To celebrate International Women’s Day and this year’s theme of #BreaktheBias, we asked a few of the women at RKH to share their experiences of working in a creative agency and developing their careers. From the importance of IWD to the best piece of advice they’ve received at the start of their careers, take a look at their answers below.


Why do you think it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day?
“To celebrate the achievements of the women who have inspired us and to raise awareness of the gender inequalities that still exist.”

Annabelle Harper, Head of PR

This year’s IWD theme is #BreaktheBias – are there any biases/stereotypes that you’ve had to overcome?

“My first job after university was with a security company as part of their technical support team; it was a team of 12 men and myself. From the moment I stepped into the office, my technical knowledge and abilities were openly questioned due to my gender. Throughout my studies, females were always the minority when it came to computer science. More needs to be done to encourage young female students to pursue a career in that field.”

Katie Smith, Social Media and Content Manager

What’s an important piece of advice you received at the beginning of your career?
”Learning from mistakes is more important than not making them at all”. I was initially so worried about doing or saying the wrong thing which hindered how quickly I learned my role. This resulted in me understanding that making mistakes and asking the “stupid” questions ultimately leads to success in the long run.”

Sia Dinoysiou, Account Manager

Why do you think diversity in the workplace is so important?

“Working as part of a diverse team, with a comfortable and open environment where everyone feels heard is absolutely invaluable. At the best of times, it is difficult to create work which cuts through, and resonates with everyone we want it to, but it would be impossible without the knowledge and experiences of a whole village of people.”

Our agency will always be a place where everyone can be comfortable, be themselves and thrive in their careers, and we’re committed to doing our part to #breakthebias at every possible opportunity.

Katie Westwood, Planner

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Ben Scothern

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