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A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 1
A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 2
Presented by: Lindsay Watson, Founder & President
(Animation)
DETAILS
Inspired by an event that took place in 2011 with the London International
Animation Festival and Women in Film & ...
MISSION
‘To positively support, represent, celebrate and encourage
women in the animation and visual effects (VFX) industr...
A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 5
• International
relationships
• Mentoring
• Advice
• Formal and
Informal
Support
• Lifestyle
• Knowledge-
Exchange
A N I M...
5 KEY AIMS
1. Networking
2. Mentoring
3. Showcasing
4. Recruitment
5. Education
(Training/Research)
A N I M A T E D W O M ...
EVENTS – 2013/14
M I N D C A N D Y , L O N D O N
1 0 S E P T E M B E R , 2 0 1 3
Launch Event
Speech, Networking,
Ideas
Sp...
EVENTS - 2014
T H E C A R T O O N M U S E U M ,
L O N D O N
1 5 S E P T E M B E R , 2 0 1 4
Monthly Event
Networking, Drin...
EVENTS – 2015: UPCOMING/ONGOING
A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 10
A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 11
Presented by: Helen North, Advisory Committee
(Mentoring) & Shiona Ll...
A SYMPOSIUM, WHAT’S THAT?
‘A forum to debate, plot, and discuss a
subject – a meeting at which ideas are
freely debated an...
WHY ARE WE DOING IT?
• To increase the proportion of women in these sectors,
in particular roles and more women in senior ...
WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO
• Share our research – what are the barriers to career success?
• Roundtable 1: What type of suppor...
OUR FINDINGS
• 261 responses - 56% from animation 40% from VFX - 4%
both.
• 35% Under 30 40% - 30–40 25% Over 40
• 55% hav...
BARRIERS WOMEN EXPERIENCED - THEMES
1. Not being treated as a serious professional/having to work
harder than male colleag...
ROUNDTABLE
• What type of support could be valuable at this
stage in your career?
• Your 3 top recommendations
A N I M A T...
NETWORKING TIPS
The majority of production and creative roles are rarely advertised
Personal contact – 47%
Networking/dire...
VFX EMPLOYER INPUT
Nature of the work/culture of the companies.
Skill requirements
Getting into the industry/recruitment i...
ANIMATION INDUSTRY EXPERT INPUT
Nature of the work/culture of the companies
Job hunting for first and subsequent jobs
Soug...
ROUNDTABLE
• What can be done to increase the proportion
of women? What can companies,
government, organisations do?
A N I...
BARRIERS WOMEN EXPERIENCED - THEMES
1. Not being treated as a serious professional/having to work
harder than male colleag...
ROUNDTABLE
• What can women do to be more
successful? What's holding women back?
• Feedback
A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K ...
To get somewhere new,
try something new
What will you do differently?
A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 24
CLOSING REMARKS/RESOURCES (L.WATSON)
- Part-time jobs website: Timewise Jobs
- Career Development Book: Dude, Where’s My C...
C.2014 LINDSAY WATSON
ANIMATEDWOMENUK@GMAIL.COM 26
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Read some of the statistical analysis and quotes gathered from confidential interviews by Helen North and Shiona Llewellyn on behalf of Animated Women UK as part of their Career Development Seminar: Managing Your Potential in Animation & VFX. Stats were gathered from over 260 women across the UK along with employers from both industries and interviews conducted with over 30 people. Never before has the UK had access to or seen data representing this group of people. To get in touch with AWUK or for questions email: animatedwomenuk@gmail.com.

Animated Women UK - Stats on Women Working in Animation & VFX in the UK

  1. 1. A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 1
  2. 2. A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 2 Presented by: Lindsay Watson, Founder & President (Animation)
  3. 3. DETAILS Inspired by an event that took place in 2011 with the London International Animation Festival and Women in Film & Television UK, our group aims to represent England, N.Ireland, Scotland and Wales using a membership business model to sustain itself. A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 3
  4. 4. MISSION ‘To positively support, represent, celebrate and encourage women in the animation and visual effects (VFX) industries across the UK. ’ A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 4 VISION ‘See a change in the UK's animation and VFX industries. We want to support a network of women who can help each other achieve success at every stage of the animation or VFX pipeline.’
  5. 5. A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 5
  6. 6. • International relationships • Mentoring • Advice • Formal and Informal Support • Lifestyle • Knowledge- Exchange A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 6
  7. 7. 5 KEY AIMS 1. Networking 2. Mentoring 3. Showcasing 4. Recruitment 5. Education (Training/Research) A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 7
  8. 8. EVENTS – 2013/14 M I N D C A N D Y , L O N D O N 1 0 S E P T E M B E R , 2 0 1 3 Launch Event Speech, Networking, Ideas Sponsored by Mind Candy Supported by Creative Skillset (Kate O’Connor) M P C , L O N D O N 3 0 J A N U A R Y , 2 0 1 4 180-minutes of video from across UK 76-seat theatre Drinks, Networking A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 8
  9. 9. EVENTS - 2014 T H E C A R T O O N M U S E U M , L O N D O N 1 5 S E P T E M B E R , 2 0 1 4 Monthly Event Networking, Drinks Workshops Guest Speakers A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 9 B A F T A – B R O A D C A S T T E C H N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 4 Awards Guest Speaking Discounts Workshops
  10. 10. EVENTS – 2015: UPCOMING/ONGOING A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 10
  11. 11. A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 11 Presented by: Helen North, Advisory Committee (Mentoring) & Shiona Llewellyn (Executive Coach)
  12. 12. A SYMPOSIUM, WHAT’S THAT? ‘A forum to debate, plot, and discuss a subject – a meeting at which ideas are freely debated and exchanged...’ A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 12
  13. 13. WHY ARE WE DOING IT? • To increase the proportion of women in these sectors, in particular roles and more women in senior roles • To help women achieve their potential by helping them manage their careers • Our aim today is to tell you what we’ve learnt, initiate debate, ask you for recommendations for action, help you do things differently. A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 13
  14. 14. WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO • Share our research – what are the barriers to career success? • Roundtable 1: What type of support could be valuable at this stage in your career? • Preparation for industry experts • Break • Sharing our research – what employers told us • Roundtable 2: What can be done to increase the proportion of women? • Roundtable 3: What can women do to be more successful? What's holding women back? • What will you do differently? A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 14
  15. 15. OUR FINDINGS • 261 responses - 56% from animation 40% from VFX - 4% both. • 35% Under 30 40% - 30–40 25% Over 40 • 55% have or would experience career barriers • 65% of respondents were aged over 30, but only about one third (22%) of them have children A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 15
  16. 16. BARRIERS WOMEN EXPERIENCED - THEMES 1. Not being treated as a serious professional/having to work harder than male colleagues to achieve promotion/regard. 2. General industry attitudes/male dominated areas/direct and indirect sexism and discrimination. 3. Difficulties associated with balancing family life with the demands of work. 4. Stereotyping of jobs, skills and expected female behaviours. 5. Unhelpful and ‘expected’ female behaviours. 6. Barriers caused by having children. 7. Perceived (and real) inequality of pay and conditions. 8. Getting older and relaunching after career breaks. A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 16
  17. 17. ROUNDTABLE • What type of support could be valuable at this stage in your career? • Your 3 top recommendations A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 17
  18. 18. NETWORKING TIPS The majority of production and creative roles are rarely advertised Personal contact – 47% Networking/direct approach – 32% Responding to an advertisement – 17% Recruitment agency – 4% A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 18
  19. 19. VFX EMPLOYER INPUT Nature of the work/culture of the companies. Skill requirements Getting into the industry/recruitment issues generally Professional development within VFX Issues for women to consider Recommendations to increase the proportion of women A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 19
  20. 20. ANIMATION INDUSTRY EXPERT INPUT Nature of the work/culture of the companies Job hunting for first and subsequent jobs Sought after skills and personal qualities Issues for women to consider Recommendations for AWUK to increase the proportion of women and to help more women achieve their potential. A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 20
  21. 21. ROUNDTABLE • What can be done to increase the proportion of women? What can companies, government, organisations do? A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 21
  22. 22. BARRIERS WOMEN EXPERIENCED - THEMES 1. Not being treated as a serious professional/having to work harder than male colleagues to achieve promotion/regard. 2. General industry attitudes/male dominated areas/direct and indirect sexism and discrimination. 3. Difficulties associated with balancing family life with the demands of work. 4. Stereotyping of jobs, skills and expected female behaviours. 5. Unhelpful and ‘expected’ female behaviours. 6. Barriers caused by having children. 7. Perceived (and real) inequality of pay and conditions. 8. Getting older and relaunching after career breaks. A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 22
  23. 23. ROUNDTABLE • What can women do to be more successful? What's holding women back? • Feedback A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 23
  24. 24. To get somewhere new, try something new What will you do differently? A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 24
  25. 25. CLOSING REMARKS/RESOURCES (L.WATSON) - Part-time jobs website: Timewise Jobs - Career Development Book: Dude, Where’s My Career? - Government: DCMS Events - Government: Equalities Office – Women’s Engagement Newsletter - To join AWUK simply go to the website and sign up to the newsletter for free - Please share our newsletter/website with friends and colleagues - We will announce networking events and workshops shortly for Jan/Feb - If you’ve got questions or would like to volunteer/help, email us at: - ANIMATEDWOMENUK@GMAIL.COM A N I M A T E D W O M E N U K @ G M A I L . C O M 25
  26. 26. C.2014 LINDSAY WATSON ANIMATEDWOMENUK@GMAIL.COM 26
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    Sep. 23, 2015

Read some of the statistical analysis and quotes gathered from confidential interviews by Helen North and Shiona Llewellyn on behalf of Animated Women UK as part of their Career Development Seminar: Managing Your Potential in Animation & VFX. Stats were gathered from over 260 women across the UK along with employers from both industries and interviews conducted with over 30 people. Never before has the UK had access to or seen data representing this group of people. To get in touch with AWUK or for questions email: animatedwomenuk@gmail.com.

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