10 Ways Betsy Plank Changed Your Perception of PR

Betsy was a trailblazer in public relations and paved a way for women to have a voice in the industry. She focused not only on practicing effective public relations, but also on connecting with students and practitioners to further professional growth. We asked 10 of Betsy’s colleagues how she changed their perception of the industry.



Leaders exert significant influence on the success, future and image of their profession. Yet, only a few PR studies have explored this important topic.

One goal of the Plank Center is to build a research-based foundation of knowledge regarding the values, qualities and dimensions of excellent leadership, mentorship and diversity and inclusion in PR.