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Our vision


Diverse teams = diverse work = diverse audiences

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Our vision


Diverse teams = diverse work = diverse audiences

Companies, SHAPE THE FUTURE WITH US

ORGANISATIONS

Become a member or gain your Equality Standard certification. 

Recruiters

Diversity starts with equal hiring practices and our 8-point code for recruiters.  

Industry

Equality begins on stage at events, award shows and conferences.

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For EVERYONE


For EVERYONE


Training

Be your best with our night school or sign up for our leaders programme. 

‘Returnships’

Are you a parent looking to return to work? Make your creative come back.

Events

Gain inspiration from top speakers at our events.

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Tom Knox


‘It remains an uncomfortable truth that men dominate creative
departments. This can’t be good for creativity or our ability to solve business problems.’ 
CEO, MullenLowe, 2016 IPA President

Tom Knox


‘It remains an uncomfortable truth that men dominate creative
departments. This can’t be good for creativity or our ability to solve business problems.’ 
CEO, MullenLowe, 2016 IPA President

WHY ARE WE HERE: Let's look at gender REPRESENTATION

OVERALL, WOMEN MAKE UP 29% OF CREATIVE DEPARTMENTS.

IN LONDON, JUST 12% OF CREATIVE DIRECTORS ARE FEMALE.

 

WHO IS BUILDING DIVERSITY WITH US


 

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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


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#CELeaders: Create the future 

Wednesday, May 16
9:00am – 12pm

In the UK, just 12% of creative directors in the advertising industry are female. In film, the number is 11.5% at director level and in design the figures mirror, at about 11.5%. To continue to create real change within the creative industry, Creative Equals – an organisation dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the sector - is holding a one-day conference with some of the biggest influences across the industry, including Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel4; Sophie Walker, Leader, Women’s Equality Party; Gurinder Chadha, Film Director (Bend It Like Beckham); Vanessa Kingori, Publishing Director, Vogue; Jude Kelly, artistic director, Southbank; Cindy Gallop, founder MakeLoveNotPorn; Rob Doubal and Laurence Thomson, Chief Creative Officers, of advertising giant McCann London; Karen Blackett, Head of WPP, UK and more.

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APPLY NOW FOR OUR LEADERSHIP BOOTCAMP

We're inviting up-and-coming creative leaders to apply for our six-module boot camp with some of the best coaches in the industry. Learn business skills, how to negotiate, find your leadership style, identify your personal brand, present like a pro and more alongside 25 other women from across the network. Applications close May 14. Read more

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News And ViewS


News And ViewS


LET'S TALK ABOUT NEURODIVERSITY

September 24, 2017

This June, Sam Phillips, Chief Marketing Officer at Omnicom Media Group UK, Managing Director OMG Ethnic and Assistant Dean of Omnicom University tackled diversity’s ‘elephant in the room’: neurodiversity. The response was overwhelming. The term defines a range of people who have difficulties with organisation, memory, concentration, time, direction, perception and sequencing. As part of National Inclusion Week, Ali Hanan, founder of the newly released Creative Equality Standard, talks to their training partner, Roxanne Hobbs, founder of The Hobbs Consultancy and Phillips, about why it’s the topic we still have yet to put top of the diversity agenda.


#SHARETHESPOTLIGHT

Ali Hanan  June 17

Here we are the world's biggest advertising festival. But where are all the women? The world is 50:50 but the speaker line up at Cannes Lion is not. As ever, Creative Equals - as part of Campaign's #CampaignForEquality is championing a small actionable step by asking men at the festival to #ShareTheSpotlight. 

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Why we loose

WHY WE LOSE OUR FEMALE TALENT BEFORE THEY EVEN START

Ali Hanan June 17

The current system with ‘creatives’ of ‘placements’ fails our young female talent. While young women will leave the UK’s advertising and design colleges in equal numbers, about 40% of them will never make it to their first rung of the career ladder. Many won't come in because they lack social mobility. 


CALLING ALL FUTURE LEADERS: LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME OPEN NOW

Ali Hanan  May 9

Are you ready to step up to a leadership role? Our creative leadership boot camp will run over six months starting on 27th June. The course will cover the core skills of leadership, such as culture building, negotiation skills, media training, business skills and public speaking in a creative and inspiring way. For those looking to secure a place, please complete the following form. The deadline for entries is Friday 17th May. The cost is £700, which includes tickets to the industry’s most inspiring event for creatives, CS Globals, running between 9-10 November in London.


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THE 30 WOMEN TRAILBLAZING IN CREATIVE RIGHT NOW

Ali Hanan  April 2

In the UK, only 12% of creative directors are female. To change this, Creative Equals, which champions gender-equality in the creative industries, is partnering Campaign to celebrate 30 (or 31, as it ultimately turned out) women redefining adland through their creativity and craft.


Creative's 30 future leaders

Ali Hanan  April 2

Do we need quotas to move the industry's figures onwards? Some leaders, such as Google’s ad marketing director Nishma Robb, discussed how without quotas the industry ‘won’t move at the pace we need to’. Meanwhile, D&AD chief executive Tim Lindsay agrees, adding that "things haven’t changed as quickly as they should". Lindsay suggested that quotas and targets will hasten the pace of change.