CIPR Council Elections: “I get stuff done” #VoteSarah

Image taken from with thanks. Voting kicks off in the CIPR Council elections next Monday, 1 September. Here’s why I'd be grateful for your support.

#1 Listener and doer, and regional offices As a member based in the regions and agency owner, I have represented member interests openly and successfully for almost a decade.

Here's an example: members have repeatedly asked for access to CIPR office facilities outside London. It’s an issue I have lobbied hard on.

By the end of the year North East members will have their own hub in Newcastle as part of a pilot project with Newcastle University.

Elsewhere members will have access to hot desk and meeting room facilities across the UK both in their local area and when they travel.

It’s part of adding value to your membership and a key benefit for everyone.

#2 Tackling the gender pay gap I'm working on my biggest project yet for the CIPR - the gender pay gap. The aim is to iron out the £12,000 salary mismatch that both CIPR and CMI data has highlighted.

This is a long term programme. I'm leading a hack day in autumn and am keen to ensure the results deliver change.

A vote for me will give me the opportunity to ensure that's the case - and could potentially help you too.

#3 “Be the change you want to see" I'm not in this because I have a product or service to sell to CIPR members or because I need the profile, but because I want to make our industry better.

It's always been that way as my track record will testify. I'm certainly proud of what's been achieved during my time as chair of the Professional Practices Committee as we move to professionalise our industry.

There are lots of strong candidates standing for Council. I'm here to represent you.

The CIPR has never had such a strong voice within the profession, business, government and internationally.

If you’re a CIPR member please #VoteSarah and if you’re not please consider joining us.

Thank you.