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Live Webcast: Being a Woman of Color in Communications


September 30, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Event originally scheduled for September 10th and is now rescheduled for September 30th.

Live Webcast
: Being a Woman of Color in Communications.

Hosted by the PRSA Dallas Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Sponsored by  

Join PRSA Dallas on September 30 at 6:00 pm (Central Time) for a live webcast featuring media veteran and former Editor in Chief of Ebony Magazine, Kierna Mayo. The webinar will be moderated by Jen Cho, President-elect of PRSA Dallas.

During the live webinar, Kierna will share more about her career journey including her experience of being a woman of color in the communications industry. She’ll also share her thoughts about what the communications/PR industry and individuals need to do to make the career climb more diverse and inclusive for underrepresented groups.

Location: Live webcast via Zoom (you can watch and listen in to the webinar from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device)  

Registration deadline: September 30 at 12:00 pm (Central Time)
Registration is required to receive a link
to the webinar; the link will be emailed to all registered attendees the morning of the live webinar.

If you have trouble registering or questions, please contact Liz Kennedy at [email protected].


Kierna Mayo, Content Creative & Showrunner

Kierna Mayo is an award-winning storyteller, journalist, and media executive recognized for her unwavering commitment to the cultural perspective of people of color and other underrepresented groups. 

Kierna is currently the executive producer and showrunner for the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact. She has appeared on podcasts like LongForm and Slate’s Slow Burn, as well as in recent documentaries including HBO Max’s, On the Record. She is a guest contributor on CNN.

Ms. Mayo is the former Editor in Chief of Ebony magazine where she rebranded the publication, introducing it to a millennial audience and leading its digital platform to critical acclaim. 

Thereafter, Ms. Mayo was named the Senior Vice President, Content and Brands at iOne Digital/Urban One where she launched the CASSIUS "born unapologetic" platform and directed several multicultural lifestyle, news and pop culture digital sites. 

In the late 90s, Ms. Mayo co-founded Honey magazine where she helped foster an uncharted visibility for millions of women of color of the hip-hop generation.

Ms. Mayo is a graduate of Hampton University where she received her BA in Mass Media Arts.

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$10.00 PRSA Dallas Members

$10.00 PRSA Members (outside Dallas)

$10.00 ColorComm Members

$10.00 National Black Public Relations Society Members

$10.00 IABC Members

$5.00 PRSSA Students

$15.00 Non-members