Leyya Sattar Co-founder The Other Box / Creative / Speaker | The Dots

Leyya Sattar

Co-founder The Other Box / Creative / SpeakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Leyya Sattar

Co-founder The Other Box / Creative / SpeakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Recently featured as Pitch '100 Superwomen', Ad Age 'Women To Watch - Europe', Campaign Magazine x Creative Equals 'Future Leaders redefining creativity', shortlisted for 'Breaking new ground' award for the WOW (Women in the creative industries award) with the Southbank centre, and The Dots '200 women shaping the creative industries'. In 2017, I was recognised as Bima's Top 100 in Digital, Creative Equals 'Women to Watch' in association with Campaign, and winner of the We Are The City Diversity award. Through The Other Box, with my co-founder Roshni Goyate, we're using positivity to create better inclusion and diversity in the creative industries. We do this through workshops at agencies and companies, putting on inspiring events, and by being a support network for our community of over 2,000 creatives within the industry who happen to be from underrepresented communities. I am also available for public speaking and have recently spoken at events and on the air for BBC Radion One, Skinnydip London, Socialfixt, BBC Three, Huffington Post, Channel 4, Brighton University, UAL, Soho House, General Assembly and more. See here for more details: www.theotherbox.org/news
  • The Other BoxLeyya and Roshni are the founders of The Other Box, an award-winning platform for increasing diversity in the creative industries. Through events, workshops and a growing network of bad-ass creatives, The Other Box celebrates people of colour and other minority backgrounds. Watch this space for 2018. http://www.theotherbox.org/news/
  • 5 badass women of colour set to make waves in 20182017 has been the year of self-exploration, acceptance and self-love (I’m not talking hot baths and inhaling donuts on the sofa). To compliment this, mainstream art and culture spaces have been celebrating dual identities. To see exhibitions such as the Beauty of Being British Asian in East London, Illuminating India at the Science Museum and Ayurvedic Man:Encounters with Indian Medicine at the Wellcome Collection unfold throughout the year, has made my 2017 feel magical.
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Projects credited in
  • foundation.fm - F*ck Being Humble residencyWith an uprising in the industry of communities trying to find safe spaces to play, create and grow, foundation.fm’s mission is to showcase the hottest emerging talent in the underground music scene led by a diverse group of women, LGTBQI+ person’s and talented creatives who support our values – with women at the forefront. Invited initially to host a Friday 'Catch Up' show, I've since been offered a monthly slot where I host a 2 hour show interviewing amazing rising stars who are building comm
  • Nuff Said. Time to stop talking about diversity. RSVP here.'Nuff Said' is a student led movement centred on promoting inclusivity within the creative industry. We’re the next generation of creatives, and the industry we are about to enter doesn’t look like us. It doesn’t benefit from the culture of inclusivity that powers our originality. Speakers include: Roshni Goyate, founder of the Other Box, Brendan McKnight from the Dots and Ibrahim Kamara, co-founder and editor in chief at GUAP mag and hosted by Dines from Studio Blup. Diversity is our reality,
  • This International Women’s Day 2019, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryDiscover our 2020 list here This International Women’s Day, we’ve launched our latest ‘10x10’ – asking 10 influential industry icons to each nominate 10 trailblazing women and non-binary people who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? An incredible list of 100 trailblazers inspiring change. Our list will be accompanied by a takeover on The Dots – look out for brilliant profiles and projects on the platform as we aim to inspire, as important as ever when considering ‘88
  • Women In CreativeAn amazing event at Facebook HQ where I spoke on the panel with 4 other female powerhouses about creativity, diversity and tips and tricks on how to navigate the industry as a woman of colour! Thank you for having me Facebook!
  • Modelling for Moody Month AppImage within app - https://moodymonth.com/app
  • BBC Interview: Pip Jamieson - Creativity should not be reserved for those who can afford itAlmost 10% of the UK’s workforce work in the creative industries, and 9% of the UK’s GDP derives from the Creative Economy (This is more than the UK’s car, life sciences, oil, gas and aerospace industries combined) - so the concept of scaling back investment in creative education is madness, right?. Even more so if we look to the future - we all know the robots are coming. There are three very human traits that machines struggle to automate 1) they don’t have common sense, 2) they don’t understa
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