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Elmwood

105 Water Lane

Leeds

LS11 5WD

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Kerning the Gap is the network for equality within the design industry. We are pleased to invite you to join the conversation in Yorkshire.

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Kerning The Gap is a collective of like-minded people who want to see more women in design leadership roles, hear their voices and be inspired to create change.

63% of graphic design students are women; yet only 17% are Creative Directors

Our industry is full of women. And yet, we currently only hold 17% design leadership positions, with even less as agency principals. And our stats across the broader diversity spectrum only get worse. BAME representation in leadership roles is just 12%.

This lack of diversity at the top not only affects the opportunities and environments we create as an industry, it also impacts our pay gap, where women on average still only earn 80p on the pound compared to men.

As a micro industry, with 98% of our businesses having less than 50 people in them, we need to come together to tackle these problems, and share the brilliant thinking we’re capable of to show industry how to change.

Change needs to happen faster and the conversation needs to get louder. That's what Kerning the Gap is all about.

Our first event will be held at Elmwood Leeds from 6:00pm on Thursday 14th November. The evening will begin with an intro on the background of Kerning the Gap by its founder, Nat Maher, followed by a Q&A with a panel of industry experts chaired by Kerning the Gap Yorkshire organiser Anna Wanczyk and Ladies Wine Design organiser Eve Warren. On the panel we'll have:

Helen Hartley - Creative Director, Elmwood

Helen Darlington - Founder & CEO of brand engagement agency Woven

Helena Hamilton - Head of Service Delivery at campaigns agency Magpie

Alec Dudson - Editor-in-Chief, Intern Magazine

After the Q&A we'd appreciate feedback from you and input on what you want from us at the next Kerning the Gap event, followed by an opportunity to network.

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Elmwood

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Leeds

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United Kingdom

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