2018 Women of Tomorrow shortlist revealed

Thirty-three extraordinary women working in the communications industries have been shortlisted for the Women of Tomorrow Awards 2018, run by the IPA and Campaign.

2018 Women of Tomorrow shortlist revealed

Selected from almost 200 entries, this year’s shortlist work across a variety of industry disciplines including creative, innovation, media planning, new business and strategy.

As well as being passionate champions of furthering female talent within the industry, a number of the women shortlisted are also involved in commercial and charity enterprises outside of their working life.

The winners will be chosen by a panel of 12 industry luminaries and announced at an awards ceremony in London on International Women’s Day, 8th March.

Says Liz Nottingham, Executive HR Director, R/GA and Women of Tomorrow Awards 2018 Shortlisting Judge: “There is an extraordinary level of female talent in our industry and it is great to be able to celebrate so many incredible women. The judges were all overwhelmed with the number and quality of entries for the awards, and narrowing this down to a shortlist was a very difficult challenge. Congratulations and good luck to everyone who has made the shortlist.”

2018 Women of Tomorrow Awards Shortlist:

  • Cat Agostinho, Founder and Director, Agostinho Consulting
  • Gemma Batterby, New Business Director, Geometry Global
  • Caroline Benson, Co-Founder and Director, Cuttsy+Cuttsy
  • Abby Blackmore, Head of Operations, Impero
  • Kate Bruges, UK & Europe Director of Learning & Development, J. Walter Thompson
  • Alice Burton, Creative, The&Partnership London
  • Tainah De Pauli, Client Business Director, Manning Gottlieb OMD
  • Charlotte Frost, Director, Grow@Mindshare
  • Nathalie Gordon, Senior Creative, Above+Beyond
  • Thea Hamrén, Creative Director, Mr President
  • Pardeep Heer, Business Director, MediaCom
  • Vicky Janaway, Group Account Director, WCRS / Engine
  • Sarah Levitt, Associate Creative Director, Now
  • Nicole Lonsdale, UK Head of Activation and Client Services, KineticWW
  • Nadja Lossgott, Creative Partner, AMV BBDO
  • Keli Mitchell, Deputy Managing Director, Frame
  • Lauren (Lolly) Morris, Design Director, Iris Worldwide
  • Abi Morrish, Head of Digital Engagement, Wavemaker
  • Melissa Mould, Managing Partner, Wavemaker
  • Kate Muir, Head of New Business UK & Europe, J. Walter Thompson
  • Ciara O’Meara, Associate Creative Director, Joint London
  • Kim Palmer, Strategy Director, Wunderman UK
  • Rachel Pashley, Head of Female Tribes Consulting, J. Walter Thompson
  • Sabrina Rodriguez, Global Head of Social & Content, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Sarah Salter, Innovations Director, Wavemaker
  • Charlotte Steel, Managing Partner, Havas Media
  • Jane Stephenson, former Head of Account Management, Creature London
  • Jane Strachan, Managing Partner, PUNK Creative
  • Laura Vipond, New Business Director, Karmarama
  • Marianne Waite, Senior Consultant at Interbrand and Founder of Think Designable
  • Natasha Walker, Founder, The Mix
  • Jo Wallace, Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson / Good Girls Eat Dinner
  • Amelia Wood, Senior Strategist, Now

2018 Women of Tomorrow Judges, who will decide on the awards:

  • Claire Beale, Global Editor-in-Chief, Campaign (Co-Chair)
  • Sarah Golding, IPA President and CEO & Partner, The&Partnership London (Co-Chair)
  • Sarah Jenkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Grey London (Co-Chair)
  • Jess Burley, Global Chief Executive, m/SIX
  • Julian Douglas, Vice Chairman, VCCP
  • Kathryn Jacob, Chief Executive, Pearl & Dean
  • Laura Jordan Bambach, CCO, Mr President
  • Tom Knox, Chairman, MullenLowe London
  • Simon Peck, Group MD, Engine
  • Melissa Robertson, Founder and CEO, Now
  • Nipa Shah, Global Brand Director, Unilever
  • Kate Stanners, Chairwoman & Global Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi

The 2018 Women of Tomorrow Awards, sponsored by DNA Recruit, celebrate extraordinary women in mid-senior level roles who consistently demonstrate leadership potential and go beyond their role. The biennial Women of Tomorrow Awards aim to redress the under-representation of women in positions of leadership.

Full details on the shortlist can be found here. For more information on the awards visit www.ipa.co.uk/women. Join the conversation on Twitter using #WOT18