Unfortunately, organizations and businesses historically have been less inclusive than they could be. Especially, women and people of colour are underrepresented in many sectors, and there are often barriers to entry for people from less privileged backgrounds.
This is changing, however, with many organizations making concerted efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in their industries. The CCI is taking the lead in overcoming discriminations, by creating more inclusive workplaces, a key element essential for the sector to thrive.
Youth are the drivers of the creative economy, representing its present and future. With their wealth of energy, creativity, and innovation, and digital savviness, young talents are often at the forefront of new trends and technologies, and they have a unique ability to see things from a fresh perspective. They’re also more likely to be comfortable with change and uncertainty, which is essential in an industry that’s constantly evolving.
But youth also face their own set of challenges. They may lack the experience and connections of seasoned professionals, and might struggle to get their foot in the door. To address these challenges, it’s important to provide young people with opportunities to learn, grow, and network. We need to create pathways for young people to enter the creative economy, whether that’s through internships, mentorships, or training programs.
By creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces and providing opportunities for young people to thrive, we can help ensure that the creative economy continues to innovate and grow. It’s up to all of us to work together to create a more diverse, inclusive, and creative future.