Ad Age is now accepting submissions for its annual Women to Watch list honoring the most accomplished and up-and-coming women in marketing today. Who do you think should join the list of nearly 500 outstanding women (including Donna Speciale, Linda Sawyer, Carolyn Everson and Karen Quintos) recognized with this powerful honor since its inception almost 20 years ago? We want to know. Deadline has been extended to May 7.
Nominate your peers and colleagues who are making names for themselves at media companies, brands, tech companies and agencies of all stripes. We're looking for groundbreakers, forward-thinkers and rainmakers blazing trails with new solutions, awesome creative, data insights and business-building initiatives.
Our new online entry system makes nominations simple. State your case about why your candidate is deserving and tell us a bit about her background, reputation, previous honors and capabilities. If there is an interesting back story on your candidate, tell us. We ask for contact information for your candidate and yourself. Honorees can be from any type of company or discipline as long as they are making an impact in marketing, advertising or media.
There is no set number of honorees, but we generally celebrate at least 20 women each year. Please note we do not repeat Women to Watch, so people who have won this honor already are not eligible.
The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on May 7 and there is a $125 processing fee for nominations. A team of editors will review all the submissions, research candidates and seek input from staff reporters on the final decisions. The staff may also consider candidates that were not nominated through the submission process.
Winners will be notified by mid-May and a special issue of Advertising Age honoring the Women to Watch class of 2015 both in print and online will publish June 1.
You can see last year's honorees here. Winners will be celebrated at an AWNY luncheon in New York in August.