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Future Leaders Award – Time to apply

Are you a woman working in the advertising industry and would you like to receive financial support for a training course you would love to do? Hurry up. The deadline to apply for the WACL Future Leaders Award 17/18 is close. The deadline is now past and that the judges are currently in the process of deciding who will receive the bursary. The winners will be announced on the 26/01. Stay tuned

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Empowering Women

For the last 4 years, a select group of  women from all around the world has gathered during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. They take part in workshops and seminars specially curated around the issues of gender equality in the industry and are offered one-to-one mentoring by female leaders. We met Jaki Jo Hannan, one of the participants of the See It Be It programme and one of the speakers of this Wednesday’s 18 October Cannes Lions’ event “See It Be It presents: How are you really?”Read more

Creature London’s Ed Warren Talks about Diversity

Ed highlighted the importance of continuing to build awareness but agreed that “agencies need to act”. There is an acute awareness of the benefits of diversity on creativity and innovation; and now we need to execute measures to remove obstacles preventing diversity becoming real.  “We need to attack the problem from different angles, from the top, from the bottom, through economics and attitude – all simultaneously. What is key … is shifting attitudes.”

As it stands the demographic of the industry is still made up predominately of middle-class Caucasian males.… Read more