11:15 - TIMETO: THE INDUSTRY JOINS FORCES AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
timeTo come together. timeTo make a change. timeTo call an end to sexual harassment.
Join NABS, the Advertising Associations and WACL to find out how the industry is joining forces to make a positive change in adland.
Director of Services, NABS
CEO, The Advertising Association
Executive Chair, Thinkbox
11:45 - MAN UP: MEN IN ADLAND
The ad industry and society at large have made great progress in empowering women in recent years. With much still to do, This Girl Can, Real Beauty, Like a Girl; #metoo, #everydaysexism, #shepersisted; WACL, Bloom and SheSays are all doing much to tackle the issues and provide support, mentoring and networks for women in and out of the industry.
But as we begin to move towards a more balanced and diverse society and industry, what roles exist for men in this changing landscape? Is there a need to bring men together to better support each other and empower them to be a part of this change?
The session will ask: Do we need more male role models? How can we encourage more men to open up about their mental health? How can men better support each other? Is there really a difference in how men and women’s brains are wired? Should men involve themselves in feminism? Is it time we redefine maleness and masculinity?
CRO, Guardian News & Media
Karen Blackett OBE
NABS President, Chairwoman, MediaCom
Dr. Theresa Dzendrowskyj
Applied Neuroscientist and Business Coach
CEO, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
12:30 - GENDER DIVERSITY: WE’VE HEARD THE TALK, NOW LET’S SEE THE ACTION!
No more standing by. Let’s talk about bravery. Not mountain climbing. Not parachuting out of a plane. Not bungee jumping, abseiling, marathon running or iron man training – all of which are admirable. We would like to talk about everyday bravery. The bravery to never just stand by and listen while someone in the office shrinks into themselves because the office humour or banter has taken an unpleasant turn. The bravery to always speak up to make sure that the quiet people are included and heard. The bravery to speak up, act, defend, even if that makes you the unpopular one.
Speaking up, staging interventions and zero tolerance of excluding behaviour at every level – this is what changes work culture. If the current statistics on diversity balance at the leadership levels of our sector, then culture needs to change, to be more inclusive, to be more diverse.
In this session you will learn:
1. The importance of every day bravery
2. The value of speaking up, acting, defending, staging interventions and zero tolerance of excluding behaviour at every level
3. An insight into your own behavioural tendencies in compromising situations in the workplace
4. You will also have the chance to ask anything to the panel
CEO, Pearl & Dean
Chief Transformation Officer , MediaCom
Client and Partnerships Director, Wavemaker Global