We believe that diversity for the creative industries means having a workforce that represents the communities where they operate - and, by extension, the people who might use and enjoy the goods and services they make or the entertainment they offer.
Please join us for an open panel discussion on Diversity & Inclusion in the Creative Industries. This event will bring together a diverse panel of cross-sector creative professionals and advocators for a diverse and inclusive society and workforce. They will share their experiences, perspectives and advice with an audience of students, graduates and cross-sector creative industry professionals. The panel discussion will be followed by an networking reception with food and drink service.
Panel line up
Moderated and Presented by Kate Borsay, Alumna, News and Sports Broadcaster, panelists will include:
- Asad Dhunna - Founder of The Unmistakables and Director of Communications, Pride in London
- Liz Unna - Independent Film Director
- Max Kalu – Senior PR Analyst, Milltown Partners
- Rebecca Graham – University of Westminster Alumna, Writer/Director and Creative Producer
- Ibrahim Kamara – Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of GUAP
- Jeffery Soh – Programme Manager, LifeWorks & Inclusion at Discovery Channel
- Nadine Persaud – Director At Salute the Sun Records
- Opportunities, barriers to entry, retention and progression in the creative industries for minority groups and communities
- Driving and deterring forces to diversity and inclusion across the creative industries workforce
- Advice on how students and graduates can maneuver barriers, leverage their worldviews/experiences and seek opportunities
- Do current recruitment strategies and hiring practices pave the way for a diverse workforce
- The impact of workplace culture, language and norms on an inclusive workforce
- The role of Further and Higher Education institutions
- As on-screen and front page print becomes increasingly more diverse – is this reflected behind the scenes and through corporate structures?
- How Millennials and Generation x entrepreneurs are disrupting the Creative Industries
Tickets to this special event are free and can be booked via Eventbrite.