HERlarious: Changing the Narrative

We were at the fabulous Bartle, Bogle, Hegarty London offices on Tuesday night for our first ever HERlarious event for female creatives, on our mission to change the conversation when it comes to advertising, with our event partners  Kantar and support from Creative EqualsSheSays and Young Creative Council.

We had a great time with four workshops for our participants to choose from, Stand Up to Stand Out with Lynne Parker, Improvise to Succeed with Jenny BoltWrite Your Own Comedy Script with Riot Girls Cam Spence and Jen Wakefield and Produce, Direct and Cast Funny People with Becky Singh and Janet Awe.

There was also a panel expertly chaired by Naomi Paxton, with Commissioning Editor for comedy at BBC content Sarah Asante, Prizeology’s Sarah Burns, Kantar’s Jane Ostler and Dark Horses’ Charlotte Hugh, the panel discussed how to change the narrative of advertising, which still doesn’t truly represent women.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Funny Women event without a bit of comedy! Rachel Creeger hosted some great comedians, with turns from Esther Manito, Pauline Eyre, Cam Spence, Jen Wakefield, Jodie Mitchell and 2016 Funny Women Award winner Harriet Braine.

But don’t take our word for it! Check out the Twitter hashtag #HERlarious where plenty of women shared what a great time they had!

Worried you missed out? We will be holding a second HERlarious event in February 2019!