International Women’s Day 2018
Tomorrow is International Women's Day and Impact would like to
celebrate the cultural, economic and social achievements of
We have always had gender parity at our heart, with equal balance
between our co-founders Julia Dosne and Nick Evans leading our
business. Impact does not have a gender pay gap and is made
up of 76% women / 34% male employees.
There is extensive coverage highlighting gender pay gaps and
whilst it's certainly an issue, we are also witnessing positive
change. In our experience we do not see an imbalance in pay
between genders in the roles we recruit for and the media and
creative industry has an increasing amount of amazing women making
a difference to both their companies and the industry as a
As part of our contribution, we'd like to celebrate the leading
ladies at Impact and find out what their thoughts are on
International Women's Day!
First up, Julia Dosne, co-Founder
As a successful woman in business, Julia co-founded Impact in 2001
and has been instrumental in its success and growth over the last
17 years. She has not only employed amazing women into Impact but
has found hundreds more their dream jobs in the media industry.
No-one understands more about the challenges facing women today and
she is passionate about positive change for women.
What does International Women's Day mean to
It's an opportunity to reflect on how far women have come and a
chance to really celebrate all that we have achieved.
As a career women yourself, do you feel you have had to
fight harder to get where you are today?
Personally, no. I am a firm believer in creating your own
opportunities and haven't experienced any discrimination in my
How do you feel the media and creative industry treats
We have a good number of influential and powerful female leaders in
the industry who are true role models. We are definitely
moving in the right direction and on the most part have moved away
from the old boys club environments. I can reflect on
personal experience from working in advertising in the 90's (which
was an incredible experience) to now partnering with the industry
today - I have seen an incredible shift in behaviours and a more
empowered and successful female representation; however the gender
balance at leadership level still has a long way to go.
What would you like to see companies do to make give more
There is a tremendous talent pool that is underutilised as we are
overlooking the value of mums returning to work - The
industry needs to accommodate flexible working solutions better in
their businesses and this will encourage women to continue pushing
their careers whilst balancing home life commitments. With a
shift here, we will see greater representation of women in the
board room that will result in a stronger business proposition all
What advice would you give to women ambitious for a great
Believe in yourself, know your strengths and focus on them.
If you do what you love and are passionate about then you will have
the greatest chance of success. Take responsibility for
driving your career. Failure is part of business, it's how
you pick yourself back up, stay motivated and driven that will set
you apart and on the path to success.
More from our amazing ladies coming tomorrow!