In July, the CreativeMornings theme was Equality and we were excited to welcome speaker Lyanna Tsakiris to bar and restaurant 29 Park Place in central Cardiff.

With more than 15 years’ experience in integrated communications consultancy, Lyanna Tsakiris co-founded Station Rd Marketing in 2014. She is also co-founder of Re:Program, a not-for-profit initiative designed to raise the visibility of women in tech, digital and entrepreneurship in Wales via events, mentoring and leadership initiatives.

Lyanna spoke about “the F word – fairness”. She added: “It’s really important for us to be having these conversations. We all need to be out there sharing our stories. The more we talk about things the more we learn and the more we break down barriers.”

Lyanna’s talk on gender equality in the creative industries and the business world and how this led her to co-found Station Road Marketing and Re:Program resonated with the CreativeMornings Cardiff audience. Some were inspired to share their own experiences after.

PR and Communications specialist Emina Redzepovic felt moved to share her story on bullying. And host Melin Edomwonyi blogged about why we share stories.

We also asked our MorningPeople what equality means to them.

Equality is…

  1. Simple
  2. Taken for granted
  3. Helping other people out
  4. Celebrating difference
  5. Respecting everyone’s colourful nature
  6. An opinion formed based on both someone’s character and their actions –nothing more
  7. Flexible working hours for men too, so both parents get a chance at a career with children
  8. Being fair
  9. Always treating people how you want to be treated
  10. Choice and voice
  11. Fairness, equal opportunities and open minds

Missed out on tickets for CMequality? Don’t worry, we filmed Lyanna’s talk. You’ll be able to watch it back on the CreativeMornings Cardiff site this month.