Late Deadline: March 31, 2023

Bold. Innovative. Visionary. Exceptional.

These traits and more define the marketers who are elevating brands and products, breaking barriers within their organization and advancing the marketing profession. Ragan’s Top Women in Marketing Awards will honor these women.

We invite you to nominate an outstanding marketing colleague or partner worthy of recognition, someone who goes above and beyond to deliver results. The Top Women in Marketing are pushing the boundaries in an ecosystem where competing for eyeballs is an everyday challenge. They know how to captivate their audiences and compel them to action.

You likely know a Top Woman in Marketing. You might be a Top Woman in Marketing. Either way, we’re looking to create the industry’s go-to list of female marketing leaders.

If you or someone you know is an exceptional female marketing professional, complete your nominations by March 24, 2023. Self-nominations, as well as nominations on behalf of clients and colleagues are accepted in the program. Winners will be recognized later this year.



 Agency Leader

She is her agency’s go-to source for marketing inspiration and excellence.

 Brand Marketer

She goes above and beyond to elevate her brand as a whole.

 Content Marketer

She crafts messaging and content that engages and inspires her audience.

 Data/Analytics Leader

She’s highly calculating – in a good way – to move the profession forward.

 Product Marketer

She knows the ins and outs of her brand's products—and she knows how to communicate their benefits to a target audience.

 Social Media Marketer

Her social media content and strategy earns audience attention—and delivers results.

 Team Leader

She leads with confidence and empathy, and her team looks up to her.

 Tech/Digital Marketer

 Marketers to Watch (Age 30 and Under)

She may be a relatively young marketing professional, but she’s quickly making her mark on the industry.


Tell us in 500 words or less about your nominee’s accomplishments in the previous 12 months. The winning list of Ragan’s Top Women in Marketing will be those who have distinguished themselves among their peers with meaningful achievements. Choose a category that best describes the nominee and submit your short essay along with any supporting materials you feel will be helpful to the judges. Ragan’s panel of judges will select multiple winners from each category and reserves the right to place your nominee in the category that best fits her accomplishments.

You will be able to upload additional documents to your submission. We encourage you to include samples of marketing projects, videos, analytics, testimonials and anything else you feel will give us a better sense of your project. Proprietary or internal information can also be attached and will not be shared with the public.


  • The nominee must work in a marketing role
  • You can self-nominate or nominate a client or peer from your organization or another organization
  • You can nominate up to 10 women
  • The time period: March 2022 – March 2023
  • This is a global award; nominations are accepted from all countries
  • Contact Brendan Gannon with any questions. You can  email or call 312-960-4407.

This year’s program is open to any work executed between March 1, 2022, and March 24, 2023, inclusive.


The fee for this program is $475 per entry. 

A late fee of $250 per entry will be added to all entries received after 11:59 p.m. Central time, March 24, 2023.

All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.

W-9 Form / Tax ID Number Request

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you apply?
It is increasingly important to recognize the important role of female marketing professionals within an organization. This awards program allows you to prove your value, or the value of your colleagues or clients. A Top Woman in Marketing reflects on the entire organization. Winners will earn publicity for their work and their across our websites and social media audiences, a custom write-up about their work and a trophy.
Who can enter?
Nominations may be submitted on behalf of individuals worldwide. Self-nominations, as well as nominations on behalf of colleagues or clients are accepted. The only requirement is that entries be submitted in English. This program is open to female marketing practitioners in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors.
What does it take to be a winner?
We look for top-quality work that shows clear, bold and creative ideas that benefit your business or client. If applicable, please provide metrics or media coverage that back up your claims, and share creative collateral such as videos, visual design or websites that were a part of the nominee's projects. Please look at our past award winners to see what gets recognized and rewarded.
What are the entry requirements?
Tell us in 500 words or less about your nominee’s accomplishments in the previous 12 months. The winning list of Top Women in Marketing will be those who have distinguished themselves among their peers with meaningful achievements. You may also include supporting materials you believe will help our judges evaluate your nomination.
When will I find out results?
Honorees will be announced in Summer 2023.

Additional Questions

If you have any questions about the program or problems submitting your entry, please call Brendan Gannon at 312-960-4407 or email

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact Hannah Lavelle at 312-960-4628 or email