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Women of Tomorrow Awards entry process

The IPA and Campaign have again joined forces to run the Women of Tomorrow Awards 2016 which will identify the female industry leaders of the future.

The Women of Tomorrow Awards 2016 has now closed for entries.

You can view the Women of Tomorrow Awards 2016 shortlist here.

We are calling on everyone across the industry to identify themselves, or colleagues, and help us recognise and champion the exceptional female talent working for agencies, media owners or client companies, in any of these roles:

  • Brand management
  • Client services
  • Creative
  • Creative services
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Media buying
  • Media planning
  • Media sales
  • New business
  • Strategic
  • Tech & Innovation


Entrants for the Women of Tomorrow Awards are sought from the mid-senior level of company structures and should be consistently demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities. Candidates should be significantly more experienced than graduate level. Where an individual’s role encompasses more than one of the job functions, they should enter into the category where they spend the majority of their time.

The Awards are open to UK, Isle of Man or Channel Island Agencies, Media Owners, and Advertisers to nominate individuals within their organisations, and to individuals based within such organisations to nominate themselves, subject to the prior written consent of that organisation.

Entry process

Entrants need to complete the awards submission form which requires a c. 500 word (3,500 characters) summary on how they:

  • Go beyond their role
  • Demonstrate their leadership potential
  • Show they have what it takes to be a Woman of Tomorrow

The summary should also include any other significant relevant achievements. Entries must be electronically signed by the entrant and include all details of the senior colleague supporting the submission.

Please note: We recommend you draft your submission summary offline as it is not possible to save the form during the entry process.

Entry deadline extended to 23:59 (GMT) Tuesday 19th January 2016.


The Women of Tomorrow Awards 2016 are Co-Chaired by Claire Beale, Global Editor-in-Chief, Campaign, Nicky Bullard, Executive Creative Director, LIDA and Helen Calcraft, Founding Partner, Lucky Generals, who will be joining other industry judges to interview the shortlist.

To see the full list of judges please visit Women of Tomorrow judging panel.

Entrants will be notified by Friday 29th January if they have been shortlisted. Successful candidates will be invited for interview at the IPA on Monday 8th February.

Please note: All entrants need to be available on the interview date.


All shortlisted candidates will receive an invite to the Women of Tomorrow Awards which will take place on, International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8th March 2016. At this event, the winners will be announced and subsequently profiled in a Campaign article.

To see previous recipients of the Women of Tomorrow Awards, please visit 2014 winners and 2013 winners

Entry fee

The entry fee for the awards is £125 + VAT, payment of which will be requested once the submission form has been received.

Conditions of entry

By entering the IPA and Campaign Women of Tomorrow Awards, you agree to the Awards Terms and Conditions of Entry.


If you have any questions regarding the awards and the submission process, please contact Alice Meekins on or 020 7201 8266.

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