Even though we KNOW women are fabulously creative and hard-workers, take a look at these sobering statistics:
- While women make up almost half of the advertising industry, only 11 percent are creative directors.
- According to a survey by The Guardian with the Young Creative Council, 88 percent of young women in the creative industry say they lack role models (!!!)
- The same study revealed that 70 percent of young female creatives say they have never worked with a female creative director or executive creative director.
Here’s how J. Walter Thompson Company, one of the world’s largest and longest standing advertising agencies, has committed to changing the tide.
J. Walter Thompson is proud to present the Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship.
Now in its second year, the scholarship is named after the industry’s and J. Walter Thompson’s first female copywriter. The scholarship is an international opportunity that supports young women of diverse academic backgrounds who aspire the join the creative ranks by awarding five individual scholarships up to $10,000 annually. Each scholarship recipient will also receive a paid summer internship with the J. Walter Thompson office in her region, a J. Walter Thompson mentor and a “first look” placement consideration upon graduation.
It gives the Helens of 2016 – and beyond – their chance to break into the industry and, like Helen, create some kickass pioneering work that breaks the mold.
To be eligible, an applicant must be female, be registered as a student at a participating undergraduate and/or portfolio school and be no less than 12 months from the completion of their degree by June 15, 2016. She should show creative talent and promise, as well as maintain satisfactory academic and creative progress as determined by their school.
For more information, click here.
Break the glass ceiling and apply to the Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship today! The deadline is June 15. Good luck, collegiettes!