There’s much to learn and celebrate in the October issue of The Buzz, the monthly newsletter of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC).
Some organizations fly a rainbow flag in June and seem to support 2SLGBTQIA+ rights. But do they? Do their employees feel safe to be their authentic selves? An informative and engaging discussion about “rainbow-washing” on October 12 offered valuable and practical tips to avoid this performative approach. Sarah Manley Robertson, ABC, recaps the session.
PIC celebrated our 25th anniversary at a Silver Social in September. Long-time PIC member Jane Naczynski wonders whether to give the party five stars, two thumbs up or a perfect 10. Or maybe all three? Check out some photos of the event and reactions from members and friends.
In the September Buzz, three long-time PIC members shared fond memories of PIC over the years. In this issue’s 3×3, Brent Artemchuk talks to newer members Jacqui DeBique, Marian Neglia and Trish Tervit about the value they see in being part of PIC.
Our fun new video feature, Buzzy Bits, is back. This time, Catharine Heddle, PIC’s co-Director of Programming, is in the hot seat. She answers rapid-fire questions from Arlene Amitirigala, co-Director of Communications & Social Media.
You’ll also get the details about our next event on November 7, “Tools of the trade,” when we’re asking indie communicators to share the various professional services and creative tools that make our work possible.
Want to comment on the issue or suggest future content? Connect on LinkedIn with any of the PIC executive listed in The Buzz, follow the PIC LinkedIn business page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.We’d love to hear from you. And if you enjoy the issue, scroll to the end and click “Appreciate.”