MIAMI—Kelly Parisi, head of communications and marketing for Lean In—a nonprofit organization and online community dedicated to helping all women achieve their ambitions—will discuss gender stereotypes and the organization’s goal of creating a more equal society at the fourth Global Public Relations Summit in Miami later this year.
Parisi recently joined Lean In—which takes its name and inspiration from Facebook COO Cheryl Sandberg’s book of the same name—to oversee the Foundation’s public relations efforts, media relationships, marketing efforts and social media. Prior to that she was a communications executive at Girl Scouts of the USA where she oversaw the organization’s internal, external, and sensitive issue communications, as well as the organization’s various public relations initiatives.
Prior to GSUSA, Parisi served as VP of marketing and communications at the Ms. Foundation for Women; VP of communications at Children’s Health Fund; and VP of communications at American Foundation for the Blind.
She will participate in a session, “Glass Lions and Glass Ceilings: Leaning In to Shatter Stereotypes and Portray Possibilities,” sponsored and moderated by Hill+Knowlton Strategies, which in June launched H+K HER (Helping Executives Rise), a program to support female employees.
The firm says Parisi “will headline a conversation about how we create a more equal world where women are running half of our companies and countries and men are running half of our homes, and what women and men need to see to make this happen. She will also speak to new research on women in the workforce, including an in-depth look at the pipeline for women, why women are not making meaningful gains and outlining a pathway to progress.”