Ally Owen, Brixton Finishing School

Founder Email Ally Owen, Brixton Finishing School


Ally Owen founded Brixton Finishing School due to the need to create a diverse and equitable talent blueprint for our industry. By the end of 2020 230 talents from multicultural, socially mobile, neurodiverse, and majority female, backgrounds passed through this award-winning accelerator that finds, trains and places ‘under-represented’ talent in roles. Recognising the impact that COVID-19 will have on young people’s futures, Ally also launched the game-changing AD-Cademy programme which will give over 2000 students a year across the UK a fairer chance to succeed. She’s created a groundswell of support amongst leading agencies and brands and built an alliance of 400+ industry #Changemakers who are working together to change outcomes. Ally is using her platform to influence direct change, advising agencies on their recruitment policies and speaking on allyship at events with Omnicom, Facebook and Mediatel. Ally constantly pushes for platforms through which the voices her graduates can be heard and asks the industry to listen and change.

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