Founder and Digital Fixer
Brixton Finishing School
Ally Owen founded Brixton Finishing School due to the need to create a diverse and equitable talent blueprint for our industry. This award-winning accelerator that finds, trains and places ‘under-represented’ talent in roles. Recognising the impact that COVID-19 had on young people’s futures, Ally also launched the game-changing AD-Cademy program which gives over 2500 students a year across the UK a fairer chance to succeed. 2021 also saw the launch of ADventure, which aims to introduce our industry to 100k diverse 14-18 year olds and Visible Start for the women over 45s.
Allys' accolades include Campaign 2021 Female Frontiers Championing Change Honouree/Campaign 'Trailblazer 2020/ BIMA 2020 Champion for Change/ AD Age 2020 'Woman to watch in Europe'