about.jpg
talent.jpg
team.jpg
about.jpg

About Creative Equals


SCROLL DOWN

About Creative Equals


 

WHAT HAVE WE DONE (So FAR)?

Training creatives up the ladder:
1,200 creatives trained with our 'Be Awesome Night School' 
400+ future leaders inspired with our #CELeaders conference
50 women on our #FutureLeaders programme with Creative Social

Supporting talent facing financial challenges: 
3 Creative Equals Intern Bursaries given away with D&AD New Blood

Providing paths back:
5 returners back to work, 20 more on the way


Work across the creative industry: 
Launched the Creative & Media Equality Standard,
a D&I accreditation, rating and road map for businesses
Launched the Recruitment Equality Standard for recruiters

Organised jury line-ups for Creative Circle, Campaign BIG Awards, DMAs, Effies, Big Bang and more
Created the first Shadow Jury (for BIMA, now in its third year)
Curated speakers for many events
Created awareness with research, campaigns and press
Worked across businesses to drive lasting change from the top down and the bottom up

Recognition: 
'Highly recommended diversity organisation of the year'
Diversity in Media Awards, 2017

Top 10 trailblazers
Campaign Magazine, 2016 + 2017

Winner of the 'Golden Pineapple Awards' 
Hospital Club, 2017 

New year honour's list, 2018
The Drum

Video Campaign of the Year, 
The Drum, Chip Shop Awards 201

 

IN TERMS OF GENDER, WITHOUT SENIOR FEMALE LEADERS, JUNIORS SAY:

88% 

of young female creatives say they lack role models.

60%

don’t feel they can stay in the industry with a family.

50%

of juniors are already considering leaving the industry

talent.jpg

Who supports us


Who supports us


Phil Thomas
CEO, Cannes Lion Festival

Steve Hatch, 
CEO Facebook EMEA

Michael Islip,
CEO, DigitasLBi 

John O'Keeffe, 
WPP, Global Chief Creative Officer

Rosie Arnold, 
Creative partner, AMVBBDO

Richard Robinson,
Managing partner, Econsultancy

Nicky Bullard, 
MRM Meteorite, Chief Creative Officer and Chairman

Dan Shute, 
Managing Partner, Creature of London

Kat Hahn,
Creative strategist, Facebook

Pip Jamieson 
Founder, The Dots

Caitlin Ryan,
Regional Creative Director, EMEA, Facebook WACL representative

Vicky Maguire, 
Co-Chief Creative Officer, 
Grey London

 

Simon Gill,
Chief Creative Officer, Isobar

Ian Haworth,
EMEA ECD, Wunderman

Nishma Robb, 
Marketing Director, Google

Stu Outhwaite,
Managing Partner, Creature of London

Victoria Buchanan,
Executive Creative Director, TribalDDB London

Cindy Gallop, 
Ex-BBH Chairman, founder of IfWeRanTheWorld

Laura Jordan-Bambach,
Creative partner, Mr President, Founding partner, SheSays, ex-D&AD president

Simon Richings,
Creative partner, Analog Folk

Jeremy Green,
CEO, Creative Circle

Karin Onsanger-Birch,
Chief Creative Officer, FCB Inferno

Emma Murphy
Head of Creative, Camelot

Ian Crocombe, 
Regional Head of Creative Shop, 
Facebook

Tim Lindsay, 
CEO, D&AD

Elyssa Phillips,
Chief of Staff, FCB Global

Kerry Glazer,
CEO, AAR Group, president NABS

Ete Davies
Managing Director, AnalogFolk, co-founder 'We Are Stripes'

Emma De La Fosse,
Group Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy Group

Tom Knox, 
Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe

Natalie Graeme, 
Founder, Uncommon

Cilla Snowball OBE,
Chairman, AMVBBDO

Wayne Deakin,
Executive Creative Director, Huge

Becky McOwen-Banks,
Creative Director, FCB Inferno, 2015 CE partner

Leo Rayman, 
CEO, Grey London

Charlie Carpenter, 
Managing Director, 
Creativebrief

 

team.jpg

Team


Team


founder
& ceO and TEAM

Ali Hanan, CEO & Founder, associate consultant, Jo Hagger, associate consultant, Roxanne Hobbs, founder of The Hobbs Consultancy, associate consultant, Nadya Powell, co-founder of Utopia, Ozoda Muminova, data consultant, Elly Gedye, user experience and design consultant, Emily Philp, events partner (founder of FlexiEvents), Kat Webb, business assistant

Advisory
Board

Mel Varley (mentor and advisor). Laura Jordan-Bambach,
Kat Hahn, Cheyney Robinson,
Nicky Bullard, Helen Fuchs, Caitlin Ryan (WACL partner), Candace Kuss, Pip Jamieson, Priya Matadeen, Simon Richings, Ete Davies, Natalie Graeme, Richard Robinson, Leo Rayman, Victoria Buchanan, Daniele Fiandaca, Ian Crocombe, Emma Murphy, Sonoo Singh, Sarah Davies (legal). 

 

FINANCE Team

To join our the Creative, Recruitment, Media or Digital Equality Standards, get in touch with ali@creativeequals.org

For finance or admin queries, get in touch with kat@creativeequals.org

 

 

 

NIGHT SCHOOL
Team

Harriet Minter, Rebecca Mackenzie, Laura Bartlett, Roxanne Hobbs, Vikki Ross, Emma Scott-Robinson... If you'd like to provide training at the 'Be Awesome Night School', get in touch. Thanks to Katie Hicklin

CreativeEquals_16May2018_©BronacMcNeill_HR-20035.jpg

About the founder: 

Ali Hanan is an award-winning creative director who has worked in the advertising and marketing sector for the last 19 years. Over that time, she has worked for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Dulux, Guinness, Ford, IKEA, British Airways, MacDonalds (and more) at some of its leading agencies, including Ogilvy, R/GA, DigitasLBi, Iris Worldwide and many, many more.

Along the way, she has seen the impact of the lack of diversity within the industry, so in 2015, she set up Creative Equals as a ‘side project’, which has now turned an award-winning organisation with the backing of many of the largest companies, including VCCP, HavasLondon, Ogilvy, The Engine Group, AMVBBDO, Kinetic WorldWide and many more. 

Her team pioneered a data-driven, people-powered model for diversity, the Creative, Digital and Media Equality Standards, now a series of recognised kitemarks, alongside an accreditation for recruiters. This has become the benchmark for the industry, giving companies a review, rating and a road map for lasting change.  

The Creative Equals ethos is simple: diverse teams = diverse work = diverse audiences.