The lack of diversity and gender inequality in the creative industries were among the topics kicking off the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity at a panel debate and discussion led by The Economist Group.

Natwest says it "pledges change"

High street bank NatWest has made a pledge "to smash the stereotypes that go hand-in-hand with the financial industry," with a campaign that apologises to women for banks' patronising behaviour.

The proportion of female contributors appearing in BBC programmes has radically increased thanks to a grassroots initiative challenging teams to aim for 50:50 representation.

This week saw the number of women holding top positions in FTSE 100 listed companies dwindle to just five following the resignation of Veronique Laury as CEO of B&Q and Screwfix owner, Kingfisher.

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