'It's a sign post you’re on the right road' - The Drum's 50 under 30 nominations to recognise women in digital extended

50 under 30

Nominations for The Drum’s 50 under 30 have been extended until Friday (2 September) meaning there’s still time to submit your top digital trailblazer.

A celebration of the achievements of young women working in digital roles – spanning advertising to adtech, social media, design, mobile and more – 2016 marks the third year of the widely recognised list.

“Being one of the top 50 under 30 in the UK digital landscape had long been an ambition of mine,” said Holly Dewsbury, Twitter's senior agency lead for UK and Ireland, who featured on last year’s list.

“I was immensely proud to represent Twitter Europe and be part of a movement which has long celebrated some of the most influential talent in the advertising business.”

You can nominate individuals for consideration here, with the results set to be published in October.

Claire Dunford, European social media manager at Honda, who also featured on last year’s 50 under 30, added she was “honoured to have been grouped with some truly inspiring women”.

“Digital is all about innovation and I look forward to seeing how we continue to push our industry forward,” she said. “Being included in The Drum’s 50 under 30 isn’t the end of a journey, but a sign post you’re on the right road.”

Additionally, The Drum has also launched the inaugural Creative Woman of the Year category as part of The Drum Dream Awards. In partnership with Creative Equals, the award looks to highlight the female creative leader who has made the biggest impact in the last year.

Nominations for the Creative Woman of the Year have also been extended to Friday (2 September) and you can put forward your leading female creative directors here.

Gillian West

Gillian West is The Drum’s social media manager and works to ensure The Drum’s content reaches followers across platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram in an engaging, relevant and timely manner. Based in Glasgow, she has been actively involved in building The Drum’s Creative Works brand for over three years now and has interviewed major creative figures including Rankin, Peter Souter, Rosie Arnold, Bob Greenberg and Vicki Maguire. During her time at The Drum she has attended events such as Cannes Lions, the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Art Director’s Club Europe, D&AD and more.

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