Creative Future from ACC Live November 2020

Creative Futures and Diversity: College Industry Week takes on Global Entrepreneurship Week

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One of many events we hosted or attended this year during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 was an exciting collaboration with Access Creative College.

Our contact Carol Ann Whitehead FRSA GGA, Diversity Director for ACC Live Industry Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week provided us with this summary.

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With scheduling to rival the Radio Times Christmas TV Guide, our Industry Week rolled smoothly into Global Entrepreneurship Week and it’s an opportunity for the students to engage in the bigger picture.

Industry week focused on the four creative pathways of Music, Media, Games, Events with industry professionals contributing globally. For the first time in its 26 year history as Diversity Director I suggested the introduction of Entrepreneurship leading to knowledge sharing about the Inclusive Entrepreneur.

Jacqueline Winstanley joined me as a guest of my  ‘In conversation with...’  where I jokingly mention this is where I get to wear my Oprah slingbacks. An informative discussion which will form part of the students assignments.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/y__yF8g3kys

My other ‘In conversation with...’ session was with Lauren Kisilevesky, Vice President of Original Movies for the Disney Channel and Disney Plus.

A huge thank you to the entrepreneurs on my Enterprise Livestream Panel sharing their journey, the obstacles due to physical disabilities, imposter syndrome and mental health issues. They shared their nuggets of wisdom, determination to succeed and defined what an entrepreneur is.

Jacqueline was also part of the panel which took place a few days later. James Holt, singer / songwriter deaf musician at James Holt Music, Mark Esho multi award-winning disabled entrepreneur and Aaron Hornback, entrepreneurial Pastor, Event Specialist, Motivational Speaker and Personal Trainer. Founder of Horizon Health Network.

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Watch the panel here: https://youtu.be/OIDS3dgPoa0

The future is going to be more entrepreneurial. More of us will work as self-employed, often in portfolio careers. The future economy will need creativity and innovation in terms of business ideas and start-ups. Enterprise also needs to become more diverse, encouraging those from under-represented groups to become entrepreneurial.

Z60MM (Zebra Sixty Minute Mentor) - Each of the panel have agreed in principle to give their time to the Access Creative College students to encourage the entrepreneurs of the future.

A fruitful two weeks I can’t thank our contributors enough.

 

November 2020

 

Written by

Carol Ann Whitehead FRSA GGA

Diversity Director for ACC Live Industry Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week

Managing Director, The Zebra Partnership

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Global Goodwill Ambassador

Creative Futures and Diversity: College Industry Week takes on Global Entrepreneurship Week

 

 

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