Congratulations to Claire Mason, CEO and Founder of Man Bites Dog, for being featured in Women in PR’s inaugural ’45 Over 45’ list!
The list has been launched to recognise outstanding women in the UK comms industry over the age of 45, in response to new data commissioned by Women in PR (WPR).
WPR’s research revealed that more than one in three women working in UK comms has experienced ageism, and that more than half of women under 50 admit they don’t see a future in the part of the industry they’re currently working in. The leading causes are identified as limited career opportunities to progress (42%) and a lack of visibility of women aged over 50 in inspirational senior leadership roles (44%).
Of course, the whole Man Bites Dog pack is delighted that Claire’s tireless work as an advocate and trailblazer in the UK PR industry has been recognised.
Claire founded Man Bites Dog in 2005, with a mission to create pioneering global thought leadership campaigns. Today, the consultancy has won over 80 global PR industry awards, and champions its own flagship movement, The Gender Say Gap, which seeks to increase the representation of female and diverse experts as spokespeople – recently launching a pro bono report, The Gender News Gap, in partnership with Women in Journalism.
In addition to this, Claire supports the female leaders on Man Bites Dog’s leadership team, and advocates for diverse entrepreneurship within the community as a Non-Executive Director for Coast to Capital LEP and Entrepreneur in Residence at the British Library Business and IP Centre.
Over 200 inspiring women were nominated for WPR’s 45 Over 45 list, so we’re exceptionally proud that Claire is being celebrated in its inaugural year.
Claire Mason said: “I am incredibly honoured to be included on this list alongside these fantastic female leaders. As a female-led industry we need to see more women making it to the top as female leaders and PR agency owners and ensure we don’t vanish in our prime! Ageism remains a pervasive prejudice in all walks of life, particularly for women, and it’s great to celebrate this forgotten aspect of diversity and wear our number with pride! Congratulations to everyone on the list and thank you Women in PR for this important initiative.”
You can see the full list here: https://womeninpr.org.uk/45-over-45-women/