In an effort to provide women and non-binary creatives a platform for visibility in the Indian advertising and design industry, DDB Mudra Group in partnership with Indian Creative Women (ICW) is hosting Portfolio Evening 2021. Call for portfolios is now open with the event scheduled for 23 July, 2021 from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm. The application deadline is 17 July 2021.
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DDB Mudra Group is committed to filling in five creative positions across its businesses from the initiative.
This free, virtual event will provide an exclusive opportunity for applicants to have their portfolios reviewed and be mentored by a panel of senior creative talent from the industry.
Jurors include Kainaz Karmakar (CCO, Ogilvy India), Delna Sethna (CCO, WPP Redfuse India), PG Aditiya (NCD, Dentsu Webchutney) and Shikha Gupta (Creative Director, Swiggy), among others.
The event is open to creatives at an ACD level and below; with an average experience of 0-6 years, including recently graduated students from advertising portfolio schools. Women who have taken a career break are also encouraged to apply.
Sakshi Choudhary, Founder - Indian Creative Women, said, "The Indian ad industry continues to lose most of its women at the mid-level. While the talk on diversity is slowly gaining momentum, there's a need for more impactful initiatives at different levels. This portfolio evening will give the industry access to some of the best diverse talent available to hire. In addition, we hope to boost the confidence of women and non-binary creatives through constructive conversation and mentorship."
Rahul Mathew, Chief Creative Officer - DDB Mudra Group, added, âWeâve been working on many initiatives within the agency to identify and groom more diversity in our creative teams and in our creative leadership. So the Portfolio Evening actually fuels and adds more power to our initiatives.â
âDiversity is just another impressive word until it is actively pursued. We are delighted to partner with Indian Creative Women for the Portfolio Evening. With this initiative, weâre hoping to add more impetus to a movement whose time has come,â said Pallavi Chakravarti, Creative Head - DDB Mudra West.Â
The seats are limited, and the first 50 applicants will be eligible for this exclusive opportunity. All portfolios submitted will be posted on the ICW website.