The Ceremony

Every year the Women in Marketing (WIM) Awards open for submissions seeking the very best across the marketing, advertising and communications sectors. The campaign culminates in an award ceremony where we recognize and celebrate the achievements of the very best. This year, we are honored that Gemma Greaves, Global Chief Executive of The Marketing Society will be hosting the Awards ceremony.

The ceremony is the perfect opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of amazing individuals and organisations with senior peers and colleagues from around the world of marketing, advertising and beyond.

In previous years, the WIM Awards ceremony has been held at prestigious venues, such as the sophisticated Haymarket Hotel, in London’s Theatre District and Altitude 360, with its breathtaking views across the Capital. This year’s we celebrate with an awards dinner held at the historical Museum of London marking the centenary of the Suffragettes movement. 


The Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 7th November 2018 at the Museum of London in the heart of the city.

Museum of London
150 London Wall

(Image: Copyright of Museum of London)



  • 6.30pm
  • Cocktail Reception sponsored by Bear Smyth Bear Smyth
    Exclusive access to exhibitions including The suffragettes Vote For Women collection, London Cauldron 2012 – celebrating The London Olympics, through to The People in the City collection.
  • 6.45pm
  • Welcome Presentation by Natalie Rowan, Assistant Head of Marketing & Communications, Museum of LondonExclusive access will be given to guests to exhibitions including The suffragettes Vote For Women collection, London Cauldron 2012 – celebrating The London Olympics, through to The People in the City collection.
  • 7.30pm
  • 2018 Women in Marketing Awards Ceremony Veuve Clicquot
    – Welcome by Ade Onilude, Founder & CEO, Women in Marketing CIC
    – Host: Gemma Greaves Chief Executive of The Marketing Society
    – WiM Inclusion Charter launch presentation by Maria Andrews, Director, Women In Marketing CIC
    – Presentation by Caroline Diehl MBE Founder of the Social Founders Network
    – 3-Course waiter service dinner with champagne sponsored by Veuve Clicquot
    – Awards announcements
  • 10.30pm
  • Close
  • Dress code:
  • Black Tie

Please note there is a tube strike scheduled to take place on Wednesday 7th November – updates on the strike can be found here. If you are attending the awards ceremony do allow extra time for travel to ensure you arrive at 6.30pm prompt.



About the Host

Gemma Greaves, Chief Executive – The Marketing Society

Throughout her career, Gemma has believed in and championed three things close to her heart: being brave, the power of connections and the belief that together we can make a difference. Since she became Chief Executive in January 2017, Gemma has led the Society’s Brave agenda on a global scale. She is a true advocate of bringing your whole self to work and is on a mission to tackle taboos, push boundaries and create comfortable spaces to have the uncomfortable conversations that matter.

For over a decade Gemma has been growing and nurturing The Marketing Society’s network and has spearheaded its international expansion transforming the Society into the leading global network of senior marketers. Today, there are thriving Marketing Society hubs in Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, New York and India.

An entrepreneur at heart, Gemma founded Cabal in 2013 – a handpicked club of extraordinary, restless (and humble) people and in 2016, she became the first female president of the Solus Club in its 90-year history.

Gemma is a regular speaker at events, on podcasts and a writer of industry articles and lives in Twickenham with her husband Andy and Joshie, their son.


The Women in Marketing Awards Support:

The Social Founders Network-Founded by Caroline Diehl MBE

Caroline Diehl

The Social Founders are a network of catalysts, change-makers, and entrepreneurs – founders of social enterprises and charities across localities, countries, and continents united in a passion to create positive change, to innovate, and to harness other people’s desire for change

The Social Founder Network was set up in 2017 by Caroline Diehl and includes over 150 founders from large and small charities, social enterprises, foundations and community organizations. Originally launched in the UK, the network is growing in different countries and continents.

Caroline is also the Executive Chairman of Together. In 1994 she founded the Media Trust, the UK’s leading communications charity, and in 2000 launched the Community Channel (now called Together). She was Chief Executive of both organizations until 2017 and is now Founder Chairman of Together, which recently relaunched as a charitable Community Benefit Society – the world’s first community-owned national TV channel.