Roundtables & champions

Higher visibility and role models will help us attract diverse talent as well as motivate, celebrate and retain diverse talent.


Time and again we hear about the lack of visibility in terms of diverse role models across the industry.

Higher visibility will help us attract diverse talent as well as motivate, celebrate and retain diverse talent that already exists.

We believe it’s time we took action to change this.

That’s why we have launched a brand new series of Diversity Roundtable discussions which are designed to explore some of the key issues around different strands of diversity with senior leaders from both inside and out of adland, with a view to promoting best practice and thought leadership, and highlighting some of the key challenges businesses today face with regard to inclusion.

Our most recent IPA Roundtable discussion focused on diversity within the creative industries.

To hear more about what some of the brightest businesses in the Advertising, Fashion, TV and broadcast, Tech and Publishing sectors are doing around improving diversity and inclusion view the IPA’s second Diversity round table. Featuring British Fashion Council’s Head of Media & Retail Partnership Sophie Matthews, Elle magazine’s Fashion Features Director Kenya Hunt, Channel 4’s Head of Agency & Client Sales & Commercial Marketing Matthew Salmon, Everything Different’s MD Yousaf Khalid and Google’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion EMEA, Chuck Stephens.

The discussion centres on their current diversity strategy and challenges, including Channel 4’s Annual Diversity Award, issues around cultural appropriation and the future of learning from Google’s perspective.

We’d like you to nominate up to 3 diversity champions within your organisation, across all levels (entry level to mid management to senior management) who can act as spokespeople and role models.

They will:

Champion diversity within your organisation
Represent your agency at relevant IPA events
Contribute to blogs and thought leadership pieces for the IPA newsletter and website
Provide us with case studies of success 

Please put forward your champions NOW

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Last updated 14/08/2017

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