17 August 2022
Women in Marketing (WIM) CIC are pleased to announce the 12th annual Global Women in Marketing Awards – recognising and celebrating the achievements of women in the marketing, advertising and communications sectors around the world. The prestigious awards are open to global entries, with previous winners hailing from across Africa, the USA, South America, the Middle East and Asia. The awards ceremony will take place in November 2022 at an exclusive venue in central London.
The Awards were launched in 2010 as the natural progression of the Women in Marketing network which was founded 6 years earlier by Ade Onilude, originally as part of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The popularity of the awards grew globally resulting in entries opening up to international submissions in 2017.
Today an exclusive group of 140 people across the globe hold WiM Awards including Nicola Mendelshon, Facebook; Mzamo Masito, Google Africa; Norkor Duah, MullenLowe Accra; David Grier, AdWeek; Amanda Turnbull, Discovery Networks (UAE); Aline Santos, Unilever; Karen Blackett, MediaCom; Antonio Lucio formerly of HP; and many more.
Every year the WiM Awards reflect industry and societal trends to recognise innovative work. The 2022 awards will be no different with the introduction of no less than three new categories:
Innovation Marketer of the Year reflecting the growth of Web3, Blockchain, immersive technologies, AR, VR, AI, Fintech, NFT emerging industries and fields to which marketing makes new ground, this award recognises the female individuals driving the change creating new links between marketing and technology.
Creative Marketer of the Year highlighting the important role of creative bravery in today’s world of marketing. This award recognises female marketing specialists on the client/brand side who have achieved results through courageous creativity.
Strategic Planner of the Year recognising the important role of planners and strategists in the increasingly complex and volatile business environment. This award recognises female planning and strategy specialists either agency or client side.
All award categories can be viewed here.
The judging panel for this year’s awards comprises of influential individuals, identified and chosen to reflect the global reach of this year’s awards and high standard of entries expected. The judges on the panel include:
The 2022 Global WiM Awards is now open for entries from brands, agencies as well as individuals around the world and hopes to highlight the need to recognise diversity and the inclusive behaviours of the industry.
The deadline for entries is 23rd September 2022.
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Note to Editors
The 2022 Global WiM Awards will take place November 2021 at an exclusive venue in central London, UK. The deadline for Award entry submissions is midnight 23rd September 2021.
About Women in Marketing CIC
Women in Marketing (WiM) CIC was created in 2004 by Ade Onilude out of a need for women in the marketing, advertising and communications professions to be recognised, celebrated and empowered to fulfil their potential. The first WiM event coincided with International Women’s Day on Work-Life Balance. Since then, the annual WiM events have grown and tackled topics such as ethical marketing, the creatives, branding and diversity in marketing, with the purpose of provoking discussion and inspiring women across the sectors and the wider business community.
The popularity of the events led to the introduction of the first WiM Awards in 2010. Past award winners have included senior executives from HP, Burberry, Google, Facebook, Hearst UK, Havas, Diageo and Ogilvy & Mather UK. Over the years, WiM has enjoyed the support of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Marketing Academy and sponsor organisations such as ITV, Mondelez, Vodafone, Havas Worldwide and HP.
Through their work WiM seeks to:
Educate & Inspire - Sharing knowledge from industry thought leaders and influencers
Connect - Bringing together key industry people for collaboration and growth
Recognise & Reward - Celebrating and championing the work of women in the sector, and their male advocates
Advocacy & Philanthropy - Supporting gender specific global initiatives.
WiM now serves a global network of influential individuals.
About WiM Africa
WiM Africa - The Women in Marketing (WiM) CIC Africa hub - is headed by WiM Director and Africa Ambassador Andrea Djan-Krofa. WiM Africa launched in Durban, South Africa at the prestigious Leories Creative Week with a focus on the role the marketing and advertising industry has to play in stereotypical representations of women in society and culture. The South Africa chapter brings together women (and male advocates) in marketing, advertising and communications, and the associated creative professions, from across the country to connect, network, share ideas, experiences, best practice and celebrate each other’s achievements.
WiM Africa’s mission is to address the gender imbalances in the marketing, advertising and communication professions at all levels of seniority and show future generations of young women coming through the ranks what is possible. In doing so we safeguard the long-term profitability of the sector.
WiM Africa serves a growing community in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria and is expanding across the continent.
For more information about Women in Marketing CIC, the 2022 Global WiM Awards, the list of judges and previous award winners visit womeninmarketing.org.uk