Based on the results from the first IPA Diversity survey results in 2016, the IPA Diversity strategy is geared towards supporting the industry to achieve the 3 targets set to 2020 - the first being around gender equality and calls for women holding 40% of senior positions within all agencies, and at each stage of the career ladder. Currently the proportion of women at C-suite level is barely over 30%.
However we should be encouraged by the progress that has been made since these targets were three years ago – and make sure we are acknowledging (and learning from) the trailblazers and innovators in this area.
To coincide with International Women’s Day, the IPA are hosting a celebratory event on 7th March 2019 to support and inspire the industry in moving towards the targets, with a view to improving women’s progression and retention.
We will be addressing key gender-specific opportunities and challenges by:
Tickets are £65+VAT for IPA member agencies and £100+VAT for non-members. Tickets are non-refundable from two weeks prior to the event, but guest name changes will be permitted.
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9.00 Breakfast and networking
9.30 Welcome - Sarah Golding, IPA President and CEO and Partner, The&Partnership
9.40 The changing role of women in education and society: from an Oxford lens Corinne Linekar, Business Development Manager-Executive Education, Said Business School, University of Oxford
10.05 Panel session: The role of men in the equality debate:
Chaired by Sarah Jenkins, CMO, Grey London
Joshua Graff, UK Country Manager & VP EMEA & LATAM, LinkedIn
Tom Knox, Executive Partner, MullenLowe
Chris MacLeod, Customer Director, Transport for London
11.10 Developing inclusive cultures around kindness and collaboration
Pinky Lilani CBE, Founder, Women of the Future
11.30 Delivering inclusive work that works: Lessons from the IPA Effectiveness Awards and beyond
Chaired by Sue Unerman, Chief Transformation Officer, MediaCom
Rose Van Orden, Planner Partner at McCann London, IPA Effectiveness Award Gold Winner
Matthew Waksman, Planning Director, Karmarama, IPA Effectiveness Award Gold Winner
12.00 Ali Hanan, Founder, Creative Equals
12.20 The Diversity and Inclusion Journey
Naomi Sesay, On-Screen Diversity Executive, Channel 4
12.40 Closing remarks
Leila Siddiqi Head of Diversity IPA
12.50 Canapes and networking
This agenda is subject to change.
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