S2: E5 – In Conversation with… Ete Davies on the issue of social mobility in recent times

Series 2, episode 5 - Ete Davies on the issue of social mobility in recent times

In the fifth episode of our season 2 of In Conversation With, we speak with Ete Davis, CEO of a marketing and advertising agency, Engine.

He is also the co-founder of We Are Stripes, a UK based initiative whose mission is to to create opportunities, for people from diverse backgrounds, within the creative industries, and also an advisory board member for Creative Equals.

Here, he talks about data that shows it’s harder in recent times for an individual, particularly from the Black community to get opportunities to increase economic status. He portrays what he thinks the responsibility of governments and corporations is. In addition, he also mentions what each individual can do to help with this problem – networks and sponsoring – and this is something every senior individual can do regardless of race.


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Through hard-hitting topics, sharing of personal experiences and being comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations, In Diverse Company brings a refreshing series of weekly interviews with change champions across the industry.

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