One of the highlights of the year for The Message was the publication of our first ever Mighty Women List in March.
In fact, everything about the process was wonderful: Striking our partnership with G&G and finding a jury, to reviewing the submissions (so many great submissions) and the selection process, to the reception of the list itself and the profiles of those on it.
When something goes that well, you obviously do it again.
So, starting today, nominations are now open for The Mighty Women List 2023. There is no cost to nominate yourself or someone else in the industry, and the process is intentionally simple and straightforward—there are no categories, nor complicated criteria.
A small jury of women who are mighty in their own right—led once again by G&G co-founders Alanna Nathanson and Natalie Armata—will review the submissions in early February, and the list will be revealed around International Women’s Day.
We’re looking for women who are excellent at building brands and their businesses, who are great at connecting their clients to their consumers.
But just as important, we’re looking for women doing amazing things that aren’t in the job description. They are bold, brave and determined—mentors and friends, mothers and daughters, colleagues and co-workers, doing all the heavy lifting that so many women do so often without any credit.
“Nothing quite like this exists in Canada, where women in advertising and marketing are celebrated for what they’ve accomplished in both their careers and as human beings,” said Nathanson. “For the challenges they’ve overcome, and for all the many roles they must juggle in their lives. We are here to prop them up and shine a light on this resilient group.”
That underlying purpose at the heart of the Mighty Women List is why we don’t call this an awards show or competition.
“We wanted to distinguish this from an awards program in that this is a celebration of women,” said Armata. “We want it to be positive, supportive, and inclusive.”