Photo of some of the Elephant Room participants

One Month Mentors

At Clarks, we’re so proud to be part of, and champion, a diverse and inclusive community. And equality, respect, and striving for progress are at the heart of every step we take.

That’s why we work with inclusivity-focused UK branding agency The Elephant Room as part of their pioneering mentorship program ‘One Month Mentors', focusing on the personal and professional development of talented individuals looking for support and growth.

One Month Mentors unites mentees with established marketing leaders, empowering people through workshops, talks, projects, and building industry connections. Every program centers on communities around the cultural calendar – Black History Month, International Women’s Day, and Pride. These groups often have limited access to creative spaces and career advancement, so it’s important to uplift them on their journeys.

We’re thrilled to be the first global brand to invest in The Elephant Room’s program, giving mentees exclusive insights into Clarks’ marketing, design, and branding processes, nurturing their progression, and driving meaningful change for the world ahead.

The Elephant Room x Clarks | One Month Mentors | Great Strides | #EmbraceEquity

International Women’s Day 2023: #EmbraceEquity

This March, One Month Mentors for International Women’s Day 2023 brings you #EmbraceEquity – furthering our commitment to shaping a fairer creative industry. Together with The Elephant Room, we pair ten talented women and non-binary innovators with inspirational leaders for bespoke programmes that support the mentees’ unique professional development.

Check back at the end of March to hear about our mentees’ experiences of this career-boosting initiative.

Learn more about One Month Mentors For International Women’s Month

One Month Mentors For International Women’s Day

Championing togetherness and sisterhood has always been important to us at Clarks. So, to honor each International Women’s Day, we focus on supporting women and non-binary creatives through a powerful partnership.

One Month Mentors for International Women’s Day sees influential, prominent women and non-binary leaders from Clarks and beyond team up with mentees for talks, events, and one-on-one conversations – imparting their wisdom on breaking the gender bias and conquering their creative goals.

Learn more about One Month Mentors For Pride

One Month Mentors For Pride

From insightful workshops to Clarks photoshoots, our One Month Mentor Champions of Pride program gives LGBTQ+ mentees expert guidance and hands-on experiences, learning from industry leaders who have successfully walked the walk.

This career-enhancing collaboration celebrates and elevates individuality, promoting greater diversity in the creative world.

Learn more about One Month Mentors For Black History Month

One Month Mentors For Black History Month

We’re always looking to do more to amplify the Black creative community. So, every Black History Month, we offer professional guidance and host events to support emerging Black creatives.

As part of our inspirational professional development program One Month Mentors Great Strides, senior mentors from the creative industry team up with mentees from the Black community to cultivate lasting connections and boost the mentees’ future careers.

And to keep inspiring change? Shannie Mears, Co-Founder and Head of Talent at The Elephant Room, is part of the Black History Month panel at Clarks, to further advise on our diversity and inclusion journey.

'We want this to feel like something practical but still fun, something that makes you want to tell all your friends and family about so we can create a ripple effect, and we are so proud to be going on this journey and creating impact alongside a brand we love’

- Shannie Mearsthe elephant room, Co‑Founder & Head of Talent