The Pitch 100 Superwomen, 13Jul2017, ©Bronac McNeill

Pitch 100 Superwomen is an initiative launched to celebrate superwomen working behind the scenes in the creative industry. They have the exceptional ability to handle multiple tasks without sweating it. They are brave, take risks and above all get the job done. Superwomen are nominated by their industry peers. 

Pitch 100 Superwomen 2019 Celebration Breakfast

We celebrated this year’s Pitch 100 Superwomen breakfast at D&AD, with our Superwomen and special guests. Our Keynote Speaker was the amazing Dame Cilla Snowball, Chair of the Women's Business Council and Former Group CEO & Group Chair of AMV BBDO. Dame Cilla is also one of our Superwomen Ambassadors this year - a super champion of diversity and inclusion in the creative industry.

Heleana Blackwell, agency Strategist and co-founder of The New Work, hosted our talk with panelist Aimée Luther, Managing Director of Fortnight Collective London, Adrian Walcott, Managing Director of Brands with Values, Joce Capper, Creative Director of Cinelab London, Nene Parsotam, Executive Creative and Art Director of Vine Creatives and Co-founder of We Are Stripes, Toby Tomkins, founder of CHEAT and Ete Davies, Managing Director of AnalogFolk London.

Selected superwomen took to the stage, shared their stories and then all our superwomen shared their superpower. A wonderful inspiring morning.


Images by Sonya Hurtado



Aarti Mahtani, Sales Manager, Cinelab London
Abigail Stephenson, Creative, Droga5
Alice Morris, Producer, 2AM
Alicia Job, Creative, ENGINE
Allison Duval, Group Marketing Manager, Procam
Ally Owen, Founder, Brixton Finishing School
Amie Snow-Mayers, Creative, Ogilvy
Anjali Vasudevan, Client Director, Jones Knowles Ritchie Singapore
Anna Dalziel, Director of Brand, UK & Global, Momentum Worldwide
Anna Jobbins, Creative, Havas London
Annika Allen, Content Creator & Founder, Black Magic Network
Aoife McGuinness, Neuroscience Consultant, HeyHuman
Atiya Zaidi, Executive Creative Director, JWT/Grey
Audrey Solvar, Founder, Black Creators Matter

B & C

Bairbre McGlade, Senior Art Director, Boys + Girls
Becca Gribbin, Events & Marketing Manager, APA
Calli Louis, Client Services Director, Karmarama
Caroline Paris, Creative Director, Brave
Cat Shanu, Social Media Co-ordinator, BAD (British Arrows Doorway)
Cathy Green, Acting Head of Production, Biscuit Filmworks
Charlotte Hugh, Senior Creative, Dark Horses
Charlotte Khushi, Senior Art Director, Wunderman
Cheryl Payne, Senior Producer, Freefolk
Chloe Saunders, Head of Production, CHEAT
Claire Baker, Creative Director, Drum
Claire Cook, Executive Producer, Nexus Studios
Claire Cullen, Post Producer, Freelance
Claire Young, Head of Creative Services & Creative Production, VCCP
Clare McGrath, Executive Producer, Finger Music
Clare Timms, Managing Director, Darling Films
Cookie Tabinor, Event Co-ordinator & Creative, Mellor&Smith
Cressida Holmes-Smith, Client Partner, Lucky Generals

D,E & F

Diana Tickell, CEO, NABS
Dionne Archibald, Executive Producer, Coffee & TV
Emily Challenor, Senior Account Director, LIDA
Emily DeGroot, Project Director, Freelance, Founder, Dear Adland
Emily Newman, Producer, Speade Ltd
Emma Gardner, Managing Partner, ELVIS
Emma Saddleton, Client Account Director, Carat UK
Eva O’Reilly, PA, Jones Knowles Ritchie
Fran Plowright, Partnerships Manager, Create Jobs

G,H & I

Gaby Khalastchy, Account Director, Wildfire Social
Gemma Phillips, Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi 
Georgina Kent, Senior Producer, BBH
Hanisha Kotecha, Managing Director, GOOD Agency
Hanna Davis, Producer, FCB Inferno
Hannah Barnes, PR & Marketing Manager, Smoke & Mirrors, Big Buoy
Hannah Bellil, Producer, Prettybird UK
Hannah Stein, Senior Account Manager, Content Strategist, Jones Knowles Ritchie
Heleana Blackwell, Strategist, Havas London / Co-founder, The New Work
Helen Hadfield, MD & Executive Producer, Snapper Films
Islay Leefe-Griffiths, Producer, Production Manager, Freelance

J & K

Jacqueline Dobrin, Head of Production, Grey London
Jade Trott, Art Director, Oliver
Jane Kinnaird, Creative Strategist, Creative Shop, Facebook & Instagram
Jasmine Portman, Account Director, Creature
Jess Journo, Head of Talent, Familia
Jess Watson, Creative, ENGINE
Jo Rudolphy, Head of Talent, SKUNK
Jody Nicholl, Creative Director, We Are Alexander
Joyce Kremer, Art Director, Freelance
Julia Cheetham, Production Director, Apple Inc
Julia Martens, Copywriter, Freelance
Karen Fraser, Director, Credos & Head of Strategy, Advertising Association
Kate Lloyd, Creative, Havas London
Kate Lynham, Creative Director, UNIT9 London

Katie Gander, PA to HTV, Leo Burnett
Kayleigh Didcott, Account Manager, Poke London
Keeva Bolger, Agency Producer, Boys + Girls
Kelly Church, Lead Planner, The Gate London
Kemi Anthony, Marketing Communications Manager, IKEA UK
Kerry Glazer, Chair, AAR, President NABS, Chair #timeto
Kerry Robinson, Creative Director & Content Strategy, AKQA
Kim Jarrett, Executive Producer, London Alley UK
Kristina Ryan, Senior Creative, mr.h


Lauren Haberfield, Senior Art Director, BETC Paris
Lauren Portelli, Group Brand Director, 72andSunny Amsterdam
Leonie Moreton, Operations Director, Coffee & TV
Lesley Queen, Head of Production, Nice Biscuits
Libby Swan, Managing Partner, PRDXN
Lisa Joseph, Producer, RSA Films
Liz Browne, Head of Production Operations, The Mill
Lizi Hamer, Regional Creative Director, Octagon, Singapore
Lottie Cooper, Deputy Managing Director, Framestore
Louise Allen, Head of Production, Factory
Lucy Eldridge, Senior Creative Copywriter, Wunderman
Lucy Gossage, Producer, Freelance
Lucy Jameson, Co-Founder, Uncommon
Lydia Raghavan, Creative, Refinery29

M,N & O

Malin Persson, Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Special Projects EMEA, Adobe
Maria Shamsi, Creative Director, Synergy Advertising, Karachi
Mel Lamont, Bookings Manager, Procam
Mercedes Benson, Brand Partnerships Manager, Complex Networks, SocialFixt
Meriel Bunney-Gillies, Head of Creative Development, LS Productions
Mikaela Rice, Conceptual Creative, Freelance / Social Creative, Shesays
Nana Bempah, Executive Producer / Producer / Co-founder of Pocc
Nancy Ryan, Producer, Black Dog Films, RSA Films
Natalie Graeme, Co-Founder, Uncommon
Natasher Beecher, Senior Copywriter, Ogilvy Health UK
Nimo Awil, Senior Creative, Poke London
Nisa Kurti, PA & Office Manager, 1stAveMachine
Noreen Connolly, Managing Director, Beam

P - R

Paulette Caletti, Producer, Prettybird
Pip Hulbert, CEO, Wunderman Thompson UK
Polly Barnes, Client Services Director, Creature
Portia Clarke, Music & Culture Manager, Freelance
Rachel Menzies, Music Supervisor, Native Music Supervision, Hookline
Rebecca Rowntree, Freelance Creative Director / Founder of This Way Up Podcast
Reshma Biring, Enablement Manager, Annalect EMEA
Roxi Jahanshahi, Programmes Manager, You Make It
Ruth Boulter, Creative Director, McCann London


Sabrina Lynch, Senior Vice President, Vision7
Samia Ahmed, Producer, Freelance
Sarah Gardner, Producer, Freelance
Sarah Watson, Senior Creative, McGarryBowen
Saskia Jensen, Producer, SALT.TV
Scarlett Montanaro, Creative Director, Revolt London
Sherina Florence, Creative Director, Ogilvy New York
Sonya Barlow, Founder, Like Minded Females
Sophie Kluman, Global Head of Operations, MD, STINK
Sophie Rivet, Account Director, POKE London
Suki Heather, Creative Director, AKQA London
Syl Saller, CMO, Diageo  

T - Z

Tash Tan, Executive Producer, Somesuch
Theadora Watts, Executive Assistant, Partizan
Tobi Oredein, Founder, Black Ballad
Victoria Brooks, Brand Sustainability Strategy Consultant, Freelance / VP, Bloom UK
Yelena Gaufman, Strategy Partner, Fold7
Yen Ho, Director of Operations, 72andSunny Los Angeles
Zara Montagu-Leon, Creative Services Director, Brave

Superwomen Ambassadors

This year we are also championing two Superwomen Ambassadors - women in the creative industry doing amazing work for Diversity and Inclusion right now: Candi Castleberry Singleton - Vice President of Diversity Partnership Strategy & Engagement at Twitter & Dame Cilla Snowball, Portfolio Director & Former Group CEO & Group Chairman of AMV BBDO. Read their interviews in our Superwomen-zine out now.

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Superwomen Alumni 2018 and 2017