The current pop-culture symbol of the female ad executive might be Peggy Olsen from "Mad Men," but women in advertising have a far richer -- and far longer -- history. When Mathilde Weil opened the first female-owned advertising agency in 1880, she never imagined a future where so many women would populate the C-suites of major corporations and executive floors of advertising agencies, sit among the media elite and have power positions along Silicon Valley.
On Sept. 24, Ad Age will recognize these leaders with its first-ever 100 Women in Advertising list. The project, timed to the century-mark anniversary of Advertising Women in New York, will celebrate women groundbreakers and glass-ceiling shatterers -- past, present and future -- and their accomplishments.
But to do that , we need your help. In the space below, please nominate the women (living or deceased) that you believe worthy of the honor of being named to this prestigious and exclusive list. Those receiving the most nods and qualifying for the list will be part of our special issue and a don't-miss event in the fall.