Teams across DNEG’s global facilities took part in a wide range of activities as part of our celebrations for International Women’s Day 2019.
From India, to the UK, to North America our teams, once again, joined in with the March 8th annual day of celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements by women.
Balance for Better
Throughout the day at our studios, we were thrilled to host a range of curated discussions that featured DNEG’s own thought leaders as well as external expert guests, providing insight on diversity, inclusion and belonging, and a chance to explore how companies like ours can respond to the industry-wide challenge of recruiting and retaining more women, and achieving a better gender balance.
Celebrating DNEG’s SHeroes
Our creatives in London used IWD to produce a collaborative piece of art inspired by the concept of ‘SHeroes’ — The term we used to describe DNEG’s champions of inclusivity and teammates who have inspired others to succeed. Colleagues wrote personal stories about their SHeroes on cardboard leaves and shared them via our SHero Tree, for all to see.
Supporting future generations
Teams around the world also used IWD 2019 to support girls and young women to be enjoy successful futures.
In Vancouver, our artists and support teams welcomed girls and mentors from the local Big Sisters mentoring programme. Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland (BSBCLM) is a non-profit organisation that is committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of female, transgender, and non-binary youth through supportive relationships with mentors.
The visit was part of our longstanding global out-reach work with schools, colleges and universities, which is designed to encourage more young women to consider opportunities in the visual effects industry by increasing the awareness around the opportunities available to them.
In London, meanwhile, teams supported the local Red Box Project, a charity that collects donations of sanitary products and distributes them free of charge to schools to help students who can’t afford them. During the weeklong donation drive, teams in London filled two large boxes with products, helping to ensure many girls and young women in the local area can continue to attend school and focus on learning.
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