PITCH 100 SUPERWOMEN


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 2018

Voted by Industry

The Full List

A

Abi Bishop, Social Strategist, WCRS

Abi Leland, Managing Director, Leland Music / Leland Originals

Alessia Small, Head of Production, McGarryBowen

Alex Hedges, Managing Director, Assembly Rooms

Alice Windeler, Producer, SALT.TV

Alice Beecroft, Senior Director, Global Business Strategy, Oath

Aly Moffat, Executive Producer, 2AM

Amina Koroma, Runner, Just Runners

Amy Daroukakis, Director of Cultural Insights and Trends, Adjust Your Set

Ana Nicolau, Creative Director, Wizzard

Angela Hart, Managing Director, Stitch

Anna Carpen, Creative Partner, 18 Feet & Rising

Anna Grudeva, Senior Creative, Quiet Storm

Anna Smith Tenser, Joint Managing Director / Executive Producer, Iconoclast

Ashley Shack, Head of Talent, Droga5

B & C

Belinda Bennett, Senior Account Manager, Havas London

Bonita Darkoh, Media Insights and Planning Manager, Expedia

Brette Graber, Director of Integrated Programs, Mass Appeal Media

Carine Harris, Joint Managing Director / Executive Producer, Iconoclast

Caroline Bottomley, Founder, Shiny Awards

Cathy Buchanan, Head of Project Management, FCB Inferno

Charlotte Hugh, Creative, Digitas 

Chloe London, Senior TV producer, St Luke’s Communications

Chloe Saunders, Producer, CHEAT

Ciara O’Meara, Associate Creative Director, Joint London

Claire Asker, Senior Creative Director, Freelance

Claire Morrisey, Group Creative Director, 72andSunny Los Angeles

D, E & F

Daisy Mellors, Head of TV, Anomaly London

Diane McArter, President / Founder, Furlined

Ellen Crane, Directors’ Rep, OB Management

Elsa Acton-Bond, Costume / Stylist, Freelance 

Emily Winterbourne, Chief Marketing Director, FCB Inferno

Emily Shorvon, Managing Director, Phantom Studios Ltd

Emma Sexton, CEO and Founder, MYWW™

Eve Ashwell, Owner / Editor, The Assembly Rooms

Fiona Hughes, Integrated Communications Director, H+K Strategies

Fi Kilroe, Head of Production, Freefolk

Fliss Hutcheson, Head of Sales, Agile Films

G,H & I

Gemma Humphries, Executive Producer, The Mill

Georgie MacEchern, Head Of Sales, Caviar

Hannah May, Head of Production, Prettybird

Heather Link, Executive Producer, Missing Link Films

Imogen Tazzyman, Creative Director, Karmarama

Isabelle Graham, Producer, SALT.TV

J & K

Janey de Nordwell, Managing Director, British Arrows

Jennifer Gillen, Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi

Jessica Giles, Senior Art Director, FCB Inferno

Jo Wallace, Creative Director, JWT London 

Jo Coombes, Founder, AdGreen

Joyce Li, Senior Product Designer, The Dots

Juliette Larthe, Co-Founder / Executive Producer, Prettybird

Justine White, Managing Director, Freefolk

Kai Hsiung, Managing Director, RSA Films

Kat Cheeseman, Senior Designer, Iris Worldwide

Kat Downs, Head of New Business / Executive Producer, Darling Films

Kati Hall, Member Services Coordinator, APA

Kerry Smart, Producer, 1stAveMachine

Kelly Doyle, Managing Director, Darling Films 

Kim Griffin, Owner / Executive Producer, Fresh Film Productions

Kirsty Wood, Integrated Project Director, WCRS

L

Larissa Miola, Senior Agency Producer, Karmarama

Lauren Ingram, Founder, Power Suit Social and 360i

Laura McGovern, Senior Creative, BBH London

Laura Redman, Managing Director, Therapy Agency

Laura Swinton, Editor In Chief & MD, Little Black Book - LBB Online

Leonie Clavel, Strategic Solutions Manager, Oath

Leyya Sattar, Co-Founder, The Other Box

Louise Sloper, Head of Art, BMB

Lisa McCaffery, Music Supervisor, Mcasso / Curved Arrow

Liz Kayes, Senior Branded Content Analyst, Oath

Lucy Jones, Production Manager, Freelance

Lucy Spong, Audio Producer, Factory

M & N

Maisie Willis, Creative, Saatchi & Saatchi 

Maria Galleriu, Group Strategy Director, 72andSunny 

Marie Owen, CEO & Founder, LS Productions

Marisa Clifford, CEO & Co-Founder, Pulse Films

Meg Hutchison, Director’s Assistant / Office Manager, SKUNK

Meriel Bunney-Gillies, Creative Development, LS Productions

Michelle Corney, Executive Producer, Final Cut

Nicola Kenney, Global Executive Producer, Rankin / The Graft 

Nancy Patterson, Executive Assistant, FCB Inferno

Natascha Cadle, Co-Founder and Facility Director, ENVY

Nathalie Gordon, Senior Creative, Above+Beyond

Nicky Flemming, Executive Producer, Archer’s Mark

Nicola Kemp, Trends Editor, Campaign

O - R

Olivia Downing, Creative, Refinery

Pippa Bhatt, Founder & Director, Coterie & Madam Films

Polly Rayne, Director of Operations RYOT Studio EMEA, Oath

Priya Matadeen, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Vogue

Rachel Bliss, Film Producer, M&C Saatchi

Rebecca Sykes, Production Manager, Freelance 

Rebecca Lodi, Edit Assistant, Speade

Rikki Percival, Director’s Representative, 2AM

Robyn Frost, Creative, Poke London

Roshni Goyate, Freelance Copywriter / Co-Founder, The Other Box

Rowena Taylor, Director of Account Management, Oath

S

Sallie Mars, SVP / Global Director of Creative Talent, McCann Worldgroup

Sandra Bold, Senior Creative, Publicis London

Sara Karimpour, Post Production Assistant, Across the Pond

Sara Keegan, Strategist, 18 Feet & Rising

Sarah Drummond, Executitve Producer, LS Productions

Sarah Marcon, Head of Production, Royle Productions

Sereena Abbassi, Founder, All Here / Head of Culture and Inclusion, M&C Saatchi

Shahnaz Ahmed, Creative Strategist, Facebook & Instagram

Sharlene George, Founding Partner / Global Executive Producer, Sweetshop

Siobhan Murphy, Business Development Director, Merman

Silke Klinnert, Creative Director, Mirum London

Sophie Fletcher, Account Manager, Havas London

T-Z

Tamryn Kerr, Associate Creative Director, Joint London

Tamsin Palmer, Camera Trainee, Freelance

Tara Lawall, Creative Director, 72andSunny New York

Tiger Savage, Creative Director, Savage & King

Tilly Gerrard, Production Manager, Freelance

Tracy Flaherty, Executive Assistant, Saatchi & Saatchi

Valentina Culatti, Managing Director, UNIT9

Veronica Saez, Producer, Freelance

Virginia Ogadi, Runner, Just Runners

Zainab Khan, Creative Director / Producer, #TrailblazingMuslimWomen  / Social Producer, Joint

Zoe Hockings, Head of Production, tenthree

 

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Anna Smith Tenser , Joint MD/ EP, Iconoclast

Carine Harris, Joint MD / Executive Producer, Iconoclast

“An awesome female MD team, their talents of New Business and Production experience are a force to be reckoned with, taking Iconoclast from a London start-up 3 years ago to the award-winning work they are producing today!”

Nominated by Kirsten Kates, Head of New Business, Iconoclast

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Anna Grudeva, Senior Creative, Quiet Storm

“To put it simply Anna is a stubborn idiot. She has this persistent optimism and little interest if the odds are in her favour or against her. Her passion is highly infectious, which always comes in handy if you're dealing with a difficult client or a sceptical account person. She never seizes to amaze me.”

Nominated by Martin Jeyes, Senior Creative, Quiet Storm

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Claire Morrisey, Group Creative Director, 72andSunny Los Angeles

“Claire is the creative lead on all things Google at 72andSunny Los Angeles. She is also the creator of CreativeSkirts.com, which aimed to stir a conversation about the startling lack of female creatives and celebrate women in the industry. The site hosted a variety of content including work done by female creatives, interviews with successful female leaders and articles focused on how women can excel in the industry.”

Nominated by Nicole Ryan, Sr. Communications Manager, 72andSunny

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Elsa Acton-Bond, Costume / Stylist, Freelance

“Elsa is 73 years old. She works tirelessly and gives 100% dedication to every job and every individual she works with. A wonderful lady who continues to be a credit to our industry across broadcast, commercials and film.”

Adam Wells, Director, gotgotneed

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Jennifer Gillen, Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi

“Jennifer is one of the calmest people I know in the crazy world of production. She manages every project with ease and grace. A brilliant producer to collaborate with.”

Nominated by Sari Morein, Talent and New Business, ACNE

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Nathalie Gordon, Senior Creative, Above+Beyond

“On top of being a Creative Lead on global campaigns she tirelessly nurtures her side-hustles (including side-business Taxi Fabric), does talks and writes articles on everything from Creativity to Consent, mentors students and lifts the women around her as high as possible. She’s not superwoman – she’s superhuman!”

Nominated by Tim Vincent, Strategist, Mother London

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Alessia Small, Head of Production, McGarryBowen

“Alessia handles her manic work/life schedule brilliantly. She does everything with a smile and humour whilst taking it all very seriously. She's been on top of her game and handling her shit better than anyone I know, all with a gentle touch and making time for everyone.”

Nominated by Matthew Felstead, Film Editor, Big Buoy

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Hannah May, Head of Production, Prettybird

“Hannah juggles like no other woman, she is always available and around on all jobs no matter how complicated they are. She is a mother at home and within the office. She is always positive despite the increasing load of work on her shoulders.”

Nominated by Sophie Brooks, Producer, Freelance

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Kai Hsiung, MD, RSA Films

“The most understated power woman I know. Incredibly smart, strategic and kind.  Indomitable. She also has incredible taste and eye for talent. A joy to work with.”

Nominated by Matilde Ramos Pinto, Directors Rep, RSA Films

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Nancy Patterson, Executive Assistant, FCB Inferno

“Nancy is the Executive Assistant to so many creative Directors and ECD's and does such an amazing job. She is always helpful, goes out of her way to sort a problem out for you and is actually the loveliest person.”

Nominated by Feven Mehari, Senior Project Manager, FCB Inferno

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Priya Matadeen, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Vogue

“Priya was the driving force in setting up Vice Media UK's creative agency offering, Virtue. At her time at Vice she also worked across some of the biggest partnerships from Unilever (Dove, Axe, Hellmann's) to the Chanel x iD - the fifth sense - project that went on to win multiple awards.”

Nominated by Olivia Crooks, Account Manager, Vice Media

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Rebecca Lodi, Edit Assistant, Speade

“Speade’s behind the scenes Superwoman is our Edit Assistant Rebecca Lodi. Behind every great editor is a great assistant and she definitely fills that criteria. Working hard and long hours to make sure all of our jobs run like clockwork and still finds time to edit her own projects.”

Nominated by Emily Newman, Producer, Speade

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Robyn Frost, Creative, Poke London

“Robyn does more than her fair share, in less time than most have. Besides being a phenomenal creative, consistently delivering exceptional work, she manages to find the energy to have a visible effect on our industry. Promoting equality, diversity and actionable, progressive ideas. If you don’t believe me, Google her.”

Nominated by Henry Foenander, Creative, Poke London

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Veronica Saez, Producer, Freelance

“Simply put...I can call this superwoman day or night and she will be there...even now, days from having a baby and she insists on staying in touch, not out of control but because she cares. She is amazing, straight talking and takes no shit, wrangling the most difficult directors and pull a team together. Vee is a seasoned producer but still takes a lot of time to nurture and grow young talent, she will always take the time for people. She's unsung and we love her and think she deserves to be recognised.”

Nominated by Francesca Woods, Director of Development, Believe Media London

 

More Pitch 100 Superwomen from our list will be announced throughout the week and the full Pitch 100 Superwomen 2018 list will be hitting desks from Thursday. 

 

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