including General Motors, Mastercard and PepsiCo.

The Hosts:

Rachel Moss - over 25 years’ experience in media, communications, and PR. A national network and regional television journalist for 10 years, she worked as a newsreader and reporter for ITN, ITV News, Five News, and the BBC, before moving into PR and communications in 2005. Rachel spent 15 years as Head of Communications for the Wales Audit Office and is currently PR and Communications Lead at Top 100 UK law firm, Hugh James, based in Cardiff and London. Rachel is co-founder and co-President of Women in PR Cymru, international GWPR Board member, a Fellow of the CIPR and a Chartered PR practitioner.

Laurian Hubbard - a CIPR Fellow and award-winning Chartered PR Practitioner. She is currently the Chief Events Officer leading a project in 10 Downing Street and was formally the Strategic Communications Lead for Citizens and Nations on the UK Transition Campaign in the Cabinet Office. Laurian is also the Founder and Co-President of Women in PR Cymru, International Board member of Global Women in PR and a Chartered Assessor for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.