Women in Marketing (WIM) CIC are pleased to announce the 9th annual global Women in Marketing Awards –
recognising and celebrating the achievements of women in the marketing, advertising and communications
fields around the globe. For the third year the Awards will be open to global entries, with the awards in 2018
being received by winners from South Africa, the USA, South America and the Middle East. The awards
ceremony will take place on the 13 th November 2019 at an exclusive private members club in central London
with historical links to music icon David Bowie and Jimi Hendricks. The event will be hosted by Tamara Gillan,
CEO of Cherry London.
In 2004, Ade Onilude, a then member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Central London team,
identified a need for women in marketing to be recognised and celebrated. This led to the first WiM event
coinciding with International Womens Day on Work-Life Balance. Since then, the annual WiM events have
grown and tackled topics such as ethical marketing, the creatives, branding and diversity in marketing, with the
purpose of provoking discussion and inspiring women in marketing and the wider business community.
The popularity of the events led to the introduction of the awards in 2010; celebrating the achievements of
women in the industry. Past WiM Award winners have included senior executives from HP, Burberry, Google,
Facebook, Hearst UK, Havas, Diageo and Ogilvy & Mather.
Every year the WiM Awards reflect industry trends to recognise innovative work. For 2019 we focus on the
ground-breaking work being done to improve the lives of people with the introduction of two new categories in
the Health and Wellness sector: Best Marketing Leader in Creating Change in Health & Wellness Award
and Health & Wellness Public Campaign Award . All thirteen award categories can be viewed here.
The judging panel for this year’s awards comprises of influential individuals, identified and chosen to reflect the
global reach of this year’s awards and high standard of entries expected. The panel comprises of:
● Tamara Gillan – CEO, Cherry London
● Gini Sharvill – Global Brand Manager, Haagen Dazs
● Henry Windridge – Head of Brand, Middle East & Africa, Discovery
● Patrícia Weiss – Chairwoman of the Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA), South America
● Nicola Kemp – Managing Editor of Bite at CreativeBrief
● Asha Ranchhod Patel – Head of Marketing, Google South Africa
● Faisal Ahmed – Digital Marketing Consultant
● Mack McKelvey – Founder/CEO, The Credentialed, USA
● Carolina Pinherio – Co-Founder & CEO, Inbrax Chile
● Gabriela Lungu – Founder, Wings Creative Leadership Lab
● Helen Hammond – CEO & Founder, ELE Global
● Doug Zanger – Senior Editor, Adweek
● Maral Kalajian – Head of Marketing & Communications, Watty
● Louise Ridley – Freelance Journalist
The 2019 Global WiM Awards is now open for entries from brands, agencies as well as individuals around the
world and hopes to highlight the need to recognise diversity and the inclusive behaviours of the industry.
A huge thank you to the WiM Awards sponsors for their continued support:
● IPG – Headline Agency sponsor
● AXIM Global – Inspirational Leader in Customer Experience Award category sponsor
● Profiles Creative – Best Leader in Marketing Award category sponsor
● Intuit – Change Maker Award category sponsor
“This year’s ceremony is set to be an amazing evening celebrating the achievements of the stars of the marketing
world. I look forward to meeting fellow colleagues, female and male, from the world of marketing and business for
what will be an exclusive fun-filled evening.”
Ade Onilude, Founder & CEO of Women in Marketing.
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Note to Editors
The 2019 Global WiM Awards will take place on the 13 th November 2019 at an exclusive private members club
in central London, UK. The deadline for Award entry submissions is midnight 10 th September 2019.
About Women in Marketing CIC
Women in Marketing (WiM) CIC was created in 2004 by Ade Onilude out of a need for women in the marketing,
advertising and communications professions to be recognised, celebrated and empowered to fulfil their
potential. The first WiM event coincided with International Women’s Day on Work-Life Balance. Since then, the
annual WiM events have grown and tackled topics such as ethical marketing, the creatives, branding and
diversity in marketing, with the purpose of provoking discussion and inspiring women across the sectors and
the wider business community.
The popularity of the events led to the introduction of the first WiM Awards in 2010. Past award winners have
included senior executives from HP, Burberry, Google, Facebook, Hearst UK, Havas, Diageo and Ogilvy & Mather
UK. Over the years, WiM has enjoyed the support of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Marketing
Academy and sponsor organisations such as ITV, Mondelez, Vodafone, Havas Worldwide and HP.
WiM now serves a global network of influential individuals.
For more information about Women in Marketing CIC, the 2019 Global WiM Awards, the biographies of judges
and previous award winners and forthcoming events visit womeninmarketing.org.uk
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