This month, MKTG team members in New Zealand threw their support in behind a new Dentsu Aegis Network diversity initiative called The Representation Project. The project is aimed at changing the future for women within our industry. Locally in NZ, less than 20% of CEO roles are occupied by women, and pay equity continues to be an issue with women earning on average 12% less than men in the same positions.
The group is made up of a network of staff across the business (including CEO Robert Harvey) who are passionate about making meaningful change. The group aims to challenge industry ‘norms’ and shape the way young women think about success, supporting them to the top.
The Representation Project launched with an inspirational guest speaker, Taryn Kljakovic, founder of local organisation ‘The Women’s Collective’ and Head of Publicity, Promotions and Creative Marketing for Sony Music. Taryn spoke openly about some of the big challenges she has had to overcome to get where she is and highlighted the importance of every little step; all big changes begin with small conversations.
The group will now focus on developing a series of events and opportunities to further its mission. Stay tuned!
contributed by Fluer Skinner, MKTG New Zealand head
Via:: MKTG Blog