Join us in the Facebook London office for a panel talk hosted by Felicia Williams, Product Design Manager at Facebook as she is joined by some female leaders from the creative industry.
Felicia will manage a panel discussion giving our audience a platform to explore the theme of "Maneuvering an ever-changing Creative landscape" . We will also learn from the diverse life experiences of our talented panel on the night.
We aim to share, Inspire & bring women in the creative community together to build your industry network & have some exciting conversations with your fellow peers.
More info available here.
Join us in the Facebook London office for a panel talk hosted by Felicia Williams, Product Design Manager at Facebook as she is joined by some female leaders from the creative industry.
BloomFest is a one-day conference and the flagship event for the Bloom network. It embodies their values, and aims to contribute to creating a more diverse and better balanced comms industry. One of the aims of BloomFest is to keep it affordable, and any profit made is given to Women’s Aid, our charity partner. Both women and men are welcome to attend.
Where BloomFest 2017 sought to uncover the industry's Naked Truths, featuring the industry's first confessions booth, this year's theme is Fighting Our Fictions: Challenging myths within the industry. We believe that myths within our industry are barriers to women realising their ambitions. Accepted fictions about power, privilege, pay, parenthood and beyond, become the basis upon which the industry is built and influence how women shape ourselves and our careers. At BloomFest 2018, we will uncover and meet these fictions head on, challenging the narratives woven into the workplace and ourselves in order to drive real change.
Our co-founder Leyya will be joining the following session:
15.20 - THE TINTED LENS - How can intersectionality be a rich source of creativity in the industry?
Victoria Buchanan, Executive Creative Director, Tribal DDB
Dannielle Beechey, Technology Partnerships Planner, Mediacom
Dora Michail, MD Commercial Growth, Telegraph Media Group
Moderated by Adrian Walcott, MD, Brands With Values & Co-founder, BAME 2020
More info is available here: https://www.bloomuk.org/bloomfest
A picture is worth a thousand words. When it comes to your profile picture, it's worth zillions. But not all of us have a great one that truly shows how awesome we are. It's time to change that.
SheSays London are teaming up with Germaine Walker, home of award winning photographers, to offer you a free professional portrait taken in their studio. We're lucky enough to have two highly acclaimed London-based photographers snapping our portraits on the night: Hannah Maule-ffinch and Charlie Clift, along with our fantastic panel of SheSays ladies Fabiana Xavier, Becky McOwen-Banks, Jo Wallace, Leyya Sattar, Rhiannon Davies, Lauren Ingram, and Emli Bendixen.
Join us for a night of personal portraits, self-PR tips, and advice on how to be at ease in front of a camera.
Tickets will be up for grabs from 2pm on October 24.
Wednesday 7th of November, 6:30pm
Germaine Walker Studio, 4 Union Rd, London SW4 6JF
Ladies Wine Design London and D&AD are teaming up to celebrate the launch of their 2019 New Blood Briefs and deliver a free portfolio review event for women* creatives who are currently studying or recently graduated.
Grab a drink and a snack**, meet our mentors, women experts from some of London's most exciting creative organisations and participate in 2x (45 minute) rounds of group portfolio reviews.
Get valuable advice on your portfolio or a piece of work you want to discuss, insight into the realities of the industry and expand your creative network.
Date: 18th October
Location: D&AD, 64 Cheshire St, London E2 6EH
Amy Taylor & Louise Organ - Mid-Senior conceptual team at VCCP Kin
Donna Payne - Creative Director at Faber & Faber
Claire Burman & Nellie Eden - Founders of Babyface
Rachel Long-Smith - Creative director of Narrate & Taking Up Space
Willa Gebbie - Illustrator for brands such as Chanel, Kate Spade and L’Occitane
Kath Tudball - Creative Director at Superunion
Claire Norowzian - Director at BBC Creative
Margarida Aleixo (Daisy) - Product Design Lead at Novoda
Lauren Pleydell-Pearce - Executive Creative Director, Experience Centre PwC
Leyya Sattar - Creative and Co-founder The Other Box
Lily Scarlett Hurst - Creative at AdamandeveDDB
Lisa Campana - Creative Leader across brands such as Channel 4 and MOO
Mina Patel - Creative Director at BBC Creative
Gabi Mostert - Associate Creative Director at Iris
We are teaming up with Creative Debuts for The Anti Art Fair!
The Anti Art Fair is a celebration of creativity and a call for greater diversity in the arts.
Putting the creators at centre stage, The Anti Art Fair will be a direct response to the sterilised, exclusive and money driven ‘art world’.
The Fair takes place between Thursday 4th October and Sunday 7th October in Peckham and will be hosted by Creative Debuts, champions of emerging artists and curators behind the recent sell-out Nasty Women Exhibitions in London.
Working with a range of partners to showcase a new wave of thinking, The Anti Art Fair will be a voice for change in the art world.
Expect to see works from international artists and designers who are disillusioned from the status quo, including immersive installations, feminist and LGBT art, and innovative techniques and styles from the stars of tomorrow.
Don't miss out on the most disruptive Art Fair of the year - Book Now.
USE CODE TOB33 for a juicy discount!
Our co-founders Roshni and Leyya will be joining the stellar line-up at this year's Copy Capital!
Are you excited by the power of copywriting to create better products, better experiences, better brands, better lives? Do words really do it for you or your brand?
Join us for insights from some of the most creative, dynamic, left field, experienced, provocative minds in copywriting, marketing, advertising and more.
Grab a seat. And hold on tight. Prepare to celebrate the life linguistic.
This is Copy Capital. Write in the heart of London.
Join us on Friday 14th September to celebrate our 2nd birthday!
It's been one hell of a journey...we've grown our community to over 1,500+ creatives from underrepresented backgrounds around the UK, won a few awards, worked with over 20 companies and agencies, gone full-time with The Other Box - oh and had a baby!
We want to celebrate our achievements from the last two years and honour and thank all of you brilliant people who have championed and supported us along our way.
Join us for some food, music (by DJ Saliah), entertainment provided by Special Guest LDN, and the opportunity to network with the incredible people we've had the privilege to meet and work with.
7pm - 7.30pm: Sign-in, DJ, some food
7.30pm - 8.30pm: Special Guest *
8.30pm - 9pm: Grab some cake and network
9pm- 10pm: LET's PARTY!
* Special Guest is a format where the audience are the speakers. Anyone can take to the stage to share anything for 60 seconds. This could include what The Other Box means to you ;), your grandma's wisdom, pitch a project, eat 23 marshmellows, sing, read poetry - it all goes! To sign up, drop us an email here (email@example.com) - there will be a few spaces for you to sign up on the night too!
This is invitation only and security will be strict, so make sure you RSVP via the ticket link. Ticket sales are available until Wednesday 12th September so grab yours quick! If you can't make it anymore, please cancel your ticket so it becomes available for someone else.
If you are unable to afford the cost of a ticket, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our love,
Leyya, Roshni and the TOB team x
This event wouldn't be possible without:
Hands up if you’re ready to learn more about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace? Hurrah! OK, now, hands up if you’re worried that diversity and inclusion training means death by Powerpoint and reams of handouts?! Well, fear not, the Know Your Bias workshop by award-winning organisation, The Other Box, is anything but dry. We’ll help you uncover your unconscious biases and explore real-life experiences in a thought-provoking, interactive workshop where you’ll take away practical tips to apply straightaway at work.
Know Your Bias
Whether or not we like to admit it, we all have unconscious biases. They affect our perceptions, our decision-making processes and our workplace cultures. Becoming aware of an unconscious bias is the first step to changing that; and it can ultimately help us all create a more inclusive and productive working culture.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for anyone looking to start meaningful conversations around diversity and inclusion in their workplace and have tools they can implement straight away to begin making a real difference.
Who are The Other Box?
Leyya Sattar and Roshni Goyate are two brown, working class women who have carved successful careers in the creative industries. But they were tired of feeling invisible and underrepresented - on high-profile panels, on awards juries, and at leadership level in agencies. So, they founded The Other Box, to change the way the industry thinks about diversity, to create role models for people of colour, and to provide a platform for underrepresented people doing amazing work in the creative sector.
Don't just take our word for it
I found the Know Your Bias event really useful and inspiring. The training was facilitated in such an open, accepting way that we felt supported yet free to speak our minds, which led to some really enlightening and refreshingly honest discussions. The pace of the workshop and size of group worked really well, and there was space to network afterwards in a relaxed environment. I will definitely take what I learnt back to my work and personal life, and am advocating for my organisation to book in some sessions too.
“It was eye-opening to learn how asking a seemingly innocent question to another person can be interpreted in a demeaning context. The workshop massively raised awareness of how we can push our workplace to be a truly welcoming and inclusive environment for each and every person.”
Blue Zoo Animation Studio
When and where is this workshop taking place?
Our Know Your Bias workshop is taking place from 14:00 - 17:30, Wednesday 1st August 2018 at Facebook’s London Office.
How much does it cost?
We're offering a 'try before you buy' with a special discounted price of £99 per person. So grab a ticket whilst you can!
Hear Leyya from The Other Box, life coach Dr Stacie CC Graham and mental health worker Shalisha talk about their professional experiences as Femmes of Colour and discussing how to look after your wellbeing as an artist.
You will also be given the chance to pose questions to the panel.
No need to book, just turn up on the day.
Dr Stacie CC Graham – OYA
Dr Stacie CC Graham is a certified Hatha yoga instructor as well as a certified life coach. In cooperation with the British Wheel of Yoga she is delivering a yoga teacher training course for women of colour. Professionally she works as a management consultant and change coach. Mindfulness forms the foundation of both her professional and personal work. And yoga, in its entirety, signifies for her an art of living.
Leyya – The Other Box
Leyya is a freelance creative and co-founder of The Other Box. An award-winning platform that celebrates and champions people of colour, and people from underrepresented backgrounds in the creative industries. Leyya is a regular speaker at events and on the radio, and has won several awards including Ad Age ‘Women to watch Europe 2018’, Pitch 100 superwomen, The Dots ‘Top 200 women redefining the industry’, Creative Equals x Campaign Magazine ‘Future leaders’, and winner of the WATC Diversity Champion award.
We've reached over 1000 followers on our Facebook group. Hooray! To celebrate, we'd love for you to join us at a TOB family picnic on 7th July in London.
Roshni and Leyya will be pitched up from 1pm on the Marble Arch corner of Hyde Park - not far from Speaker's Corner (The map isn't accurate, but we will tweet out more info to our exact location).
Bring a blanket, plus your favourite snacks, people and park games. This is your chance to mingle irl with all of our amazing Facebook group members and growing community of creatives from underrepresented backgrounds. Kids, pets, friends, partners, siblings, bumps all are welcome! It's a proper family picnic.
Our co-founder Leyya will be joining GRL PWR GANG for a panel discussion at Shoreditch House on the 4th July! The event is available to members of the Soho House group.
Meet the females changing the future right now, they are speaking out, disrupting, re-educating and redefining not only the way that we think but the way that we treat ourselves, each other and the world
They are artists, activists, authors, models and designers and fully paid up members of the slash slash generation of women that refuse to be put in one box.
We will be speaking at The Collective Old Oak, a vibrant community that uses shared spaces and facilities to create a more fulfilling lifestyle. Home to over 500 people from all walks of life, all our members share a curious mind and a desire to live their life in a more connected way with the people around them.
Here's a sneak peek at what we will be talking about:
The Other Box began in 2016 as a platform for increasing diversity in the creative industries, celebrating people of colour and other minorities. Through their ‘Know Your Bias’ workshops, community events, online content and more, the co-founders Leyya and Roshni are changing the face of an industry where they once felt invisible and underrepresented. And now, two years in, they’ve officially turned this passion project into a full-time job - and been featured in the Guardian, HuffPost, The Pool, and on BBC radio along the way too! Join them for a short, interactive session on why they decided to start The Other Box, what problems the creative industries face when it comes to diversity and representation, and what can be done to tackle it.
Remember when 97% of you said you’d like a women of colour copywriting workshop?
Well we’re making it happen! Our co-founder Roshni, who has almost ten years of experience as a professional copywriter, will take you on a whistle-stop tour of what makes good writing, good ideas, plus a few extra tips and tricks on how to navigate this creative career as a woman or non-binary person of colour.
Ideal for anyone just starting out or thinking of getting into copywriting (but you’re also very welcome if you just want to brush-up on your skillz!)
Hosted at Roshni’s first ever workplace, The Writer in London Bridge/Borough.
Most importantly, it’s FREE. The Other Box will bring the nibbles and treats.
Sign up, cos spaces will go fast. And we can’t wait to make it worth your Monday evening.
You’ll need to bring:
- A notepad
- Your enthusiasm
- Your love of language
Our co-founder will be joining this LIT line-up for the 'Don't Sleep On Us' event at POP Brixton.
Young people make up over half of our world's population, and we have the most power to create change when we come together. Out of the creative industries in the UK, only 13% makes up the BAME representation.
Don't Sleep On Us! is our first free event for folks who get shit done. There will be a panel and exhibition hosting incredible change makers, who have identified a problem in society and created a groundbreaking project to tackle it.
There will also be talks from professionals in the creative industries, so bring something to take notes! Come along to be inspired, bring your uplifters and have a wiggle. ALL are welcome.
This is an accessible venue.
- Gurls Du Filme - Shelana Azora and Shakira Francis are the creative masterminds behind Gurls Du Filme - a brand new production company supported by University of Bedfordshire. Gurls Du Filme (@gurlsdufilme) aims to promote and showcase women of colour in film. Shelana and Shakira want to challenge the role that women play in the creative industries, and be a testament that BAME women can follow their dreams and be entrepreneurs!
- Driverse - Renè Germain and Ebisiemen Ajayi founded Driverse(@wearedriverse), the UK’s first workplace review site for underrepresented communities. Driverse provides a safe space for current or former employees who are women, from the LGBTQ community, BAME, and/or disabled to anonymously review their employer. Together, Renè and Ebi combine their skills which span the technology, media, banking and events industries. Driverse will be going live this summer 2018!
Olivia Crooks - Having set up a record label on her year out from uni, a passion for business led Olivia to complete internships at BBH and Google before landing her current Account Manager role at VICE media. She's worked across campaigns for Beats by Dre, Bose, Jacob's and adidas. Olivia now runs Madland Hack, a marketing & advertising community on Facebook to support BAME creatives working in those industries.
Sereena Abbassi - Sereena is the founder of All Here(@allhereorg), an organisation that helps individuals, agencies and brands to think more critically about the world that they live in and the work that they create - with diversity, inclusion & accessibility sitting at its heart. Sereena has worked with The BRIT School, Creative Equals, The Mill, and has featured in as well as has written for, Campaign Live. She has recently joined M&C Saatchi Group as Head of Culture & Inclusion.
Leyya Sattar - Leyya is an award-winning diversity champion who set up The Other Box (@_theotherbox) to celebrate people of colour and other minorities. The Other Box offers workshops, events and creative consultancy, and was recently a finalist for this year's WOW Women in Creative Industries Awards 'Breaking New Ground' award. She is also the Design Manager at design company MYWW, and as of 2018, she's part of the BIMA Creative Council.
We Are Here UK - Artists Erin Aniker and Jess Nash came together to create We Are Here UK, after noticing an increase in anti-immigration rhetoric seen since the referendum to leave the EU. We Are Here UK (@wearehereuk) aims to highlight that both identities, British and BME, are often seen as mutually exclusive, and their exhibitions provide a platform for BME artists exploring their dual British identity. Erin and Jess' work will be exhibited on the night, so prepare to be blown away!
Teisha Matthews - Teisha (@teishamatthews) is a London-based DJ/Producer, spinning everything from House to Hip Hop and Funk.
The Other Box is on tour, and speaking at the We're All Here event at Brighton University!
ALL HERE have partnered up with Brighton University to create ‘We Rise’ an event that will leave you touched, moved and inspired.
University can be an emotional rollercoaster, so we’ve created an event that will bring us together— reassuring you that you’re not alone. With a host of talks, panel discussions, and speed mentoring, primarily from individuals from within the creative industry. Sharing with you our journey through university, industry, and how we got to where we are
today. You will be given useful tips to help equip you for the rest of your time at university and beyond; the idea of leaving university can feel like a daunting one — so we want to let you know that you’re not alone; we’re here; we’re your community.
There will be the following sessions happening with leading BAME professionals in the creative industries.
- 10 talks
- 5 x speed mentors
- 2 x panel discussions
We’re SO excited to be hosting #CUTTHEBAKWAAS presented by The Performance Lab.
IN A NUTSHELL
An ode to being unapologetically Brown and British. Join us to converse in an evening of melanated music, performances, and good vibes to decolonise and unify the masses.
Cut the Bakwaas is an evening fuelled with art, performances and discussion, exploring the social, political and cultural narratives that articulate what it means to be British Asian in 2018. We invite artists from the South Asian diaspora to showcase their work across all disciplines, to celebrate and champion our communities, and to tell our stories in our own tongues.
The timing of Cut The Bakwaas takes advantage of a convergence of significant cultural moments for British Asians. Riz Ahmed represented the diaspora when he became the first Asian man to win an acting Emmy in 2017, Jameela Jamil is making waves in ‘The Good Place’, and January 2018 saw the 20th anniversary of Goodness Gracious Me first airing on the BBC. The show is a cultural milestone for the South Asian community, showing Britain that their Asian neighbours are capable of being funny, intelligent, dynamic, vulgar, awkward, witty, self-deprecating and ultimately, human.
Cut The Bakwaas considers the legacy of the show where we first got to see our own diverse experiences reflected on screen, and proposes a blueprint for a path forward, creating an arena for the South Asian diaspora to thrive in the British cultural space.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The evening will involve performance, visual arts and a panel discussion, showcasing a colourful spectrum of the British Asian experience.
ZERO PREJUDICE POLICY.
We represent a unified space, free from any judgement. All individuals welcome regardless of class, gender representation, or ability.
The Performance Lab is a collective of ambitious creatives with a mission. Co-founded by Divya Satwani and Vikesh Godhwani, it is a platform to develop our craft, connect with likeminded artists and make a change in the industry by diversifying the playing field. Each of us connected because we all had a similar vision- we believe that art is powerful. It can transform spaces, allow us to escape into another world, make people think, heal, empathise and best of all - understand each other regardless of their class, race, gender orientation or ability. We create space for emerging artists to develop and share their work through producing immersive, experimental multidisciplinary events and workshops across London. We are particularly passionate about encouraging work from marginilised communities, particularly WOC, the LGBTQ community, and those with disabilities.
Powered by BumbleBizz, SocialFixt with the aid of phenomenal, female, entrepreneurs and executives, looks at bridging the gaps in creative industry: gender, diversity and finance.
In this session, our co-founder Leyya will be joining the panel and discussing how to carve a path to the top either within a company or outside the establishment as women in the United Kingdom. We are also going to tackle the often avoided conversation; Money. Specifically, how to demand your worth rather than settle for what is on the table.
For the Month of March, we want to speak specifically to the women in our community but encourage everyone to attend this session.
In partnership with BUMBLE.
Supported by The Happiness Planner
Skinnydip x The Other Box #SkinnydipSisterhood: Creativity Talks
On the week of International Women’s Day, we are collaborating with Skinnydip London to highlight and celebrate womanhood, creativity, and diversity.
The Other Box was co-founded by two, brown South Asian girls from working class backgrounds looking for representation and role models in the creative industries. It is now an award-winning initiative, heralded for its work in raising awareness for minorities and celebrating people of colour in the creative world.
Skinnydip is a London based brand creating effortlessly cool accessories for the stylish souls around the world. As well as creating unique, playful and trend driven products, Skinnydip strive to raise awareness for causes close to them. Last year saw the launch of HATESUCKS, working with Stonewall to raise awareness and money for a fantastic cause. 2018 is a new year, with bigger plans, starting with the #SkinnydipSisterhood collaboration with The Other Box.
Speakers Chidera Eggerue, Authenticallyella, Mariel No and Jade Laurice will discuss topics with The Other Box founders Roshni and Leyya as well as answering questions.
Hosted at the Skinnydip London head office, join us for food, drinks and truly inspiring conversation leaving you feeling ready to take on the world! Tickets are free, but will be first come first serve, so make sure you head down on time to grab a seat!
The SlumFlower: Referred to by Elle magazine as a 'millennial mastermind’, Chidera Eggerue is an award-winning blogger, a writer and a speaker featured on BBC Women’s Hour and working with the MOBO Awards, Radio 1, and TED Talks. Chidera is constantly driving conversations to do with body positivity especially through the internet-breaking movement she created called #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER.
Authentically Ella: Ella is a Civil/Tunnel Engineer. She uses her lifestyle & beauty blogging platform to actively encourage young women to pursue engineering careers in the construction industry as well as continuing with their personal hobbies.
Mariel No: Mariel is a regular contributor to gal-dem magazine, which launched in September 2015. A creative collective written by over 70 women and non-binary people of colour, aiming to raise awareness and discuss topics that are diverse and for women of all walks of life. Mariel is the arts and culture editor, and also a fabulous illustrator and embroiderer.
Jade Laurice: Jade is an established model, fashion designer and blogger, and has shot campaigns for brands such as Missguided, Ann Summers and Sleek Makeup. She is a diverse aesthetic representing female empowerment and individuality, breaking all the barriers in the fashion and beauty industry.
*PLEASE NOTE - WE HAVE LIMITED SEATED TICKETS, SEATS WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS ON THE DAY.
DOORS FOR ENTRY CLOSE AT 7pm
Join the #SkinnydipSisterhood!
A SELF LOVE GUIDE FOR FEMALE CREATIVES
FPYGT is a collaboration between Fashion Plugin and Yemzi fashion brand. FPYGT started as a vision between the two platforms to bring ambitious women of colour together. Their monthly sessions, aimed at small business owners and freelancers, will focus on how attendees can increase the success of their endeavors and wellbeing.
Our co-founder Roshni Goyate will be joining fellow panellists Jasmin Sehra and Shakaila Forbes-Bell for an interactive discussion and network event to discuss self love.
Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-self-love-guide-for-female-creatives-tickets-40115647983
From Coursework to Cash Flow – from Graduate to Entrepreneur
Starting a business straight out of university can be a daunting, intimidating prospect. Many young entrepreneurs may try their hand at freelancing, or work for a company before building the skills and confidence to 'go it alone'.
As part of Creative Enterprise Week at UAL, we will be joining one other creative businesses to share our journey from graduation to starting The Other Box, including all the twists and turns, detours and distractions along the way. This will be followed by a panel discussion and an audience Q&A.
This private event will be delivered by a panel from Creative Entrepreneurs.
We've all heard of the term "side hustle", but what does it really mean and how do those who have side hustles find the time?
So many people these days are fixated on becoming entrepreneurs, getting caught up in making passion projects a fully-fledged business. But what happens when your "side hustle" isn't for profit? How do people devote their free time to something other than their day job and not burn out?
In this panel, we gather people whose side hustles are thriving, but it's not about the money. We will delve into how they sustain this lifestyle along with their full time gigs, what tips they have, and how you too can make your passions a reality.
We are teaming up with 26 and Wonderbly to put on an evening of inspiring talks, delivered by people from minority backgrounds. These are people who once felt invisible, even actively silenced by the mainstream, but who have used their experience and creativity to change the narrative. They’ve written themselves into the story so that all of us can feel inspired and empowered to tell our own stories.
The event itself is free, and Wonderbly is kindly providing pizza and nibbles!
So come along, take a seat, grab some pizza, and learn more about how we can improve diversity in copywriting and beyond.
Wonderbly is a marvellously unusual, award winning publishing startup that plays in the intersection of storytelling and technology. They're on a mission to inspire boundless self-belief in children through clever and sophisticated personalisation.
To date, they have made over 2.7 million children in more than 200 countries gasp and giggle.
About the speakers
Shahnaz Ahmed, Senior Designer at Livity and Director at Knit Aid
Shahnaz Ahmed is Senior Designer at Livity, an award-winning youth-led creative network in London, which helps brands like PlayStation, Dyson, Netflix and Google, earn a place in youth culture. She juggles this with being a mum and a director at Knit Aid, a global social movement she founded to help refugees and brings communities together through knitting. Shahnaz is also a regular speaker at industry events and has won several awards including Creative Equal's ‘Women to Watch’ and Campaign's Future Leader’s award. And she was one of 15 women chosen globally for the Cannes Lions See It Be It programme this year.
Nafisa Bakkar, Co-Founder at Amaliah.com
Nafisa Bakkar is one of the co-founders of Amaliah.com. Amaliah is dedicated to representing Muslim women. With a team of over 100 contributors across fashion and culture, Amaliah creates content for and by Muslim women that aims to shape thought and amplify the voices of muslim women. This year they were named by Forbes as one to watch.
Selma Nicholls, Founder of Looks Like Me
Selma Nicholls founded Looks Like Me, a kids’ talent and casting agency, after her then three-year-old daughter Riley-Ann questioned her own identity (on two occasions) due to the limited visibility of children that looked like her on bill boards, theatre shows, the big screen, magazines, and advertising. Selma’s also one of the co-founders of the SoWhiteProject, an ongoing campaign to end visual bias on the internet and normalise diverse imagery through real photography.
Tired of everyone talking about Diversity & Inclusion and yet nothing seems to be changing?
In a session curated by the BIMA Diversity Group, join The Other Box and a panel of awesome speakers for our Diversity & Inclusion breakfast where Diversity leaders who have successfully delivered change will be sharing their strategies for success. You'll leave the event knowing the five things you should do now as well as know how to build and deliver your own Diversity & Inclusion strategy.
Roshni Goyate - Co-Founder of The Other Box
Nancy Rowe - Digital Strategy and Insight Lead at SapientRazorfish
Roxanne Hobbs, Founder of The Hobbs Consultancy
Serhat Ekinci, Director, OMG Ethnic at Omnicom Media Group
Suzy Levy, Managing Director, The Red Plate
Trevor Johnson, Director, Global Agency Partnerships
For more information and to get your ticket, see: https://www.bima.co.uk/Event/2017/09-Sep-2017/BIMA-Breakfast-Briefing--Enough-Talk-Its-Time-For-Diversity-Action
We've teamed up with Stripes, This Ability, People of Creativity and All Here to create an event for the next generation of creatives and future leaders in the field. If you're between the age of 18-24 from a BAME background and interested in how the creative and advertising industry works then this is an event not to be missed. We have a panel of industry experts who will share with you their story and how they have managed to create a successful career in the creative sphere. We will also have a host of industry professionals on hand to give you personal career advice, CV review and much, much more! And here's the kicker it's completely FREE!
‘Changing The Narrative’ is aimed at young people, undergraduates and recent graduates from a wide variety of studies/backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a career in the creative industry.
Interactive, engaging, and informal, the event demonstrates how to access the creative industries and the value of a career in creative industry for young BAME talent.
The event is broken down into 3 interactive sessions:
Our panel will consist of young BAME creative professionals who will introduce themselves, what they do and how they got there. Students can then kick off a Q&A with the panel.
Attendees will be broken out into smaller groups of 8-10 people; each group will be led by a senior creative professional. This will provide detailed insight into core roles within the creative industry. Student groups will circulate around the room in a “speed dating” style rotation to be exposed to lots of different roles and options.
An opportunity for attendees to have their CV/Portfolio reviewed by an industry professional or simply expand their network within the creative industry.
The professionals on hand will represent various backgrounds such as: Film & Photography, Social Media, Visual (Graphic) Design, Client Services, PR, UI & UX Design, Strategy, Project Management, Creative Technology, Marketing Data and Analytics, Journalism and Copywriting, Art Direction
‘Changing The Narrative’ event provides the perfect opportunity to gain access to professionals who will supply them with the answers to all of their related enquiries.
Attendees will be able to get expert advice, insights and coaching from creative professionals to make their dreams a reality.
This event is brought to you by STROBE: a series of events focusing on celebrating creators, innovators and inventors from BAME community.
‘Changing The Narrative’ not only recognises BAME contribution, but reaches out to young people about to start their careers.
About this event
Our increasingly digital world has made it difficult for us to establish a divide between work and life. With more flexible and remote work opportunities, it's difficult to resist responding to emails at all hours of the day. Needless to say, the lines are blurry.
This discussion will explore work-life balance and the ways our inspiring panelists have adapted to this new paradigm shift. They'll share experiences of how they've managed their own work-life balance, break down the challenges they've faced, and offer tips on how to tackle yours.
The Other Box will be joining this stellar line-up to talk about our experiences in work-life balance - sign-up below and come say hello!
Global Development Manager, Glug HQ
Simon Alexander Ong
Life Coach & Business Strategist
Paulina Sygulska Tenner
Founder of GrantTree, Tedx Speaker
We are speaking at FEMpowerment with Marguerite London at The Curtain - a whole day for women wanting to 'werk it' in the work place - giving you the tools you need to be badass in business, own your confidence and look after your mental wellbeing as well as your physical health!
Tickets to the day include: a morning with a choice of exercise classes hosted by Frame and Boom Cycle; use of The Curtain's spa for showering and sprucing before a grand brunch at The Curtain's 'Red Rooster'! The afternoon will be filled to the brim with panel discussions and workshops followed by cocktails at The Curtain!
FEMpowerment with Marguerite: The Programme!
9.45 - 10.45am Morning Caffeine Hit at Tienda Roosteria
10am - 11am Yoga by FRAME
FRAME will take you through a fun Vinyasa Flow to get the morning started. This is a mixed ability flow so also suitable for beginners.
10.30 - 11.15am Spinning by Boom Cycle
Boom Cycle puts the fun factor into getting your sweat on! It's the ultimate, 'party on a bike' experience for anyone looking for that full body workout. With the lights low and the world class sound system kicking out high energy music you'll be swept away into an immersive experience where the world outside will cease to exist. We’ll provide the shoes so all you need is the stamina!
10.45 - 11.30am FRAME Body - The Marguerite Edition by FRAME
FRAME will bring a bespoke class for Marguerite, encompassing the best of their high energy classes. You can expect a total body workout using your body weight resistance bands and gliders. Just bring trainers and your game face! 45mins of moving your Frame.
11am - 12pm Showering and sprucing in The Curtain’s spa
12 - 1.30pm A grand brunch of Southern soul food at Red Rooster
1.30 - 2.30pm Panel: 'Being Badass in Business & Werking It in the Workplace'
With the hosts of the Badass Women's Hour, Harriet Minter, Natalie Campbell and Emma Sexton and Co-Founder of The Other Box, Roshni Goyate.
2.30 - 3.30pm Panel: 'Owning It'
With Lifestyle Editor of HuffPost UK, Brogan Driscoll (Chair); Founder & Editor of Riposte Magazine, Danielle Pender; Leadership Coach and Founder of Electric Woman, Nikki Armytage Foy and musician and model, Poppy Ajudha.
3.45 - 5pm Electric Woman Workshop
5 - 6.30pm Down Time Drinks
This event is open to Marguerite members and non-members and is aimed at every woman who works but wants to WERK IT! For members of Marguerite, this event is not included in your usual membership package.
Working as a creative in the advertising and marketing industry doesn’t always mean ‘selling your soul’. Join us for an evening where we'll hear from people who, outside of their day job, provoke positive change in the community and world around them.
Our speakers include:
Andy Leek who runs 'Notes to Strangers'
Shahnaz Ahmed, Founder of KnitAid
Leyya Sattar & Roshni Goyate, Co-founders of The Other Box
Nathalie Gordon who co-founded the #SoWhite campaign
This event is for members of the Soho House group, we have a limited guestlist available so please register your interest with email@example.com.
"The Gender Debate In Agencies Is Over"
Last year former Saatchi & Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts lost his job after denying that sexism was an issue in the advertising industry. His comments made headline's all over the world. Was the outrage justified, or did he have a point? That's the question we'll be tackling at the first School Of Thought debate.
Gender diversity is a hot topic in every industry, but in advertising, it's even hotter. Just 11% of the world's creative directors are female, and London agencies fair only slightly better at 14%.
The Other Box will be joining some of the industry's biggest names to thrash out this topic in a lively debate on Thursday 25th May from 6pm.