The IPA is running a series of diversity and inclusion online events to help improve and support diversity and inclusion within agencies.
The free webinars will see D&I champions from all sides of the industry debate key topics and provide tangible actions for agencies, brands and media owners.
The first series of events, Diversity Matters with Creative Equals kicks off on Wednesday 10 June with Creative Equals launching their results of their new study with Campaign into how the Coronavirus has impacted diversity, and asking what employers can and should do to support inclusion during restructuring.
The follow-up events will explore how brands can embrace authentic inclusion on Thursday 25 June and in mid-July. More details of these sessions will be announced soon.
The second series of events, IPA iList: Inclusion Strategies for the whole industry will see members of our inaugural iList discuss different areas of diversity and inclusion. They will outline their thoughts on how to achieve equality in the industry – starting with a deep dive into ethnic diversity in adland on Tuesday 30 June.
Follow-up sessions will discuss on the LGBTQ+ community and physical and mental disability in adland.
Says Leila Siddiqi, Associate Director of Diversity, IPA: "As we’ve seen in recent weeks the Coronavirus pandemic is deepening existing inequalities around the world and we’ve seen an escalation of racial tensions everywhere. It has never been more important for the industry, and the global community, to come together and make diversity and inclusion a priority in everything that we do."
Our series of events will help lay a road map for adland to keep diversity and inclusion at the top of its agenda and enable us to come out of the pandemic a stronger, more inclusive and more representative industry.