Cosmopolitan honours female trailblazers

Cosmopolitan last week honoured three leading female advertising icons at its annual Advertising Week Europe Event – Cosmopolitan: A Celebration of Female Talent.

Cosmopolitan honours female trailblazers

Pippa Glucklich, former CEO of Starcom UK, Lisa Brankin, Marketing Director at Ford and Verica Djurdjevic, CEO at PHd, were all celebrated during an exclusive ceremony at the Pompadour Ballroom, Hotel Café Royal.

According to the publishers, the three trailblazing women were selected from both agencies and brands for embodying the Cosmopolitan value of empowerment in action – demonstrating innovation, bravery and a commitment to championing young talent within the industry.

Last year’s honourees, Helen McRae, CEO UK & Chair Western Europe at Mindshare, and Claudine Collins, Managing Director of MediaCom UK on behalf at Karen Blackett OBE returned to recognise two millennial women from within their respective organisations who they believe are shaping the future of advertising.

The millennials honoured were Sophie Harding, Trades & Insights Director at Mindshare and Lisa Humphreys, Commercial Operations Director at MediaCom UK.

The event was hosted by Jacqui Cave, Managing Director of Cosmopolitan, Jane Wolfson, Chief Agency Officer at Hearst and Farrah Storr, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan.

Jacqui says: “Cosmopolitan’s Celebration of Female Talent celebrates truly exceptional women who have risen to the very top of their game. Pippa Glucklich, Lisa Brankin and Verica Djurdjevic are remarkable leaders, respected by the entire industry, and an inspiration for young women everywhere. We are thrilled to bring them together at such a landmark event in the Ad Week calendar.

“It’s also vitally important that Cosmopolitan champions the next generation of leaders who are pioneering positive change within their businesses. The two chosen millennials embody everything that the Cosmopolitan brand stands for and we have no doubt that we will see a lot more of them in the future.”