And We're Back! Announcing the #AW2020 Future Is Female Awards


Advertising Week (AW) is excited to announce that the Future is Female Awards are coming back for a third edition! The award show, which debuted at AWNewYork 2019, honors rising stars of the advertising and marketing industry. Winners will be selected based on a combination of proven achievements: demonstrable ability to affect organizational change, commitment to external impact, ability to mentor others and professional endorsements. The Advertising Week team is currently seeking nominations to identify the emerging female leaders in the US marketing and advertising space.

Ten rising stars will be honored at Advertising Week 2020 with a special celebration presented by Ampersand.

Entrants can be nominated by their organization, enter on their own behalf or be entered by a partner company, client or colleague. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 28, 2020 and the winners will be chosen by a panel of esteemed judges in the final weeks leading up to AW2020. 

The entry criteria for the Future is Female Awards include:

  • Significant proven achievements over the span of the nominee's career
  • Demonstrate how the nominee has facilitated change within an organization
  • Show how the nominee acts as a role model to others

Each entry should include a maximum 500-word summary and an endorsement from either the nominee’s organization or a client.

The awards are suitable for those of any age, so we encourage any future leaders to apply, even those relatively early in their career.

In terms of level, we realize that job titles rarely demonstrate exact responsibility or level. Because of this, the judges are looking for future leaders that are primarily mid-level candidates, as opposed to C-suite.