Bloom’s vision is to create an industry in which every woman can achieve her potential. And this year, we are very proud to launch our Bloom #EverydayAction awards; which celebrate people who champion gender equality in the workplace on a daily basis. These are all about the people who make stuff happen but don’t necessarily get recognised as much as they should; those who make a real difference and inspire others to do so. We asked to hear about the unsung heroes of communities, networks, and workplaces, who contribute towards creating an industry in which every woman can achieve her potential.
Here are this year’s winners - these are people who have been nominated by their colleagues, and you can read more about why they were nominated below.
Head of PMO, Clear Channel UK
"I nominate Fabian for appointing the most diverse team of employees within Project Management Office at Clear Channel UK. All of us come from the minority background and were recognised for achievements, experience, potential and fit for the team. He went above and beyond to secure flexible working arrangements for the two working parents and provides his support and understanding to the related aspects enabling a work- life balance for the staff."
Chief Revenue Officer, Clear Channel UK
"Richard has dedicated most of this year to equality and fairness. He has been intrinsic to the development of Clear Channel’s Fairness and Diversity culture in the past 12 months. He has continued to support women in the workplace, encouraging us and nominating us where it is deserved. An advocate of female managers across our business, a personal mentor to many and an inspiration to all, Richard truly deserves to be recognised for creating true equality in our workplace. Richard is an inspiring individual, who has been pushing & supporting women internally & externally in the work place to get further up the ladder, while also taking into account a fair work life balance for working mums. He is a true feminist and my organisation wouldn't be the same without him."
Associate Business Director, JWT
"Emily’s idea to set up a women's network within the agency offered positive action - creating a dedicated platform through which women could develop their confidence and skills, and work towards change. The impressive attendance and feedback at these events has demonstrated the value that the network has brought, and will continue to bring to female employees within the agency"
"Nova will actively seek out all female crews for her jobs. Her view is women need to support each other - especially in the freelance world."
Managing Director, VMLY&R London
"Amanda has an infectious energy. She feels personally responsible for the career of everyone who walks in the agency. She gives, supports and helps way more than she takes. She has breakfast with all new starters because she wants to know them personally, to create an environment where they can strive. She is a passionate advocate of listening and empathy at all level from the CEO to the intern. You will always find an ally in her."