Our Story

Women in Marketing (WiM) CIC is network created to educate, inspire, connect and recognise women in the marketing and associated professions through the cycle of their lives. WiM takes a holistic approach to the education and wellbeing of women through collaborations and partnerships with organisations that complement our work. From women working in large corporations, charitable organisations through to female entrepreneurs, WiM reflects the evolution of the marketing world.

Born in 2004 by Ade Onilude – a then member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Central London team – out of a need for women in the industry to be recognised, celebrated and empowered to fulfil their potential. This led to Ade conceiving and delivering the first WiM event to coincide with International Women’s Day on Work-Life Balance. Since then, the annual WiM events have grown and tackled topics such as ethical marketing, the creatives, branding and diversity in marketing, with the purpose of provoking discussion and inspiring women in the industry and the wider business community.

The popularity of the events led to the introduction of the first WiM Awards in 2010. Past award winners have included senior executives from Burberry, Google, Facebook, Hearst UK, Havas, Diageo and Ogilvy & Mather UK.

Over the years, WiM has enjoyed the support of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Marketing Academy and sponsor organisations such as ITV, Mondelez, Vodafone and Havas Worldwide and HP. And the support of very special individuals: Gail Gallie, co-founder of Project Everyone, Sarah Speake, Daryl Fielding and Rita Clifton.

WiM has evolved over the past decade, and now serves a global network of influential individuals across the sector.