The awards, run in partnership between the IPA and Campaign, is a rallying cry to the ad industry to help recognise and champion exceptional female talent.
Nicky Bullard, the outgoing executive creative director at Lida, is co-chairing this year’s event, alongside Claire Beale, the global editor-in-chief of Campaign.
The deadline for entries has now been extended until 11.59pm on Tuesday, January 19.
The contest is open to nominations for future female industry leaders in agencies, media owners or client companies across the full range of job roles, which in 2016 include finance and tech and innovation.
The awards recognise and champion the exceptional female talent working for agencies, media owners or client companies, in any of these roles:
- Brand management
- Client services
- Creative services
- Media buying
- Media planning
- Media sales
- New business
- Tech & Innovation
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Last week Campaign revealed that Bullard was leaving Lida after 16 years to become the chairman and chief creative officer of MRM Meteorite later this year.