Ten extraordinary women were announced as the winners of this year’s Women of Tomorrow Awards, run by the IPA and Campaign. They, along with all the shortlisted entries, were celebrated at an awards ceremony on International Women’s Day (8th March) at The May Fair Hotel in London.
All of the winners, selected from nearly 200 entries, impressed the judges with the dedication and drive that they bring to their roles. They also demonstrated real passion to change the culture in their work place and to inspire and support other women in the comms industry.
In addition to excelling within their careers, the 2018 Women of Tomorrow winners have led a number of inspirational initiatives around charity work, mentoring and pushing for change on diversity, equality and wellness.
The winners of the 2018 Women of Tomorrow Awards are:
Says IPA President Sarah Golding, Women of Tomorrow Co-Chair and CEO, The&Partnership London: “The Women of Tomorrow Awards are so important for our industry because we simply aren’t seeing enough women reach senior leadership roles despite a phenomenal pool of female talent. We had nearly 200 entries, all from remarkable, talented women – and initiatives like the Women of Tomorrow Awards bring their brilliance to the fore.”
Claire Beale, Women of Tomorrow Co-Chair and Global Editor-in-Chief, Campaign, commented: “Judging the Women of Tomorrow Awards was a genuinely inspiring experience. All of the shortlisted candidates were outstanding in their different fields and brought their own unique passions, making it a really difficult choice. To me, what helped the winners stand out was not how they shouted about their achievements but how they acknowledged their strengths and weaknesses and had the drive to succeed on their terms and only if they could lift others up with them.”
Says Sarah Jenkins, Women of Tomorrow Co-Chair and Chief Marketing Officer, Grey London: “I’m excited for the ten incredible winners. For those shortlisted. For those who just missed being shortlisted. And those amazing women who didn’t quite back themselves to enter this time around. They are all changemakers. They are genuinely our tomorrows and I cannot wait to see the dent they will make on our amazing industry.”