Last night I was at the Women In Marketing (WiM) Awards, which was back after a two-year break due to the global pandemic and it was a brilliant affair, filled with lots of good people, particularly women doing remarkable things. Breaking stereotypes and making change.
I was shortlisted in the Storyteller category and was awarded a commendation.
I am very proud to be acknowledged as the stories I write and the podcasts I do are always about corporate social responsibility, climate change…things that matter.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Central London team recognised a need for women in the industry to be acknowledged, celebrated, and empowered to fulfill their potential. This led to the setting up the first WiM event to coincide with International Women’s Day on Work-Life Balance. Since then, the annual WiM events have grown and tackled topics such as ethical marketing, the creatives, branding, and diversity in marketing, with the purpose of provoking discussion and inspiring women in the industry and the wider business community.
The popularity of the events led to the introduction of the first WiM Awards in 2010, where past award winners have included senior executives from Burberry, Google, Facebook, Hearst UK, Unilever, Diageo, IPG, SAP, Live Nation, and WPP.
Over the years, WiM has enjoyed the support of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Marketing Academy and sponsor organisations such as ITV, Mondelez, Vodafone, HPInc, and IPG. And the support of some very special individuals: Gail Gallie, co-founder of Project Everyone, Sarah Speake, Daryl Fielding, Antonio Lucio, and Heide Gardner. WiM has evolved over the past decade, and now serves a global network of influential individuals across the sector.