About Melissa Lawrence


Melissa Lawrence

Chief executive

Taylor Bennett Foundation

Melissa Lawrence

Diversity programmes that work

Melissa is the chief executive of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, a charity that exists to increase ethnic diversity within the Public Relations (PR) and Communications industry.

Melissa has worked in the non-profit sector for twenty years. She has worked with businesses in the financial, professional and related services sector, to help them to develop their corporate social responsibility and diversity initiatives and to create talent pipeline programmes. This included managing the City of London Business Traineeship programme for over 10 years.

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