Global nonprofit organisation The One Club has announced the 2021 edition of the Right the Ratio Summit, which will take place online between 18 and 20 May. The three-day virtual summit aims to educate leaders on how to better foster workplace inclusivity.
With The One Club's mission to support and develop the advertising and creative industries, one key element is a commitment gender equality and inclusiveness. This year's theme is “Building An Equitable Workplace”, and will offer ideas, insights and real-life examples that can be learned from and implemented at all levels of an agency.
Men and women from C-suite and senior level positions will be speaking throughout the event, representing major companies including Viacom, Airbnb, EA, BBDO Worldwide, WPP and many more. Topics during the three-day summit include "How To Be Meaningful Allies In Recruiting", "The Importance of Representation for People of All Gender Identities" and “Standing Up to Fight the Shecession".
With the aim of highlighting women and elevating more of them into leadership roles, men — who occupy the majority of these — are especially encouraged to attend.
"While gender equity remains at the heart of Right The Ratio's mission, the challenges of women within our industry clearly intersect with race, gender, orientation, and age. This year's conference aims to further address our common objectives," said Kasia Karolak, gender equality programme manager at The One Club.
"As a global nonprofit organisation, we have a long-standing commitment to giving back to the industry and providing programs that help improve the industry's diversity and gender equality. Institutional change will only happen at agencies when direction comes from management. Right The Ratio will stimulate dialogue among agency leaders and help make that change happen,” added Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club.