What are the Ad Age Leading Women awards?
The awards recognize and honor trailblazing women in media, marketing, tech and advertising. We're looking for those who are driving change—empowering their companies, building resilient businesses, advocating for progress and illustrating the importance of marketing and advertising. They are, in short, catalysts for change.
What are the Ad Age Leading Women Rising Star awards?
Introduced in 2022, the Rising Star awards are designed to celebrate those who are just making their mark on the marketing and advertising industry. We're looking for up-and-comers who have demonstrated substantial growth, creativity and initiative in non-managerial roles.
Who is eligible?
We look for meaningful or measurable accomplishments within the past 12 months. Nominees for Leading Women or Rising Star can reside and work anywhere in the world, but entries must be made in English.
No team entries will be accepted; if you have more than one candidate, please submit them as separate entries.
What kind of companies should nominees work at?
The Leading Women and Rising Star awards honor standout women across all sectors, including, but not limited to, brands, agencies, technology providers and media platforms.
Leading Women nominees do not need to be C-suite; seniority is less relevant to selection than the ability to empower colleagues, forge relationships, drive business results, advocate for diversity and inclusion, take risks and drive business results.
Rising Star nominees must have only been with their current company for one to three years in a non-managerial role and their position must impact marketing or advertising in some way. They do not manage teams nor are they in a leadership position that makes decisions for the overall business.
When is the final deadline?
The final deadline to enter Leading Women or Rising Star is Tuesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. ET.
How much does it cost to enter?
Pricing for the Leading Women Awards will be two-tiered: Regular pricing of $275 per entry will be available until Feb. 27, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Afterward, pricing will be $300 per entry until the final deadline of March 28, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET.
Rising Star is free to enter.