Say yes to action on gender diversity: Six women on their first Cannes Lions

The six winners of the GoDaddy Scholarship for Women in Technology, in partnership with Campaign, are playing their part in ensuring diversity goes beyond talk.
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Lolly Morris, digital design director, Iris

I have learned so much. I have met Kathyrn, Tess, Tash, Ina and Amy – five women who are shaping the future for other women in the creative tech industry. We have shared an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. And the world of women in digital doesn’t seem like such a lonely place any more. 

I have realised that Cannes is not about the seminars; it is about talking to influential people and creating a network of allies. So how can you find exciting opportunities like the one I have experienced?

Say yes. If you’re faced with an opportunity and not sure whether you should say yes, go for it. When you see a competition that you don’t think you would ever win, enter it. You see a job that you would never get? Apply for it. You never know what opportunities you may be faced with if you are brave enough to seek them out.

Say no. When a man treats you "like a girl", when you are faced with discrimination, unequal pay and disparaging comments, tell them that it is not acceptable. 

Say hi. Meet as many people as you can. Get yourself out there. There are so many incredible women in this industry and we have so much to learn from and be inspired by each other. 


Read more at http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/say-yes-action-gender-diversity-six-women-first-cannes-lions/1438406#1hU9PEgtSZ4jTU4X.99

BELIEVE THAT YOU CANNES!!!!

REWIND TO JUST OVER A WEEK AGO: MY BOSS SENDS ME THIS ARTICLE:

Campaign has partnered with GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform provider dedicated to small, independent ventures, to launch a competition offering five women in the creative technology space the opportunity to attend the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

I ENTER - NEVER ACTUALLY BELIEVING I WILL BE PICKED:

I enter my submission of 300 words about me, my job, my life and my passions, never thinking I would ever win.

Cannes is for the elite, the big cheeses, le grande fromage..

THEN YESTERDAY - OH F**K:

They picked me. Of all the entries and all the amazing creative women in the industry, they picked lil old ME. 

Bowled over, excited, shocked, nervous, baffled, feeling a bit sick.

Then my husband and boss had the same reaction. F**k that's amazing. And then the sinking realisation of "oh shit Lolly is going away all next week how are we gonna sort out work/child/life" with 5 days notice.

Some amazing work from my husband, rallying the troups to arrange childcare and clear his schedule.

You'll be hearing and seeing lots more from me, from Cannes next week!! Meanwhile here's a shit Photoshop comp.

Click here to read the article on Campaign.

WE'VE BEEN NOMINATED FOR A CANNES LION!

Say whaaaaaaaa? 

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Contagious have tipped us as a contender for a Cannes Lion this year for the GIFFEELINGS Project that we have been working on for Dominos over the past year.

Very exciting stuff! We are keeping our fingers crossed!

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CREATIVITY'S FEMALE FUTURE

Last week I had the absolute honour of being listed in Campaign as one of the 30 Future Leaders in the industry. 

Can you spot my face? Twice? I think the pink hair headshot threw them off so Campaign put me in the headshot collage twice. 

It's an unbelievable honour to be put on a list with such incredible women. 

Thanks to Creative Equals and all the judges!

SHELL FACEBOOK CANVAS

Facebook Canvas's are kind of the new guy on the block. All our clients want them, and we are trying to push the Creative to make something really dynamic and interesting from this Facebook tool. Here's one we created for Shell Motorsports. Pretty cool I think.