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Accepting nominations

We are keeping one of our most important honorifics of the year open and extending the early-bird rate through the final deadline of April 21. We’re accepting entries to our 2020 Ad Age Women to Watch program as planned as we believe it’s still important to find ways to celebrate and stay connected, even in these challenging times. The Women to Watch Conference & Awards, which brings together our U.S. and European honorees, is still scheduled to take place in August.

Ad Age Women to Watch has been recognizing up-and-coming women in the industry for over 20 years. Our Women to Watch list celebrates executives in media, marketing, and advertising who have had notable accomplishments within the past year. These are the visionaries, rainmakers, role models and business catalysts who are reshaping the marketing landscape. Over the years, our list has recognized hundreds of inspirational women leaders. View all of our 2019 honorees.

We’re accepting nominations for the next class of exceptional women. Submit your nomination today.


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Women to Watch seeks to recognize women who are changing the industry and making names for themselves at companies of all kinds—brands, agencies, technology providers or media platforms. Honorees are groundbreakers, forward thinkers and rainmakers in the marketing and advertising realm who are blazing trails with new solutions, standout creative work and business-building initiatives.

All honorees are handpicked by the editorial staff at Ad Age. Winners will be notified and interviewed in May and profiled in a special report honoring the Women to Watch class of 2020. All Women to Watch honorees will be recognized at our Ad Age Women to Watch Conference and Awards currently scheduled to take place in NYC in August 2020. We will provide updates should that date need to change. 

Entry requirements

You will be asked to submit a compelling 350-word summary addressing why your nominee deserves our Women to Watch honor. Note: This is not a lifetime achievement award; specifically, we look for meaningful or measurable accomplishments within the past 12 months.


Women to Watch FAQ



In light of current events, we are extending the early-bird rate for the entire program. The final deadline is still April 21.

Entry fee: $225 

Final deadline

April 21, 5 p.m. EDT


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