The Drum’s 50 Under 30 returns to champion outstanding women in creative and digital
The Drum’s 50 Under 30 is back to shine a light on the next generation of women rising through the ranks.
The Drum's 50 Under 30 is now open for entries.
Today we call on our readers in the UK, US and APAC to nominate the women they consider the rising stars of our industry. Self-nominations are also encouraged.
This year, for the first time, the list is open to women from both the digital and creative sectors. You have until 15 May to enter yourself, a colleague or peer here.
Nominations will be considered on behalf of anyone pursuing a career in a digital marketing or creative capacity across the media and marketing industries, so long as they will be aged 30 or younger on 22 July 2019.
The Drum’s annual search for the industry’s talent of tomorrow began in 2012 with what was then our 30 Under 30 Women in Digital list. It was intended to address a chronic lack of female representation in digital marketing roles specifically.
Since then, the scope of this project has been widened internationally and to also encompass the creative business, where men still dominate industry roles and recognition.
As The Drum revealed in March, just eight of the 100 most award-winning chief creative officers in 2018 were female.
Data from The Big Won study – which aggregates results from all of the world’s major awards competitions – also shows that of last year’s 300 most-awarded chief creative officers, executive creative directors and creative directors, only 39 were women.
You can see our past 50 Under 30 inductees here.