The Women's Association launches the 1st cohort of The Cannes Challenge
The Women’s Association announce the launch of The Cannes Challenge, a program that exists to invest in new and existing female talent within the creative industry. McCann London have signed up to sponsor the first cohort of the program as part of their ongoing partnership with The Women’s Association.
The Cannes Challenge winners will be given the chance to explore the Cannes Lions Festival; the world’s biggest celebration of creativity and connect with experienced creatives and agency leaders in a meaningful way to help them as they develop their careers/aspirations. Throughout the Cannes Lions week, the winners will be accompanied by The Women’s Association and mentored throughout the week by McCann London and IPG Leaders. They will have also have access to wider opportunities through The Women’s Association’s partners, including The Female Quotient, See it Be it and other companies across the creative industry.
As part of the Challenge the winners will be presented with a brief and they will get to work alongside McCann’s creatives to create a response to the brief. At the end of the festival week, they will present their response to the McCann London’s leadership team. This gives the winners further exposure to leaders within the industry and they also get a chance to showcase their skills and abilities.
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“The Cannes Lions is the world’s biggest playground for creativity and has long been a source of inspiration for creatives and creative folk. With the Cannes Challenge we are aiming to open it up to aspiring creatives and those looking to move into a creative business, who wouldn’t ordinarily get the opportunity to attend. The Executive Challenge earlier this year was a powerful reminder that our future is in safe hands with the brilliant minds coming through, and Polly, Rob, Lol and I are looking forward to spending more time with and being inspired by more up and coming talent.”
Jemima Monies - COO of McCann London