Female Frontiers

After an extraordinarily challenging year for everyone working in marketing, advertising, media and tech during the Covid-19
pandemic, we believe there’s never been a more important time to celebrate the industry’s success stories. 

This year’s elite panel of judges are busy reviewing the exceptional entries received from across the industry. 

Honourees will be announced on Thursday 21 January and will highlight an extraordinary array of innovative solutions,
inspirational leadership and effective changes within the industry. 

Join us for an afternoon of recognising and applauding the amazing women on Campaign’s Female Frontiers 2021 Honourees,
Thursday 25 February. Along with putting a spotlight on our Honourees, industry thought leaders will be
joining the celebrations for two panel discussions exploring the theme of championing groundbreaking women

Below are just some of the reasons why we had an overwhelming amount of entries in the first year

Why Female Frontiers

  • Female Frontiers is providing new opportunities for women; who are leading and encouraging change within our community, to be recognised

  • Regardless of the stage you are at in your career, there’s an opportunity to be honoured for the ways you are having a positive impact within your industry

  • You will be seen by a high calibre of judges. Our representative panel will ensure diversity and inclusion, as well as top feedback for your entry

  • In an industry where so many women are working towards change, there are a wide variety of categories to enter. Whether you are familiar with the industry or are a newcomer, the best people will get the recognition they deserve

  • Entering Female Frontiers will offer you an additional media platform to promote yourself. The company standing behind you will also receive the added coverage to continue your movement of change


  • Honourees will be invited to attend the awards evening to network with fellow industry leaders in marketing, advertising, media and technology

  • Honourees and Leading Honourees will receive coverage in Campaign magazine, read by over 8400 people, and across CampaignLive.co.uk, which receives 961 thousand monthly website unique users and 2.4 million page views

  • Published winners profile on the Female Frontiers website


Key Information

Dates for the diary
Honourees Announced: Thursday 21 January 

Event Date: Thursday 25 February

The awards are open to women within EMEA or with a global title
based outside EMEA, from those who are established in their careers
and already creating real impactful change to those just starting out and 
making waves. These awards are truly global, and so we welcome
and actively encourage entries from individuals and firms of all sizes. 

Individuals or duos can either nominate themselves or be nominated
by a peer or colleague. If you are submitting on behalf of someone else, 
you must receive permission from the nominee beforehand and provide details 
of the nominee should they need to be contacted.

Headline Sponsor

Mail Metro Media
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Media Partner


UK advertising agencies are fast-paced, dynamic and produce advertising, media and marketing that is the envy of the world. And we’re the professional body that supports them. We have an unprecedented pool of knowledge they can draw on. We voice their concerns, showcase their work and continuously develop their skills to keep them at the top of their game. We are the power behind the practitioners. The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising. Incorporated by Royal Charter.

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Chair of Judges

Sarah Jenkins

Sarah joined Saatchi & Saatchi in December 2019 and helps drives the day-to-day agency as well as running client business including Direct Line and Britvic. Previously a 9 year veteran of Grey London where she was responsible for some of the agency’s flagship creative accounts - including The British Heart Foundation and Lucozade.

Sarah has worked in both global network agencies and start ups and across organisations as diverse as Mars, GSK, P&G and the Home Office. A staunch believer in the need for greater diversity of talent at all levels across advertising, Sarah helped found the industry wide Advertising Diversity Task Force in 2017. She is also a Trustee of the Historic Royal Palaces so has a side hustle looking after the Crown Jewels.
Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Leo Burnett
Chief Creative Officer
The Barber Shop
Communications Director
Associate Creative Director
Mail Metro Media
Executive Director – Investment
Head of Design
Chief Transformation Officer
Deputy MD
Business Director
Grey London
Chief Creative Officer
Quiet Storm
CEO & Partner
TBWA London
Casting Director
Deputy Executive Creative Director
Head of Press
Data Strategist
Tribal Worldwide
Executive Creative Director


Recognising female brand marketers who are creating the most powerful campaigns and brave brand positioning.


Honouring those women who are constantly pushing the boundaries of equality and gender balance and making dynamic and brave changes within their workplace or industry.


Celebrating individual women and men making significant contributions towards inclusivity.


Women who are leading the charge in creative excellence.


Celebrating women dominating leadership or managerial roles.


A celebration of women making meaningful decisions in media planning and buying.


We want to shine a spotlight on the industry's rising stars by honouring those showing great promise in their first five years in advertising, marketing, media or tech.

This category is free to enter.


Dedicated to those women using technology and data in new and innovative ways.


Female Frontiers 2020

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