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Two years on from #metoo

This year, to celebrate International Women's Day 2019, we went to our network to ask them one question: Two years on from #metoo, and with recent reports showing the significant gender pay gap, what do you think we can do as an industry and individuals to move the conversation forward and make change quicker? Here's what they had to say: Syl Saller Marketing Society President and Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer at Diageo I remain deeply concerned about the state of women’s equality in the world - and yet, even more optimistic about progress. Despite all of our collective efforts as an industry, the pace of substantive chance has been too slow in how women are portrayed in content, how qualified women are represented at a senior level in creative development and how women are selected to be creative directors on content. We need to make faster progress and the time for action is now.
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Inspired Leader Podcasts

The Inspired Leader podcast series shares interviews with people from many fascinating walks of life, exploring what we can learn from the ways they discover and maintain their personal inspiration as leaders. So far, for this series, Andy has interviewed: Commodore Jerry Kyd, commanding officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth Pip Jamieson, founder of The Dots British politician and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable MP British business woman Martha Lane Fox CBE, also known as Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho English actor, writer and comedian Neil Mullarkey. We release these in batches each month, so please do feedback to us. We're keen to hear if you like this series and want to hear more. You can listen to the podcasts via SoundCloud below, or alternatively subscribe to the series on iTunes. Ben Ainslie 
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Dutch company €44.9m sales

Launched to raise awareness of slavery and child labour in the cocoa industry, Tony's Chocolonely has reached €44.9m in annual revenue and is now the market leading brand in the Netherlands. It's also hit this milestone without a single piece of paid advertising. How has it done this? And what can we learn?   1. CHANGE THE CRITERIA FOR CHOICE
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City Guides: Helsinki

Arguably one of Europe’s most relaxed and coolly-understated capitals, Helsinki boasts a world-famous art and design scene and a blend of cutting-edge urban space and carefully preserved, traditionally Finnish architecture. There's no shortage of beautiful buildings and sites of historical interest – the Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument, and Suomenlinna, the island ‘fortress of Finland’ among them. But what makes Helsinki so special is its quirky character and commitment to remaining idiosyncratically Finnish – even as it embraces other global influences. Here are our insider tips for Helsinki, Finland. The Finnish Sauna The Finns are serious about their saunas.
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When in China...

Here’s a few tips I put together based on my experiences in China earlier this year  – hopefully really useful if you’re visiting any time soon! Also, absolutely loved this Lonely Planet China book, really useful and practical tips and has a short overview of a lot of top places and it’s all in colour. Technology With such a huge growth in technology in China over the past few years, it’s no wonder that the whole population has grown to rely on it, possible more than us in the west. In public spaces you’ll find wifi and phones chargers, so people never lose touch with their virtual worlds…

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Dear male allies. By Elle Graham-Dixon.

A memo to the many wonderful male allies supporting us on International Women’s day. Thank you for your support. It can be hard to speak out about feminism as a man. Hard, in particular to feel as though you have the right. So sometimes you may accidentally say things that don’t help because, well, no one is perfect. Because I know you truly care, I hope that you’ll appreciate some gentle feedback.

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IWD 2019: thoughts from the women in our network

This year, to celebrate International Women's Day 2019, we went to our network to ask them one question: Two years on from #metoo, and with recent reports showing the significant gender pay gap, what do you think we can do as an industry and individuals to move the conversation forward and make change quicker?

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Imposter syndrome and how to deal with it

Congratulations!  You've just been promoted / picked up an award / won a big pitch but instead of giving yourself a well deserved pat on the back, you cannot shake the creeping fear that Toto is going to pull back the curtain and expose you for what you really are…a fraud - and sooner or later everyone’s going to find out, writes Tanya Livesy.

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