International Women's Day Celebration

Improving women’s progression and retention in the industry.

After our inspiring event last year, we are back to motivate, support and educate - with a view to improving women’s progression and retention in the industry.

Celebrate and Innovate

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 three targets set for this year - the first being around gender equality, calling for women holding 40% of senior positions within all agencies, and at each stage of the career ladder. 

We all know we're a way away from hitting these targets - and that they're the tip of the iceberg. However, we should be encouraged by the progress that has been made since they were set four years ago, and make sure we are acknowledging (and learning from) the trailblazers and innovators in the area of gender equality.

Please join us and our stellar line-up of speakers who will be putting gender equality under the microscope. 


12.30  Lunch and networking

1.00    Introduction

Leila Siddiqi, Associate Director, Diversity, IPA

1.10   The changing role of women in education and society

Susan Riley, Commercial Editorial Director, Stylist Studios

1.35    Laura Jordan Bambach, Chief Creative Officer, Mr. President

2.00    Allison Upton, Marketing Director, Major Players

2.25    Closing remarks

Leila Siddiqi, Associate Director, Diversity, IPA

2.30     Drinks and networking

3.00     Close

This event is free for IPA members and £25+VAT for non-members. Tickets are non-refundable from two weeks prior to the event, but guest name changes will be permitted.

This agenda is subject to change.

Please note: A photographer may be present at this IPA event. By purchasing a ticket you will be consenting to your photograph being taken and used by the IPA for our promotional purposes in any media. Should you change your mind and not wish to have your photograph taken, please inform an IPA representative on your arrival.

Last updated 21 January 2022