Asks Whether Women in PR Have an Attitude Problem


By Tonya Garcia Comment

Yesterday we tweeted a story from that has had more than a few people talking: “Are Women in PR Just Grown Up Mean Girls?”

PR pros of the female persuasion immediately took to the comments of that story to defend the ladies of public relations, emphasizing the stress and hard work that goes into their daily work. Sources acknowledged a  dog-eat-dog mentality among publicists, that is fostered in some ways by the industry.

On our Twitter feed, some answered the question with a definitive “yes”, others with a definitive “no”, and others with more nuanced explanation.

Picking up on one of the sources’ comments, did a follow up asking whether PR needs a PR rep, a question we’ve heard asked before and one that is being addressed by the #PRDefined campaign.

Is this just a reputation issue? Or does the industry have a serious attitude problem? Is the culture out of whack? Share your thoughts.