The One Club for Creativity
5 months ago
The One Club for Creativity, the world's foremost non-profit organisation recognising creative excellence in advertising and design, and The 3% Movement, the advertising industry’s leading voice for gender equality and diversity overall, today announced the winners of their joint Next Creative Leaders global awards program for 2019 at the eighth annual 3% Conference in Chicago.
Developed collaboratively by the organisations in 2015, Next Creative Leaders identifies and celebrates talented creative women who are making their mark with both great work and a workplace perspective on diversity that helps change the industry for the better. While seven of this year’s honourees currently work in the US, the program has a strong global element with eight winners originally from other countries.
Next Creative Leaders for 2019 are:
“The One Club for Creativity has a long-standing commitment to providing programming that helps improve the industry's diversity and gender equality,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club. “We created our own inclusion & diversity department nearly a decade ago, and are proud to support programs like Next Creative Leaders that identify, elevate and give voice to those who are making a real difference. They are the ones who are opening the door and inspiring the next generation of women who follow in their footsteps.”
“I’m proud of the level of talent and spirit embodied by this year’s Next Creative Leaders and their contribution to the industry,” said Kat Gordon, founder, The 3% Movement. “The majority of our winners are currently or originally from outside the US, making this a true global showcase of diversity, advocacy and opportunity for people of every ethnicity.”
To make the Next Creative Leaders program as open and accessible as possible, there is no cost for entering the competition. Entrants were judged on four-to-six pieces of creative work, their background, and information about how they — and their work — are pushing the industry forward and making a positive contribution in terms of diversity, mentoring and advocacy. Winners were selected by a jury of 39 top creatives, including a number of past Next Creative Leaders winners.The One Club for Creativity, 4 months ago