Thirty inspirational inclusivity game-changers have been named on the 2022 IPA iList, in partnership with Accenture Song and Campaign, for their remarkable commitment to making the industry a more inclusive and diverse place to work. In addition, the judges awarded eight commendations.
The 2022 iListers join the 30 named in 2020’s inaugural iList as the guiding lights in our industry helping to shift the culture within the industry and demanding better representation in creative work through a range of initiatives across all areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Areas in which the iList are driving change include combating sexual harassment; improving gender, age, ethnic and socio-economic diversity; making the industry more inclusive around sexuality, religion, neurodiversity and disability; improving mental health and wellbeing; and making the industry more accessible through flexible working practices.
Julian Douglas, IPA President, International CEO and Vice Chairman VCCP and Chair of Judges for the IPA iList: "Celebrating those that are striving to make our industry a better, more inclusive place is a vital part of driving meaningful change for the future of our industry.
Everyone in the judging process spoke with an incredible passion for their work and it was a privilege to listen to their stories.
"Congratulations to everyone on making the IPA iList, you are the adland’s leading lights and a true inspiration to us all."
Leila Siddiqi, Associate Director - Diversity, IPA: "Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement proved to be real catalysts for change, providing vital motivation and purpose for people who were already frustrated at the slow rate of positive change in our industry.
We are delighted to introduce you to our brand new iList 2022 who will provide the industry as a whole with much-needed, tangible inspiration.
"Everyone on the IPA iList really understands diversity and inclusion. They come from all parts of the business and what they have in common is that they see big picture and don’t believe in box-ticking. They’re busy doing incredibly sophisticated, creative and innovative things in this area which we can’t wait to tell you more about."
Read through the Campaign digital supplement to find out more about the outstanding individuals who are responsible for some of the most influential and wide-ranging diversity and inclusion initiatives in adland.