Where did Next Creative Leaders come from?

Next Creative Leaders was born over a stolen lunch break, when the social media leads behind @3PercentConf and @TheOneClub decided to meet in real life. With an eye to the more diverse future their organizations were helping to shape, they joined forces to find—and shine a light on—creative women on the rise, who represented the future of creativity.

With the help of The 3% Movement and The One Club for Creativity’s leadership teams, the incredible Nancy Vonk, and our amazing creative communities, we were able to bring the Next Creative Leaders initiative to life in just six short weeks. We announced our winners in 2015 and 2016, and invited four of them to speak on a wildly successful mainstage panel at The 3% Conference in New York City. The rest, they say, is history.