International Women's Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the achievements of women, as well as a call-to-action for accelerating gender parity. With the IWD 2018 campaign theme #PressforProgress, and recent movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, there’s a renewed push for advancement on issues affecting women all over the world and across industries.
Take a look at how Mill studios marked the day with a series events, inspiring content, motivational workshops, and of course, a celebration of the amazing female talent! And get more Insights from the Careers of Mill Female Talent in our interviews with the women of Mill Chicago, Mill LA, and Mill NY.
Events, Talks and Workshops
Mill London partnered with ACCESS:VFX and The Badass Women's Hour for a full day of events, kicking it off with a visit from a group of year 7 and year 8 students to raise awareness of job roles in the VFX industry, followed by the 'Deeds Not Words' workshop in support of Animated Women UK.
The Badass Women's Hour chaired a panel discussion followed by a trio of breakout workshops, topping off the day with a drinks reception hosted by Women in Advertising & Production (WAP) and an exclusive performance from new Ninja Tune signing, Laurel.
Mill Chicago also hosted two members of the No Stigmas organization to discuss tips on nurturing mental wellness and work life balance. No Stigmas is a global peer lead movement raising awareness for mental health & suicide prevention by empowering wellness advocates through education, peer support & positive action. Through open dialogue from speakers and participants, the group discussed experiences in overcoming adversity and finding solution for promoting mental health in our, at times, demanding industry. Mothers (and fathers) shared some of their tips for reconciling both their career and family lives.
In addition to a limited edition run of The Mill x International Women's Day pins, designed by one of our talented runners, Eunhae Yoo, Mill LA also hosted Rebecca Regnier, founder of Team Flawsome, for a discussion around acceptance, celebration, contribution and connection.
@Mill_LA's instagram featured a series of profiles on the brilliant women of Mill LA throughout the week.