The Dots, the creative network, founded by Pip Jamieson in 2014, have asked 11 of their creative heroes to each nominate 10 leading black change makers and creators who are shaping the current climate with raw talent, big ideas and crazy hard work.
There is still a huge disparity of BAME individuals in the creative industry. Currently only 13% of the creative industry workforce identify as coming from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. In addition, only 8% of senior positions have BAME representation. Spotlighting this subject is as important as ever.
The Dots say: “True diversity at every level is the key to creative innovation and success. That’s why this October, throughout Black History Month, we are celebrating those transforming the industry of today, inspiring the generation of tomorrow and making creative history.
Together, we can create a better and more diverse workplace, shaping a new creative industry for us all to enjoy.”
To read this on The Dots site please visit: https://the-dots.com/projects/championing-diversity-this-black-history-month-meet-100-creatives-inspiring-change-188600
The 11 leaders The Dots chose include:
- Melanie Eusebe, executive producer, Women of the World festival. Chair, Black British Business Awards
- Karen Blackett OBE, Chairwoman, MediaCom
- Trevor Robinson OBE, founder, Quiet Storm
- Claud Williams, Founder, Dream Nation
- Jordan Kensington, Founder, Urban Music Awards & Invincible Media Group
- Liv Little, Founder, Gal-dem
- Mercedes Benson, D&AD Shift Ambassador, Socia Media Specialist
- Abraham Abbi Asefaw, Founder, The Pop Up Agency. Lecturer, HyperIsland
- Nene Parsotam, Founder, Stripes
- Dior Bediako, Founder, Pepper Your Talk