Professional Diversity Network, Inc. President Star Jones to be Inducted into Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame

Professional Diversity Network, Inc. President Star Jones to be Inducted into
Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame

CHICAGO, Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Professional Diversity Network,
Inc. (NASDAQ:IPDN) (“PDN” or the “Company”), a global developer and operator
of online and in-person networks that provide access to networking, training,
educational and employment opportunities for diverse individuals, today
announced that PDN President Star Jones will be inducted into the Broadcasting
and Cable Hall of Fame on October 16, 2017 along with her former colleagues
who were co hosts of The View.

Skilled in law, media and business, Ms. Jones is a member of the Company’s
Board of Directors and President of Professional Diversity Network. A former
Senior Assistant District Attorney for the city of New York, Ms. Jones
previously served as a Legal Correspondent, Senior Analyst and highly sought
after Television Personality for over two decades. From 1997-2006, she was
co-host of ABC's hit daytime show The View. For her work in television, Ms.
Jones has received nine Emmy nominations. Also an accomplished author, Ms.
Jones has written three best-selling books, produced multiple television shows
and launched and supported numerous successful businesses.

A prolific fundraiser for philanthropic causes, since 2011, Ms. Jones has been
the face of the American Heart Association's (AHA) National Go Red efforts as
the National Volunteer. Ms. Jones has been a national surrogate for the
Democratic Party for every Presidential election since 1996 and frequently
lectures on a variety of topics, including law, politics, race, gender
equality, networking, women's empowerment, pop culture, fitness and heart
health. Ms Jones received her Bachelor of Arts in the Administration of
Justice from American University and her Juris Doctorate from the University
of Houston.

Most recently, Ms. Jones has been Executive Producer of “Daytime Divas” which
airs on VH1.  

Professional Diversity Network President Star Jones commented, “I am grateful
for the honor of being inducted into the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame with
my former colleagues of The View. As always, my commitment remains to leverage
these types of personal recognitions as a platform to further support and
empower women advancing their leadership roles in all aspects of society,
while also promoting diversity and inclusion.”         

The Company, with Ms. Jones leadership, continues to focus on bringing global
attention to women’s issues, which grows awareness of networking, while
specifically spotlighting the its brand within that broader conversation.

The Company previously announced that on December 2, 2017, it will hold its
First Nasdaq Global Capital Summit Forum, an exclusive forum focused on
entrepreneurialism in Beijing, China at the Qiuhua Resort. The event will be
headlined by Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman of Nasdaq and hosted by PDN President
Star Jones. The event is expected to be the Company’s highest attended event,
potentially drawing as many as 5,000 paid participants, setting the stage for
the Company’s 2018 growth plans.

About Professional Diversity Network (PDN)

Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (PDN) is a global developer and  operator 
of online and in-person networks that provides access to networking, training,
educational and employment opportunities for diverse professionals. We operate
subsidiaries in the United States and China including National Association  of 
Professional Women  (NAPW),  which is  one  of the  largest,  most  recognized 
networking organizations of professional women  in the country, spanning  more 
than 200 industries and professions, and  Noble Voice, a career placement  and 
career counseling call center. Through an online platform and our relationship
recruitment affinity  groups,  we provide  our  employer clients  a  means  to 
identify and acquire  diverse talent  and assist  them with  their efforts  to 
comply with  the  Equal  Employment Opportunity  Office  of  Federal  Contract 
Compliance Program. Our mission is to  utilize the collective strength of  our 
affiliate companies, members, partners and  unique proprietary platform to  be 
the standard in business  diversity  recruiting, networking  and  professional 
development  for  women,  minorities,  veterans,  LGBT  and  disabled  persons 

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CONTACT: Professional Diversity Network, Inc.

Jason Assad – Investor Relations

Jim Kirsch – Co-Executive Chairman

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