Be a voice not an echo – Last Chance to enter the 2018 Women of Tomorrow Awards

There are only a few days left to enter the IPA and Campaign ‘Women of Tomorrow’ Awards, these awards are to give exceptional female talent the acknowledgement they deserve.

The 2018 Women of Tomorrow Awards, which champion extraordinary women throughout the advertising, media and communications industries, aim to redress the under-representation of women in positions of leadership.

The awards, now in their 4th year, will be co-chaired by IPA President Sarah Golding and Campaign’s Global Editor-in-Chief Claire Beale, who along with their team of judges will evaluate entrants on how they regularly go beyond their role, demonstrate significant leadership qualities and support, nurture and inspire others. The Website states:

About the Awards

We are calling on women across the industry to identify themselves and help us champion the exceptional female talent working for agencies, media owners or client companies, drawn from roles such as:

  • Brand management
  • Client services
  • Creative
  • Creative services
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Media buying
  • Media planning
  • Media sales
  • New business
  • Strategic
  • Tech & Innovation


Entrants for the Women of Tomorrow Awards are sought from the mid-senior level of company structures and should be consistently demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities.

Candidates should be significantly more experienced than graduate level, and be based in Agencies, Media Owners, and Advertisers within the UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands.

Entrants should nominate themselves for the Awards; although employers can submit on their behalf, the personal statement that is required as part of the entry process should ideally be written by the entrant themselves.

Employers will need to approve and support entries.

Entry process

Entrants must complete the awards submission form, which requires a c. 500 word (3,500 character maximum) personal statement and should ideally be written by the entrant themselves (in the first person), detailing how they:

  • Regularly go beyond their role
  • Make a significant contribution to their organisation
  • Demonstrate their leadership qualities
  • Support, nurture and inspire others
  • Show they have what it takes to be a Woman of Tomorrow

The statement should also include any other significant relevant achievements.

Entries must be electronically signed by the entrant and include all details of a senior colleague who has approved and supported the submission.

For any questions on the Awards, and guidance on what makes a good entry, please visit our Women of Tomorrow Further Guidance page

The deadline for entries is 17:00 (GMT) Wednesday 17th January 2018.

For more information, and to enter the 2018 Women of Tomorrow Awards, sponsored by DNA Recruit, visit Join the conversation on Twitter using #WOT18 

Stellar line up of judges for 2018 IPA Women of Tomorrow Awards

The panel which will be co-Chaired by IPA President and CHI&Partners CEO, Sarah Golding and Campaign Global Editor-in-Chief Claire Beale will evaluate entrants on how they regularly go beyond their role, demonstrate significant leadership qualities and support, nurture and inspire others.

The full list of 2018 Women of Tomorrow judges is:

  • Claire Beale, Global Editor-in-Chief, Campaign (Co-Chair)
  • Sarah Golding, IPA President and CEO & Co-Partner, CHI&Partners (Co-Chair)
  • Jess Burley, Global Chief Executive, m/SIX
  • Julian Douglas, Vice Chairman, VCCP
  • Pippa Glucklich, CEO Starcom
  • Kathryn Jacob, Chief Executive, Pearl & Dean
  • Sarah Jenkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Grey London
  • 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
  • Natasha Stark, Associate Director, DNA Recruit

Says Sarah Golding, IPA President and Co-Chair of Judges; “I’m delighted that we have been able to put together such a brilliant panel of those that are leading from the front in terms of championing diversity in the comms industry to judge these awards. The Women of Tomorrow Awards are vitally important and I’m really looking forward to the judging process.”


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