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For more than 20 years, the Ad Age Leading Women program (known as Women to Watch prior to 2020) has celebrated women who create opportunity and drive transformation within the industry. It’s been our privilege to watch these women continue to succeed; many of them are now industry icons in their own right. As with last year, we have expanded eligibility beyond the U.S. and Europe to reflect the more global and international scope of senior roles.
Introduced in 2022, the Rising Star program recognizes up-and-comers in the advertising, marketing and media world. We're excited to once again shine a light on those displaying the promise and potential of great leadership in the short time they have been in the industry.
Ad Age Leading Women and Rising Stars take risks and serve as catalysts for change. We look forward to honoring the excellence of our 2023 recipients. View all of our 2022 honorees.
Leading Women and Rising Star honorees will be announced in May 2023 and celebrated at our event in August 2023.
LEADING WOMEN DETAILS
Ad Age Leading Women seeks to recognize women who are changing the industry anywhere in the world and making names for themselves at companies of all kinds—brands, agencies, technology providers or media platforms. Honorees are groundbreakers, forward thinkers and rainmakers in the marketing and advertising realm who are blazing trails with new solutions, standout creative work and business-building initiatives. They empower teams, build relationships, drive business results and advocate for diversity and inclusion.
All honorees are handpicked by the editorial staff at Ad Age. Winners will be notified in April and profiled in a special report honoring the Leading Women class of 2023 to be released May 22.
You will be asked to submit a compelling 350-word summary addressing why your nominee deserves our Leading Women honor. Note: This is not a lifetime achievement award; specifically, we look for meaningful or measurable accomplishments within the past 12 months.
Nominees can reside and work anywhere in the world, but entries must be made in English.
Pricing & Deadline
There is a tiered entry fee structure for the program.
$275 per entry. Ends February 27, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET
Final Deadline Pricing:
$300 per entry. Deadline March 28, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET
There will be no deadline extensions beyond the timeline outlined above.
Please pay strict attention to all the entry requirements as fees are non-refundable once entries are submitted.
RISING STAR DETAILS
Presented by Ad Age and Ally, the Leading Women Rising Star Award honors women in non managerial roles who have made an impact in the advertising, marketing and media world and shown up as an ally in the last year. The Rising Star Award will highlight up-and-comers who have displayed initiative, creativity, and growth in their field.
Judged by Ad Age and Ally, honorees will be notified in May, profiled on AdAge.com and invited to attend an event taking place in New York City in August.
You will be asked to submit a compelling 350-word summary explaining why you (or your nominee) deserves our Rising Star honor. Candidates must have only been with their current company for 1-3 years in a non-managerial role (i.e. they do not manage teams nor are they in a leadership position that makes decisions for the overall business). Their position must impact marketing or advertising in some way. Note: This is not a lifetime achievement award; specifically, we look for meaningful or measurable accomplishments within the past 12 months.
All entries are FREE and open to women who reside and work anywhere in the world, but entries must be made in English.
The final deadline for Rising Star submissions is March 28, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET
There will be no deadline extensions.
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This is not a lifetime achievement award; specifically, we look for meaningful or measurable accomplishments within the past 12 months.
International entrants are accepted; all entries must be made in English. No team entries will be accepted. If you have more than one candidate, please submit them as a separate entry.
We are also looking for meaningful or measurable accomplishments within the past 12 months. And as with the Leading Women honor, women who reside and work anywhere in the world are eligible to submit for the Rising Star award; entries must be made in English.
Nominators may also submit supporting evidence, including case studies from work, creative pieces (images, videos) or links to product demos. Work supporting a candidate’s submission must have debuted and run within the past 12 months. Please also be judicious with your selections—it’s better to provide a shorter but dense picture of the entrant’s accomplishments than a laundry list.
Please note changes cannot be made once the final deadline has passed and judging has started.
Please pay close attention to all the entry requirements as fees are non-refundable once entries are submitted.
Please keep in mind: Anything you submit, including results of the work, may be published. Do not submit anything you wish to withhold as private information or that you do not have permission to share publicly. This also includes ghost campaigns or imaginary or inflated revenue figures.
As part of Ad Age’s diversity efforts, we encourage all those entering to carefully consider those on your team from diverse backgrounds, as well as the work they have done, when you assess submissions. This is an opportunity to shine a light on all your talents, especially those who may have not received recognition in the past.
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