Ali Hanan is founder of Creative Equals, an award-winning organisation working to increase diversity within creative and media companies in the UK and soon Australia. She launched the Creative, Digital and Media Equality Standard in September to give businesses an end-to-end diversity and inclusion review, rating and setting a road map for change.

The movement has gone from strength to strength, gaining the support of the industry’s top creative agencies and intermediaries. To support talent in the industry, Creative Equals runs scholarships, a returner’s programme, a leadership school and affordable training for staff. In 2017, she made Campaign’s Trailblazer list and was nominated by The Drum to feature in their New Year’s Honours List.