Leading females to judge Women of Tomorrow competition
The high-profile female judges committed to helping uncover the top ten female industry leaders of the future include:
- Karen Blackett, CEO, MediaCom and Co-Chairman of Judges
- Maisie McCabe, News Editor, Campaign and Co-Chairman of Judges
- Tess Alps, Executive Chair, Thinkbox
- Lindsay Pattison, CEO Maxus UK & CSO Maxus Worldwide
- Camilla Harrison, CEO, M&C Saatchi
- Catherine Kehoe, Managing Director, Retail Brands and Marketing, Lloyds Banking Group
- Susanna Dinnage, General Manager, Discovery Networks UK at Discovery Communications
- Facebook representative
Says Karen Blackett: “Having judged the competition last year I was thrilled to be able to meet and talk with the amazing breadth and depth of female talent in our industry. I am therefore delighted to be a part of the judging process again this year and to be helping continue our search for the industry’s future female leaders.”
The Women of Tomorrow competition, run in partnership with TLC, Facebook and Daniel Marks, is aimed at women from the middle echelons of management in either agencies, media owners or client companies, and from any of the following job roles: Creative, Strategic, Client services, Creative services, HR, New business, Media buying, Media planning, Media sales or Brand management. They should already be demonstrating leadership qualities, although it is unlikely they will already be board level (although exceptions would be made for smaller companies). Equally they will be significantly more experienced than graduate level.
To enter, applicants must submit a 500-word summary on how the individual:
- demonstrates leadership potential
- fulfils their role
- any other significant achievements
All entries need to be signed by the nominee and by senior management of the entrant company and must agree to the conditions of entry. The entry fee is £100+VAT for members and non-members and must be submitted alongside the entry. The deadline for entry is 17th January 2014 and shortlisted entries will be interviewed by leading ‘Women of Today’. All interviews will take place at the IPA on Thursday 13th February. Candidates will need to be available on this date The ten winners will be announced at a breakfast ceremony at the IPA in March 2014, the details of which will be published in Campaign magazine to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8th March 2014. For further enquiries and to enter visit www.ipa.co.uk/women, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 201 8217.
Says Ian Priest, IPA President and Founding Partner, VCCP: “A more diverse talent base is one part of my ADAPT agenda and so this career-enhancing competition is an important step towards this. We are looking for women who will not just lead our industry in the future, but who will lead it by example; those that our industry will be able to learn from and look up to. To get there, these women will need to have the determination to succeed and the skills to make it happen and it is these qualities that this competition will seek to recognise and reward."
The Women of Tomorrow competition was launched last year. The 10 outstanding winners from the 2013 competition included: Victoria Appleby, Associate Director, MediaCom; Rachel Eyre, Senior Brand Manager, Barclays; Alex Goat, Client Services Director, Livity; Malin Hanas, Creative Director, RazorFish; Shelina Janmohamed, Vice President, Ogilvy Noor; Gemma Lee, Head of Radio, Carat Manchester; Vicki Maguire, Creative Director, Grey London; Hannah Matthews, Group Marketing Director, Karmarama; Lizzie Shupak, Senior Business Strategist, LBi; Chrissy Totty, Strategy Director, Vizeum UK (Details correct at March 2013).
Last updated 12/12/2013