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2020 marked 10 years of the Global Women in Marketing Awards and to celebrate we wanted to shine a light on those that have been influencing and shaping the marketing and communications community, the hidden stars, pioneers, and future leaders. Over the course of 2021 MarkLives.com in partnership with WiM Africa will feature a number of the women in video interviews. Watch the first of the interviews with Ifeoma Dozie, Marketing and Communications Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at Mastercard.

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London, UK; Women in Marketing (WIM) CIC are pleased to announce that the Women in Marketing Africa hub, WiM Africa, has joined the Unstereotype Alliance. WiM Africa joins Unilever South Africa, Google South Africa, Facebook Africa, Kantar South Africa, The Loeries, The Marketing Association of South Africa and The Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education (aware.org.za), plus many others, in working to eliminate harmful stereotypes in advertising and the media.

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In celebration of ten years of the Global Women in Marketing Awards and 16 years of the organisation Women in Marketing CIC has compiled their 2020 Global Women in Marketing List. The list shines a light on those that are influencing and shaping the marketing and communications community, the hidden stars, pioneers and future leaders.

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On Thursday 22nd August, WiM Africa was in Durban, South Africa to deliver INFLUENCE – harnessing one’s own power of influence and examining the myths, truths and longevity of influencer marketing. In association with the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the event took place during women’s month in South Africa, and brought together senior professionals from global brands, experts in influencer marketing and female business owners and marketing professionals. The aim was to hear and be inspired by the stories of professional women on how they develop and maximise their powers of influence and also to gain insights in the phenomenon that has become influencer marketing.

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One of the highlights of last year's Loeries Masterclasses was the Women in Marketing (WIM) Africa launch event. Here Andrea Opoku, director and Africa ambassador for Women in Marketing, shares growth since then as well as the context of this year's WIM Africa event on the power of women in influencer marketing, with some interesting global insights.

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This Women's Day in SA, we welcomed news that the Loeries has joined forces with UN Women's Unstereotype Alliance initiative, to launch its South Africa chapter, set to use the advertising industry as a force for good to drive positive change all over the world. We also learn what to expect from the UN Women South Africa multi-country office's Loeries 2019 masterclass with Dove, on advertising leading society.

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WiM Advisory Panel member, Advertising Assocation of Ghana (AAG) past President and CEO of Mullen Lowe Accra is a recipient of the 2018 International Advertising Association’s (IAA) Inspire Champion Award, presented during the IAA Global Conference, Creativity4Better in Bucharest, Romania on Tuesday. Announcing the Award, IAA Vice President and Chairman of the Inspire Award, Heather Leembruggen said the IAA Inspire Champion Award honors notable leaders for their lifetime achievements, vision, committed services to IAA, as well as their contributions to advancing the IAA and communications in the global marketing communications industry. Norkor Duah who is the IAA’s Vice President for Africa Development is among five others from across the world honoured with the IAA Inspire Champion Award during the conference.

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The Loeries 2018 kicked off with a Masterclass hosted by Women in Marketing. The session highlighted the gender stereotypes in advertising, and addressed the way forward for a more inclusive industry. media update’s Aisling McCarthy attended the Loeries Masterclass held at the Durban International Conference Centre on Thursday, 16 August. The session was opened by Andrea Opoku, director at Women in Marketing, who spoke about the importance of celebrating and encouraging women in the industry.

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This morning's Women in Marketing masterclass marked the launch of the African chapter of Women in Marketing...Read the source link below for the full story.

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The Loeries masterclasses started with a bang, with the well-supported Women in Marketing Africa masterclass, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Bizcommunity's own Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media SA, Leigh Andrews, which offered extensive insight into where we are currently in terms of gender equality in the media, as well as how far we still need to go and how to get there. Read more by clicking the source link below.

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