AKQA marks International Women’s Day

AKQA marked International Women’s Day with a host of initiatives and opportunities for employees and clients reflecting the theme of this year’s campaign, Balance for Better. Going beyond the drive for gender parity, AKQA studios around the world also looked to address the issues of socio-economic and cultural imbalances faced by women. The AKQA San Francisco team visited The New York Times’ Overlooked series featuring distinguished, pioneering women and people of colour whose lives were not covered by the New York paper’s obituaries. In London, AKQA invited staff to visit…

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From Mount Etna to Mont Blanc, AKQA Strives for change

Social impact accelerator Big Change aims to unlock the full potential of our young people and reimagine the way education works today. Since 2012 Virgin STRIVE has supported Big Change, enabling youngsters to thrive, not just in exams but throughout life. Big Change believes that prevention is better than solving problems and it is easier to build strong children than fix broken adults. Prioritising communication, career support and improved teachers’ well being, it has backed innovative early stage ideas that would otherwise not have got investment and have gone on…

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Choose Love to provide for displaced children and families

Volunteers from AKQA have designed and provided e-commerce hosting for the online store Choose Love. For children and families that are forcibly displaced from their homes, Choose Love provides access to emergency relief, food, clothing, warmth and support services needed for dignity and survival this winter. Products available from Choose Love include: children’s shoes, children’s coats, emergency blankets and warm socks. Each item consists of a description of how and why it was chosen, and gift collection it is included within. These necessities are categorised into a refugee’s journey of…

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AKQA partners with Virgin STRIVE to raise awareness and funds for Big Change

Since 2012, Virgin STRIVE has assembled groups of extraordinary individuals and teams to challenge themselves and help Big Change, the social impact accelerator, to make a difference by reimagining education and the way future generations are encouraged and supported. Big Change is a catalyst for positive transformations, connecting essential ideas and projects, to tackle causes of societal issues. Inspired by creating a better future, AKQA is proud to partner with Virgin STRIVE to raise awareness and funds for Big Change. Big Change is committed to continual learning and evolving with…

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AKQA Sponsors Women in Sport Empower Conference

Throughout history, determined women have paved the way for a more equal and fair society. While physical activity is universally understood to provide a lifetime of benefits, sports participation rates among women and girls are much lower than men. The many reasons for this gender gap are practical, personal, social and cultural. The Empower conference, organised by Women in Sport will both identify and help to solve the causes of inequality. The conference will also harness the latest insights, social innovation and best practice evidence to provide solutions. Bringing together…

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