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Communicating For Change With Anita Ford Saunders
Episode 3713th February 2024 • Communicate Like You Give A Damn • Kim Clark
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Anita Ford Saunders, a veteran communicator and advocate for change, joins Kim Clark on the next episode of Communicate Like You Give A Damn. Anita shares her journey from broadcasting to public relations, highlighting key moments in her career, including winning an Emmy for her work in public affairs. As co-facilitator of the PRSA DEI Committee, Anita discusses the importance of authentic communication and meaningful action in promoting diversity and inclusion within the industry. Anita's passion for social justice exudes as she reflects on her involvement with the NAACP and her commitment to advocating for change in her community. Tune in to hear Ford's inspiring story and learn how communication professionals can drive positive change in their organizations and beyond.

About The Guest:

Anita Ford Saunders, APR, founder and owner of Anita Ford Saunders Communication, boasts over 30 years of experience in strategic communications and public relations. With a rich background in leading communication departments for both local and national nonprofits, as well as consulting for prominent foundations, Anita has left an indelible mark on the industry. Her career highlights include serving as Director of Advancement Communications at Trinity College and holding senior positions at organizations such as United Way, Yankee Gas Services Company, and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Notably, she led the award-winning communication team at Connecticut Public Television & Radio, earning three Emmys and prestigious awards from PRSA. Recognized as Practitioner of the Year by PRSA Greater CT in 2022, Anita is a committed advocate for diversity and inclusion, serving on PRSA committees and various community boards. She holds a B.A. in Communication from American University, an M.S. in Organizational and Managerial Communication from Central Connecticut State University, and is an Accredited Public Relations professional.

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About Kim:

Kim Clark (she/her) focuses her work on the communicator and content creator's role in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She is the co-author of The Conscious Communicator: The fine art of not saying stupid sh*t, an Amazon #1 bestseller and the leading voice for DEI communications and social justice messaging for brands.

She speaks at conferences, writes custom workshops, writes inclusive communications guides, and consults with companies on all things related to diversity, equity, and inclusion communications. Kim is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a cisgender woman, Native American (Muscogee Nation) and a mom of two kids with disabilities. These marginalized identities and the privileges that come with society seeing her as White motivate her daily for social change.

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