Our ambition was to create a Creative Academy that focused solely on female and female identifying young talent. A critical part of that ambition was to engage 16 year olds that have not yet to made a final decision as to what they will do once they have completed their A Levels/BTEC’s.

Engaging with this audience would have been an incredibly difficult, drawn out and, potentially, unachievable task had it not been for CMN.
— Justin Tindall, group chief creative officer, m&c Saatchi

THE BRIEF

Build relationships with young people who are creative in their own way, who can bring their fascination with a particular medium - film, spoken word, coding - to their creative work.

 

THE IMPACT

YOUNG PEOPLE BUILT CONNECTIONS FROM THE HOUSE COMMUNITIES THAT PROPELLED THEM INTO AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES!

 
 

96%

of mentors feel more confident to nurture diverse talent and create an inclusive culture.

89%

of mentors agree that CMN helped them build more confidence in their own skills and knowledge.

92%

of mentors feel more confident.

 
Their access to (and relationships with) Greater London schools is extraordinary, and their work with us to create a bespoke mentor training programme was pivotal in helping to turn our ambition into a reality.
— Justin Tindall, group chief creative officer, m&c Saatchi

THE PROCESS

 
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CONSULTATION

A plan was developed to give Havas the confidence to take action to improve diversity in the agency, by setting up an internship programme.

TIMELINE

Over 16 weeks mentors learnt new listening, communicating and coaching skills. Phasellus sodales massa malesuada tellus fringilla, nec bibendum tellus blandit. Quisque congue porttitor ullamcorper.

DELIVERABLES

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THE PROGRAMME

 
 
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Soho Impact: Open House Mentoring is a 20 week programme of mentoring and mentor training, delivered in partnership with Creative Mentor Network.

18-27’s are paired with a mentor from the house community, receive free house membership and opportunities to network. Mentors receive a programme of training.

 
 
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The training sessions have given is fresh ideas. The coaching vs mentoring workshop was particularly useful as many of us had thought about solely using our experience to help. It did encourage me to help my mentee find her own answers rather than feeling like I needed to have all of the solutions.

It was lovely being on the journey with someone who has just entered the workforce and seeing the obstacles through her eyes. I felt a sense of pride when my mentee conquered some issues at work ie around presenting, engaging with colleagues and then when she found momentum around larger personal goals.
— Karen Tso, Europe Anchor, CNBC
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Kieran Lewis

Grime artist Kieran worked with Jamal Edwards, learning about the business side of the music industry.

Jamal helped Kieran film a music video for his track, Practice, and release it on SBTV!

You can watch it HERE.

 
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