INPR is a place for all. 

INPR exists as a place to support and promote inclusion of all within the areas of public relations and communication.

It aims to shed light on what it’s like working in the public relations industry with a disability, provide support and training for agencies, in-house and independent practitioners taking steps to make their teams and practices more inclusive and build a community of PR pros who openly, or otherwise, are working with a disability, chronic illness or impairment.

About Sara Thornhurst Chart.PR

I’ve been active in disability education across the PR and communications sector since 2016. I’m a disabled PR practitioner and trainer who believes PR should be representative and inclusive of disability in society.

I’ve worked both agency and in-house and have run my own agency specialising in sustainability, energy and the circular economy. I’m active in the CIPR as the current Chair of the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Committee and member of the Diversity and Inclusion Network. I’ve been a visiting lecturer in digital marketing at Leeds Trinity University and I’m a #CommerHero ambassador for 2023.

I’m also a non-executive board member of the Blueprint and West Leeds Dispatch.

Me, Sara Thornhurst, a white woman with long grey hair wearing a green t-shirt and smiling at the camera.

Below is a list of events I’ve spoken at and companies I’ve delivered workshops and sessions for:

  • The Blueprint – How to Diversify Comms
  • Diversity in Action
  • Comms Hero
  • Vuelio
  • Barclays Bank – International Women’s Day
  • The Blueprint – The Xec Leadership Course
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Milk and Honey PR
  • Flagler College, Florida
  • PR Fest
  • St Andrew’s University
  • CIPR Volunteer Conference
  • Leeds Digital Festival

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Contributing to the INPR site

If you’d like to share your experience of being disabled in PR – whether you’re freelance, in-house or agency based, please get in touch and tell me what you’d like to share.  Whether it’s an interview story, lived experience, becoming disabled during your PR career, or why you don’t like labels, this site is a place to share and air those stories. Blogs can be posted anonymously if requested.

One of the goals of the site is to build a resource of helpful, insightful articles for disabled PR pros, employers and those committed to improving diversity in their own spaces. If you have a resource you think should be listed on the Resources page, let us know using the contact details below.