New member announcement – Don’t be Shy

Written by: Mica on March 21, 2022

We connected with Don’t be Shy last year, and we could tell from the get-go that they were extremely passionate about diversifying their talent pipeline.

As a highly creative B2B Marketing agency, Don’t be Shy understand the importance of diversity in the workplace. Diverse talent brings new ideas, new perspectives and new solutions. This is why Don’t be Shy have opted for our InspireHer partnership package. Through this package, they will work with us to create co-branded educational content on our e-learning platform online.innovateher.co.uk.

Let’s get back to basics – where is Don’t be Shy based, and how long have you been established?

Manchester, circa 2016!

Why have you decided to support a social enterprise such as ours?

We’re a growing agency, with female leadership in place. It’s important to give back to the community, so others can have the same opportunities. We really believe in the work you’re doing and the value you deliver for minorities. It feels good to give back!

What value do you feel it will bring to your business and it’s employees?

The perspective that comes with a diversity of backgrounds.

Why do you feel diversity in the workplace is important?

It’s the only way we can address and correct imbalance!

Through our partnership, you will be empowering local teens with education and opportunities. Why is this important to you?

I feel it’s important to contribute to a world where our people and clients are given equal opportunities to grow. Our strength lies in our people so we want to be sure that we’re always fostering inclusion and accessibility.

What are your hopes for future collaboration with InnovateHer? What do you want to achieve internally as well as externally?

To be a catalyst for change – I know that’s cliche, but we pride ourselves on being from all aspects of life. So to do more of that would be a pleasure.

Our values are Collaboration, Passion, Curiosity, Entrepreneurial, Integrity and Courageous. What are yours?

We’ve just gone through an exercise to revise our values – we’d outgrown our previous set. We want to motivate people to be their true and best self and understand that everything they do makes a difference. Our new mission is ‘Be More’ – that’s what we encourage our team and our clients to do.

1. Crit everything, neg nothing

2. Gather input, measure impact

3. Craft what you control

4. Arrive hungry, never settle

5. Come as you are

Here’s a link here with more info!

What are you excited about?

Last year we won The Drum agency of the year and that was huge. A young agency from Manchester with <30 people defeating some of the giants in agency land. It was mind blowing! Since then we’ve pushed ourselves to get the clients that we can best represent. We recently won Figma, a client that’s been on our bucket list for a long time. This might be the official start of our diversity and inclusion journey but I hope this time next year, we can be stood here talking about our achievements in that area.

To see how Don’t be Shy can elevate your business, visit their website here.

Sound like a good place to work? We agree. Visit our jobs board to browse their vacancies.

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