Apply to the Google Rare Leadership Academy

May 24, 2022


Rare Leadership Academy is a global leadership accelerator for under-represented talent in the creative industries co-created by academics, DEI leaders and Rare’s community of creatives. Through a six-week program of virtual classrooms, special guest lectures, in-group collaboration and self-directed learning, Rare is an intensive leadership primer offering tangible insights and progressive working models designed so everyone can thrive.

This program will equip you to: 

  • Lead with purpose, focusing on the triple bottom line
  • Build a deep understanding of leadership through values and behaviors
  • Lead with resilience and form a working culture where everyone can thrive
  • Establish inclusive teams that work in harmony 
  • Lead and win pitches 
  • Create networks and connections that count.

Guest speakers include:

  • Beth O’Brien, head of innovation, The Monkeys 
  • Sharmadean Reid, founder, The Stack World 
  • Kevin Morosky, co-founder, Pocc
  • Abraham Asefaw, steering committee chairperson, Hyper Island
  • Simon Blake, founder, Mental Health First Aid UK 
  • Ana Arriola, Director of Product Design & Research, Microsoft. 
  • Anna McGrath, partner, Godfrey Dadich Partners 
  • Nooky, rapper and founder, We Are Warriors
  • Amy Climer, Teams Consultant

Tutors include:

  • Bea Ricci, design ethics, team building, organisational effectiveness programme teacher, Hyper Island
  • Ellen Jones, LGBTQ+ and Disability Rights Campaigner
  • Emma Mainoo, founder, Surviving Sundays
  • Nadya Powell, management programmes, D&AD
  • Tolu Farinto, founder, Limitless


Pocc Members across all global regions. Rare Leadership Academy is held across six time zones around the globe, is a fully-funded  academy that understands the combined potential of creativity and leadership to create a more equitable world. Packed full of thought leadership with tangible actions and outcomes, the program offers invaluable insights to change your perspectives and accelerate your career in-real time.

Important dates 👇👇👇
[Groups 1-2] EXTENDED Deadline: May 31
[Groups 3-6]Deadline: June 27
Cohort sessions: July 12 – December 8 *Dates may change.


Apply now directly via the Rare with Google website to secure your place. When completing your application please state that you are a member of We Are POCC community and a member of the Rare team will be in contact if you have been selected.