Founder and CEO, Creative Equals

Ali Hanan is the founder and CEO of Creative Equals, the leading organisation driving diversity in the UK’s advertising, marketing and media industry. Her company has recently developed and launched the Creative and Media Equality Standard, which provides an analysis of where companies are on their diversity journey, and builds an actionable road map. She’s also a creative director, who has worked in the industry for more than 16 years on some of the world’s top brands.  


Stop talking about diversity

And DO something. Today. Most of us understand ‘why’ diversity matters, but what stops us from becoming diverse? Is it unconscious bias? Or is something deeper? And, when it comes to creating diverse teams, what really works? This talk gives you some insights into ‘how’ to become diverse, starting by understanding how your own perception of the world can be a barrier. If you believe divergent thinking drives innovation, creativity and ideas, this talk is one you won’t want to miss.