All of it searchable and easily filtered after preferences. If you are looking for a female copywriter in Madrid with 5-10 years of experience, our goal is that you will find her here, surrounded by other female role models, and potential leaders.
The initiative was started in 2016, by the founders Johanna Johansson and Lina Franzon, with the purpose of forever killing the argument ”there are no female creatives” and facilitate for employers to create a more diverse work place. Today the list of professions searchable on the site has expanded to include all professions with a connection to the advertising industry.
Join the register, or start searching by creating an account here.
Saatchi & Saatchi Stockholm
Round & Round
The Amazing Society
Crisp & Awesome
Jung von Matt
Reform Act & Reform Society
God Saftig och Dryg
Viljeland Reklam & Design
72 and sunny
Filipe Gandine Tolloti
Ming Ming Lim
Dani John Stone
André Bose Do Amaral
Carin Balfe Arbman
Amy Levine Small
Jennifer Johansson Viljeland
Malin Von Werder
Linda Marie Hurtig
Carola Kullberg Lindh
Christina Noble Knight
Ad women is an international register of female talent within the advertising industry. An initiative to highlight female talent and make it easier for employers to create a more equal and diverse work place by forever killing the argument ”there are no female creatives”.
First, you have to create an account. Then list your criteria, such as experience or location and start searching. Search globally or locally. Search for leadership, a special talent or years of experience. Search for a role model, or your next colleague. Search, and you shall find female talent.
When you've found someone you believe to be your perfect match, you can easily add them to your profile wish list by clicking the "Add" button. The specific profile will then be added to your with the option of having all contacts emailed to you.
Then it’s up to you. Make contact. Hire them, admire them or simply get inspired by them.
Running this initiative means a number of costs. And since we as an industry all share the problem we think it’s pretty fair that we all contribute to a possible solution. All revenue is used to maintain and improve the site. However, adding monthly donations to your account is optional.
Sure, if you consider yourself non-male and work within the advertising industry you are more than welcome to join. Simply click here, and create your profile!
For the moment being, following titles are available in the register: 3D Animator, Account Director, Account Manager, Agency Producer, Agent, Art Buyer, Art Director, Audio Engineer, Back end Developer, Casting Director, CEO, Chief Creative Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Colorist, Communications Director, Community Manager, Content Manager, Content Producer, Copywriter, Creative Director, Data Analyst, Delivery Director, Digital Designer, Digital Strategist, Director, DOP, Editor, Executive Producer, Founder, Front end Developer, Full Stack Developer, Graphic Artist, Graphic Designer, Head of Communications, Head of Public Relations, Illustrator, Image Retoucher, Interaction Designer, Location Scout, Managing Director, Marketing Executive, Marketing Manager, Mix Engineer, Motion Graphic Designer, Partner, Photographer, Planner, Post Producer/EP, PR Specialist, Producer, Proof Reader, Public Relations Director, Public Relations Manager, Researcher, Retoucher, Set Designer, Social Media Manager, Sound Designer, Strategist, Technology Director, Translator, UX Designer, VFX Artist, Voiceover Talent, Web Content Manager, Web Designer and Writer.
If you are missing yours, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll take it into consideration.
You are always responsible for your own profile. If you switch jobs, or you title changes, it’s up to you to update that information in your profile.
No. Part of the purpose with this initiative was to prove the power in numbers. To give all young women entering the industry hope of a more equal future.
Rather than looking at the register as a meat market, see it as a wish list. A list of talent you could hire, if you'd offer them the right opportunities.
Because our industry communicates with the entire world. We build brands, personalities and potential role models. We portrait behaviors, we challenge norms. To be able to do so in a representative way, we believe we must be representative ourselves.
Ad Women was born from frustration. We had been working at several different agencies, and when it was time to recruit new talent we repeatedly heard that there were no women. And so men were hired. This initiative was born to prove them wrong. From the beginning in a Swedish version called Kreatörskvinnor, and now with Ad Women.
We did! We as in, Lina Franzon, Copywriter and Johanna Johansson, Art Director who founded the initiative in 2016. With help from developer Johanna Tano the Swedish site was born two months later. A year later a Kickstarter Campaign was launched in order to found a global version. A total of 165 backers, agencies and regular people backed the project and turned it into a reality.
They enabled us to hire the amazing developer Julia Wallin to build the site, and designer Linnea Mesko to make it look this cool. In addition, our PR specialist Martina Larsson helped us spread the word.
Because you haven’t asked it yet! Please do, and we’ll include it on the list. Email email@example.com