Future is Female

What is the Future Is Female Awards?

Our awards show, which debuted at AWNewYork 2019, honours rising stars of the advertising and marketing industry. Winners will be selected based on a combination of proven achievements: demonstrable ability to affect organisational change, commitment to external impact, an ability to mentor others and professional endorsements.

The Advertising Week team seeks nominations to identify the emerging female leaders in the marketing and advertising spaces, in the regions of each of our six events; Europe, North America, South America, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, and Asia.


Winners are selected by a jury of high profile women, chosen by Advertising Week, who can use their expertise and knowledge to identify the up-and-coming stars of the industry.

Criteria + Judges

Entrants can be nominated by their organisation, enter on their own behalf or be entered by a partner company, client or colleague. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, 31st January 2020 and the winners will be chosen by a panel of esteemed judges in the final weeks leading up to Advertising Week. See below for nomination form.

  • Significant proven achievements over the span of the nominee's career
  • Demonstrate how the nominee has facilitated change within an organisation
  • Show how the nominee acts as a role model to others
  • Professional in the Marketing, Advertising, or Creative Spaces

2019 US Winners

These women demonstrated “best-in-class” leadership throughout their career accomplishments. The winners were formally announced at Advertising Week New York’s Opening Concert this past September, where the legendary TLC (“No Scrubs”, “Waterfall”, “Creep”) performed as part of the Future is Female celebration.

    Arnetta Whiteside, Associate Director, Research & Planning, Cultural Quotient, Publicis Media

    Jessica McGlory, Director of Paid Social Media Marketing, Bombas

    Amy Manganiello, Global Advertising Director, Reebok

    Christena Pyle, Executive Director, Advertising, Time's Up

    Maya Azzi, Director of Corporate Luxury Marketing and Strategy, L'Oreal

    Jen Wong, Chief Operating Officer, Reddit

    Belen Marquez, Art Director, Droga5

    Leena Danan, SVP + Managing Director, Horizon Media

    Laura Fruitman, Co-Founder, The Right To Shower, Unilever

    Larene Mantel, VP, Advanced TV and Audio Strategy, Cadreo

Nomination Form

Nominate yourself or a fellow outstanding female leader today!

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