Next Wave of Creative Women In Advertising Honored

The 3% Movement, which celebrates creative women in advertising, and The One Club for Creativity has released the list of winners of the Next Creative Leaders program for 2017. Developed collaboratively by the organizations in 2015, Next Creative Leaders identifies and celebrates talented creative women making their mark with great work and a workplace perspective on diversity. While many of the honorees currently work in the US, the program has a strong global element. Next Creative Leaders for 2017 are:


Kate Baynham, copywriter, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco


Sakshi Choudhary, creative supervisor, Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai, India


Kate Desmarais, associate creative director, Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago (originally from South Africa)


Micaela Gallino, senior creative art director, Johannes Leonardo, New York (originally from Argentina)


Kristin Graham, associate creative director, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco


Emmie Nostitz, creative director, Droga5, New York


Lucia Orlandi, creative director, R/GA, San Francisco (originally from Ireland)


Alexandra Sobiecki, art director, Spotify, New York


Jessica Toye, senior art director, J. Walter Thompson, New York (originally from Canada)

Hanna Wittmark, art director, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco (originally from Sweden)


We are thrilled about the level of talent and spirit embodied by this year’s Next Creative Leaders,” said Kat Gordon, founder, The 3% Movement. “Six of the 10 winners are originally from outside the US, making this a true global showcase of diversity, advocacy and opportunity for people of every ethnicity.” Adds Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club: “We created our own Inclusion & Diversity Department nearly a decade ago, and support programs like Next Creative Leaders that identify, elevate and give voice to those who are making a real difference. They are the ones who are opening the door and inspiring the next generation of women who follow in their footsteps.”