Shortlist announced for 2016 Women of Tomorrow Awards

Thirty-six women from agencies and media owners including 4Creative, Adam & Eve/DDB and MEC have been shortlisted for the IPA and Campaign Women of Tomorrow Awards.

This year, there were 200 nominations for the awards, which aim to identify women in middle management who are seen as industry leaders of the future.

The shortlist includes Laura Garratt, an investment associate director at OMD; Hollie Newton, the executive creative director at Sunshine; Nicky Russell, the head of operations at Anomaly; and Nikki Wilkinson, the digital strategy director at Blue 449.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 8 March. It is run in partnership with Google, Hanson Search and Sky Media.

The awards judging will be chaired by Nicky Bullard, Lida’s outgoing executive creative director, and Claire Beale, the global editor-in-chief of Campaign.

Bullard said: "These fabulous young women are changing the stats, against the tide. To be shortlisted is a massive achievement, so if you know any of them, big them up!"

The shortlist:

  • Lucy Barbor, Group Digital Director, Carat UK
  • Bianca Best, Managing Partner, iProspect
  • Karen Boswell, Interactive Lead, adamandeveDDB
  • Olivia Browne, Group Business Director, 4Creative
  • Amy Bryson, Board Director, iris Worldwide
  • Victoria Buchanan, Creative Director, Tribal Worldwide London
  • Charlotte Cramer, Strategist, VICE
  • Ana Odeta Dragomir-Heinrich, International Associate Director, Starcom MediaVest Group
  • Debbie Ellison, Head of Digital, Geometry Global
  • Emily Fairhead-Keen, Group Strategy Director, MEC
  • Laura Garratt, Investment Associate Director, OMD
  • Beth Hazon, Managing Director, Drummond Central
  • Josefine Hedlund, Project Director, AnalogFolk
  • Katy Leeson, Head of New Business, MediaCom North
  • Claire Marker, Executive Director, Head of Client Teams, Manning Gottlieb OMD
  • Gillian McCormack, Managing Director, Material UK (part of Material GROUP)
  • Maureen McDonagh, Head of Grocery, Facebook
  • Laura McGowan, HR Director, MediaCom North
  • Jemima Monies, Head of New Business & PR, adam&eveDDB
  • Scarlett Montanaro, Art Director, Analogfolk
  • Nicci Motiang, Deputy Planning Director, The Union Advertising Agency
  • Hollie Newton, Executive Creative Director, Sunshine
  • Sophie Newton, Head of Innovation, Brainlabs
  • Lucy Ogilvie, Strategy Lead Zenith, ZenithOptimedia
  • Kari Owers, Managing Director, O Communications
  • Sarah Plant, Senior Designer, White October
  • Cheyney Robinson, Chief Creative Officer, Europe, IBM Interactive Experience
  • Becky Russell, Business Lead, BBH
  • Nicky Russell, Head of Operations, Anomaly
  • Susana Serrano-Davey, Financial Controller of Dentsu Aegis Network UK, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Stacey Stollery, Senior People Manager, Livity UK
  • Hana Tanimura, Designer, Google
  • Emma Turpin, Team Lead Google Creative Lab, Google
  • Laura Vipond, New Business Director, Karmarama
  • Nikki Wilkinson, Digital Strategy Director, Publicis Group- Blue449
  • Emily Wright, Business Director, LIDA
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