Leading Women in Digital Media Awards
Presented by DPAA Women’s Empowerment Initiative (WE.DOOH)

 

DPAA’s WE.DOOH (Women’s Empowerment in Digital Out of Home) awards program will recognize female leaders at various career and life stages, who have made a significant contribution to DOOH.

Who can be nominated: Women from DPAA member companies. The company must be a DPAA member when award is presented, October 15, 2024 at DPAA’s Global Summit in New York.

How to nominate someone: Please use the submission form below. Please complete all sections. In the ‘Tell us about your nominee” section you should submit 1 to 2 paragraphs describing why your nominee should be recognized in one of the award categories. Here you can include achievements (industry, societal, etc.)

Timeline:

  • Nominations can be submitted till Aug 9.
  • Award recipients will be announced September 4.
  • Award recipients will be honored at the DPAA Global Summit on October 15, 2024.

AWARD CATEGORIES:

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award encourages and recognizes emerging female leaders in Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH). DOOH is an ever-evolving industry, and the DPAA celebrates the contributions of the up & comers who drive ongoing growth.

Eligible nominees have not yet reached a position of VP or above, but their track-record reflects a strong career trajectory with influence beyond their years of experience. This is an opportunity to celebrate the go-getter who will become a catalyst for change in the industry and for female professionals.

The Unsung Hero Award

The Unsung Hero Award highlights those women whose work, activities or actions often go unseen or unhighlighted, but which have helped to advance DOOH. The individual may be a mom or someone with care responsibilities who is juggling her career and personal life whilst simultaneously pushing the industry forward, or the person who just quietly, efficiently and effectively gets things done. Use this opportunity to nominate those who don’t get in the industry press, don’t make the headlines but do great work.

Tell us why your nomination is a ‘hero’. What have they done to deserve the award and how are they making the industry better? Do they inspire others to also push forward?

Vanguard Award

The Vanguard Award is a beautifully experienced female, leading the way in developments and ideas in the Digital OOH industry. She is poised, recognized and known for her advancements. She is bright and curious and looks to advance women in our industry in addition to advancing our industry. Her experience is drawn from many different avenues and formats from traditional planning & buying & sales leadership to embracing technology & measurement. She’s passionate about her people and relishes in the excitement of new products and services in OOH. She’s supportive and friendly and embraces all women who want to learn and grow with her. She’s a dynamo that everyone loves being around. She’s our Vanguard. 

Who is your Vanguard?? Tell us how she fits ours.

Nominees will be judged by DPAA’s WE.DOOH Advisory Board and one or more will be selected for each category above.
Winners will be recognized at the DPAA Global Summit on October 15, 2023 at Pier 60 in New York City.

WE.DOOH, powered by DPAA in partnership with Advance Women at Work, unites all people
working across DPAA member companies and our ecosystem to advance gender equality.

We harness and celebrate the women of DPAA, encourage and push for more representation at the podium, on panels, at events,
and strive to engage younger generations of women to get involved with Digital Out of Home and our extended ecosystem.

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

Jenn Willey, CEO of Wet Cement, leads WE.DOOH webinars, workshops and produces our Fearless in Five video series that gives quick business tips to women working in the industry. Advance Women at Work, a division of Wet Cement (www.wet-cement.com), supports business growth through gender equality program design and deployment to accelerate the advancement of women in business and empower men to become modern leaders.

LEADERSHIP

WE.DOOH is chaired by Debbie Benadiba, President, Novus and DPAA Board Member. Debbie has provided strong leadership throughout her career and personal life at Rogers Communications, Bell Media, Novus Media, and now Talon OOH Canada.

SPECIAL INITIATIVES DIRECTOR

WE.DOOH is Directed by Alice Gogh, SVP of Strategy Innovation & Product, Captivate. Alice has provided strong leadership to friends and collegues throughout her career and personal life.

OUR  ADVISORY  BOARD

Click on any Advisory Board Member below to connect on LinkedIn

Nicolette Leonardis

Nicolette Leonardis

Co-Founder

Vertical Impression

Maureen McCloskey

Maureen McCloskey

Managing Director

GroupM

Rosie O'Meara

Rosie O'Meara

Chief Revenue Officer

GroundTruth

Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown

DOOH Expert

Founding WEDOOH Member

Irina Zeltser

Irina Zeltser

DOOH Specialist

Joni Schmeichel

Joni Schmeichel

OOH Marketing Strategy

Daktronics

Helen Miall

Helen Miall

Chief Marketing Officer

VIOOH

Leslie Lee

Leslie Lee

VP, Marketing

Vistar Media

Kayla Caticchio

Kayla Caticchio

Content Marketing Manager

Broadsign

Luba Giglia

Luba Giglia

VP Marketing

Adomni

Claudia B. Damas

Claudia B. Damas

CEO & Partner

Altermark

Elizabeth Donovan

Elizabeth Donovan

Global Director

Marriott Media Network

Marci Weisler

Marci Weisler

Business Development

T-Mobile

Kira LeBlanc

Kira LeBlanc

Global CMO

Hivestack

Tiffany Southwell

Tiffany Southwell

VP, Out-of-Home Media

DOOH Expert

Fearless in Five Videos

Fearless in Five videos share quick, easy tips you can take to achieve your potential. Each Fearless in Five episode helps you understand what 5 steps you can take to boost your confidence, communication and connections – all in two minutes!

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS: 2024

WE.DOOH runs webinars and in-person workshops throughout the year.
To request an invitation to our next WE.DOOH event, please contact ajay.durani@dpaaglobal.com