We're super proud to announce our partnership with The Drum's Dream Awards this week. Launched in 2015, The Drum Dream Awards is about those who dare to dream big, championing creative excellence around the world. This year, for the first time, with Creative Equals – the kitemark of gender equality for the creative industry – the Dream Awards' vision just got bigger. The Dream Awards will celebrate the industry’s leading female creative talent, with its inaugural ‘Creative Woman of the Year’ award.
You can hear it now. Some will say 'Really, it's 2016, why such an award?' But the fact is until we have a gender equal stage – and we’re still a long, long way from this in the UK – it's important to make creative women visible. Creative Equals’ research with the Young Creative Council showed 88 per cent of young female creatives say they lack role models – and 50 per cent are already considering leaving the industry.