Clemenger Melbourne + RARE Reveal Recipients of Scholarships to Diversity Masterclass in Sydney
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has announced the
recipients of the eight, fully-funded scholarships to industry diversity
initiative, RARE, taking place November 20 - 24.
The scholarship program was open to industry talent who were unable to obtain funding via their agencies or who weren't able to self-fund attendance to the event, ensuring those who might otherwise have been underrepresented were able to attend.
The eight recipients hail from a variety of creative backgrounds and
industries across Australia and include a producer from Long Shore
Drift, a designer from Buchanan Group and Australia Post, among others.
Says Nick Garrett, CEO, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne: "As an industry, we need to be doing everything we can to foster diversity in our workforce and to be driving behavioural change from within. The scholarship program has been a great way to drive that agenda, and provide the recipients with an opportunity to continue to grow and thrive in the creative industry.
"We hope that the scholarship program will provide the recipients with an experience that will help them grow and succeed in their careers. We're incredibly happy that we've been able to afford these people the opportunity who might not have otherwise been able to attend."
In addition to the eight scholarship recipients, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne is also sending two of its own to attend the four-day masterclass, with CRM strategist Rosie McFarlane and creative, Lauren Moran heading along in representation of the agency.
RARE is a four-day masterclass featuring industry leaders from around the world, aimed at giving creative talent from diverse backgrounds the network and knowledge they need to succeed.