Retention and inclusive cultures are two priorities for every agency if we are to truly represent the audiences we serve and retain the talented practitioners our industry needs to thrive and survive.
This year's Talent and Diversity Conference welcomed a fantastic line-up of leaders and experts to inspire and offer tangible solutions to unique talent and diversity concerns; from how to recruit top talent to how to create authentic campaigns. We want our industry to feel uplifted, invigorated, and shown out of their comfort zone. Leadership accountability is key to making this agenda work and that’s the ultimate aim.
Leila Siddiqi, Associate Director, Diversity at the IPA opens the 2023 IPA Talent and Diversity Conference.
IPA President Josh Krichefski and award-winning author and journalist Poorna Bell explore how mental health is often underrepresented and misunderstood (for IPA members only).
This expert panel examine how we can widen the mix and encourage those from lower socio-economic and alternative educational backgrounds to join our industry.
The advertising industry is renowned for having the ability to create behavioural change. Isabelle Bale, Strategy Director, M&C Saatchi breaks down how we can use this skill to educate society on the benefits of non-binary thinking.
Afua Kyei CFO at the Bank of England tells Nicola Kemp, Editorial Director at Creativebrief, about her fascinating story to become one of the first minority ethnic women to rise to one of the top jobs at the Bank of England.
Authentic portrayal on-screen - what are we getting wrong? This session explores how to move on from simply talking about the lack of inclusivity (in all its forms) to actively implementing it in our creative ideas, work and culture.
How can we unlock the real value of the metaverse and make it work for D&I, and what practices should agencies and brands bring into their metaverse objectives?
Gen Z pull no punches with their perceptions of adland and calls to action – challenging the industry as the very talent Adland is trying to attract. A live constructive debate with leading industry executives and young people.
So, you've got your perfect talent mix, how do you retain them in these turbulent times? Verica Djurdjevic, Chief Revenue Officer at Channel 4 discusses what inclusive leadership means to her, and how to implement it.
Annie Gallimore, Managing Director, ACNE and IPA Talent Leadership Group Chair gives her thoughts on the IPA Talent and Diversity Conference 2023.