Pitch -100 Superwomen Breakfast
In honour of great women, Pitch magazine released their most recent issue celebrating the top superwomen in the advertising world (http://electrictheatre.tv/blog...). The stellar issue titled ‘Creative Women/100 Superwomen’ celebrates females making waves in the industry. Advertising is not unique in its overall dominance of men, but Pitch’s founder and publisher Sherry Collins asked the industry who they considered to be superwomen; be it colleagues, role models or even yourself, nominations began to roll in.
Alongside this they also teamed up with agency powerhouse Publicis to host the ‘Pitch 100 Superwomen’ breakfast to further shine the spotlight on these amazing females.
Speakers at the breakfast included Sherry, Isabella Parish MD/EP of 1st Avenue Machine, Casey Bird President of SheSays and Melody Sylvester EP of RSA Films amongst many others.
The superwomen shared stories with the common goal to ignite change within the industry. Sherry worked closely with the founder of Creative Equals, Ali Hanan, to highlight the grim statistic that 40% of female alumni of advertising and design schools don’t pursue their creative vocation beyond the first year. http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/...).
In spirit to challenge this hurdle, the event provided a platform to nurture emerging and growing female talent. Lets hear it for the girls.
Photography by Bronac Mcneil
Illustration by Axelle Rose Zwartjes