Geometry has announced that their New Business Director, Gemma Batterby, has been named as one of ten extraordinary women named by the IPA and Campaign as a Woman of Tomorrow.
The 15 judges were looking for women in mid-senior level roles who consistently demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and go beyond their brief.
The results were revealed at the Awards Ceremony on International Women’s Day where all thirty-three women shortlisted, from nearly 200 nominations, were celebrated. Game-changers, women to watch, women of the future – the ten finalists were feted by the industry.
Claire Beale, Women of Tomorrow co-chair and Campaign’s global editor-in-chief commented, “To me, what helped the winners stand out was not how they shouted about their achievements but how they acknowledged their strengths and weaknesses and had a drive to succeed on their terms and only if they could lift others up with them.”
IPA’s President Sarah Golding, Women of Tomorrow Co-Chair and CEO, The&Partnership London explained why The Awards are so important for the industry, “We simply aren’t seeing enough women reach senior leadership roles despite a phenomenal pool of female talent. We had nearly 200 entries, all from remarkable, talented women – and initiatives like the Women of Tomorrow Awards bring their brilliance to the fore.”
Our CEO Michelle Whelan summed up, “We’re all absolutely delighted. It’s huge recognition of Gemma’s talent, her attitude to help, lead and guide people. And her relentless commitment to everything she does. We’re incredibly lucky to have Gemma at Geometry, she’s a very special lady.”
Debbie Ellison, our Head of Digital, was also named Woman to Watch in 2016, the last time round the awards took place.