“The UK is a multicultural, brilliant fruit salad”: call to diversity at Oystercatchers Club

“The UK is a multicultural, brilliant fruit salad”: call to diversity at Oystercatchers Club

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Tuesday saw us hold the first of our 2016 Club evenings where we proudly hosted one of today’s most important conversations for our industry: diversity.

The evening brought together well-known UK business leaders, agency chiefs, and journalists, as well as major influencers the Ideas Foundation, Women in Marketing, Pride:AM, Chartered Institute of Marketing, NABS and the IPA. With over 200 people, it was standing-room only, with truly interactive conversation between audience and panel.

We had a remarkable line-up of panellists: Michael Brunt, CMO & Managing Director, The Economist; Paul Geddes, CEO Direct Line Group; Karen Blackett, Chairwoman MediaCom, and Catherine Mayer, a founder of The Women’s Equality Party, who openly shared personal and professional challenges they’ve faced, from gender to racial discrimination, and steps they’re taking to create a culture where, as Paul Geddes beautifully summed up: “you bring all of yourself to work”.

To read more about the evening, please click to Campaign

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And to industry delight, the conversation trended on twitter #OYClub!

Thank you to our wonderful panellists and to everyone who came along to join the conversation.
Our next Oystercatchers Club event takes place on 22nd March 2016 and will be on the topic of Social Media & Data.

Victoria Sinclair