Inspirational ID&E speakers to share

Every quarter, our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Group hears from an external guest speaker to challenge and inspire new thinking

Our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Group works towards building a digital advertising industry that is for everybody. Open to all IAB UK members, the group meets quarterly and focuses on how to improve workplace culture and make diversity and inclusion a priority across our sector. At each meeting we hear from guest speakers, share initiatives delivered by members of the group and collaborate to produce best practice content. 

To date we have been fortunate to hear from a range of trailblazing guest speakers on a range of key issues, including:

  • Ally Owen, Brixton Finishing School: Driving change in the talent entering the advertising industry
  • Ally Tyger-Doyle, MiQ: Supporting Muslim colleagues and creating a workplace where everyone feels that they belong
  • Akama Davies, We Are Stripes: Addressing the ethnic diversity imbalance in the creative industry
  • George Bettany, Sanctus: Supporting Mental Health in the workplace
  • Harriet Minter, journalist & speaker: Revolutionising the workplace and navigating hybrid working
  • Jacquie Duckworth, The Uninvisibility Project: Getting mid-life women into the industry through the Visible Start programme
  • Jo Davey, Group M: Why menopause is an ID&E and workplace issue
  • Josh Graff, LinkedIn: Supporting D&I initiatives in the workplace
  • Nadya Powell, Utopia: How we change business culture
  • Nancy Lengthorn, WPP Group: Understanding and improving D&I in the workplace
  • Nicky Holt, Bauer Group Media: Supporting disability in the workplace
  • Rak Patel, Media for All: Supporting BAME people within the advertising industry
  • Roxanne Hobbs, The Hobbs Consultancy: Understanding and supporting neurodiversity  
  • Ryan Uhl, Mail Metro Media: Understanding how personal identity, world concerns and views of advertising differ within our diverse national population
  • Sam Phillips, Omnicom: Understanding and improving D&I in the workplace
  • Sharon Lloyd-Barnes, Advertising Association: Improving the experience and representation of underrepresented talent in the advertising industry
  • Will Pike, The Hobbs Consultancy: Understanding and supporting disability at work


The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Group is open to any IAB UK member to join who has an active role in implementing inclusion, diversity and equity plans within their business or is passionate about D&I and can contribute to the conversation by sharing their learnings. For more information about joining the group, contact [email protected]

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