The Drum’s annual 50 under 30 feature, will once again shine a light on just some of the female professionals who are taking strides forward within in the digital industry.
The list, created with the help of our readers who nominated women who they felt had gone above and beyond before reaching the age of 30, was curated to the final 50 with the help of an eight-person industry panel.
Here's who was on the judging panel this year:
Ali Hanan, a freelance creative director and copywriter, as well as founder of Creative Equals.
Hanan started Creative Equals in an attempt to the problem of women on the creative floor, saying: “There’s a lot of talk about diversity in the industry, but no real action plan for change. To create real change take time and commitment from all sides of the industry.”
Debbie Klein, chief executive, Engine.
Klein was promoted to chief executive of Europe and Asia Pacific last year following time as UK chief executive and also recently featured in The Drum;s Ask Ogilvy video feature as part of its Watson edited magazine activity.
Fern Miller, international chief marketing officer, DigitasLBi
Miller was appointed as the first international chief marketing officer at DigitasLBi just over a year ago following time as international chief strategy and insight officer and was previously included in The Drum’s Top Trumps.
Laura Jordan Bambach, creative partner at Mr President and co-founder of SheSays
Bambach co founded SheSays in 2009, an organisation that educated, promotes and inspires women to take up digital careers before being appointed as creative partner at Mr President. She was also previously named The Drum’s Dadi’s Individual of the Year in 2014.
Lawrence Weber, managing partner at Karmaram and co-chair at IPA’s Brand Tech Group
Weber has more than 15 years’ experience in digital, integrated and creative agencies where he has worked with brands including Nokia, Range Rover and Unilever. Recently, he discussed if 2017 would be the year of peak tech on The Drum.
Nadya Powell, chief executive of Innovation Disorder and co-founder The great British Diversity Experiment and ChristmasSOWhite
Most recently Powell departed from Sunshine where she had spent a year and half as managing director. Since then she has focused on her work on the Great British Diversity Experiment which she co-founded in 2015 and her role as chief executive of Innovation Disorder.
Nishma Robb, head of ads marketing at Google and chair of Women@Google
Robb was appointed as head of marketing in 2014 following a nine month search by the company. Since being in the role, she has joined Women@Google as chair where she hopes to inspire girls and women entrepeneurs with the magic of technology. She also featured in The Drum’s Cliché Killers series.
Paul Frampton, chief executive of Havas Media Group
Frampton has most recently taken part in The Token Man, a series on The Drum, an initiative from the founder of Creative Social, Daniele Fiandaca. In his interview, Frampton explained his fascination with change and the need for more role models.