Breaking Barriers, Shaping the Future: Celebrating Top Five Women in Marketing on International Women’s Day
Marketing is a dynamic and ever-evolving field that has seen remarkable contributions from women who have paved the way for their peers to succeed. These women have achieved great success in the industry and have shown remarkable leadership and innovation. From CEOs to CMOs and marketing experts, women have made an indelible mark on the industry. Breaking barriers and driving success in the marketing world, these women are paving the way for future generations.
Maggie Chan Jones
Maggie Chan Jones is an accomplished marketing executive and founder/CEO of Tenshey, Inc. With over 20 years of experience in the tech industry, she has held senior leadership positions at SAP, Level 3 Communications, and Microsoft. Maggie is a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has been recognized for her efforts to promote gender equality. She is also an accomplished author and speaker who has shared her insights and experiences with audiences worldwide.
Michele Linn is a content marketing expert, speaker, and writer. She is currently the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Mantis Research, a B2B research and content marketing consultancy. Before founding Mantis Research, she worked for Content Marketing Institute, where she served as the head of editorial. Michele has also worked as a journalist and editor for several publications, including The Patriot-News, Harrisburg Magazine, and Group Travel Leader. She has written numerous articles and co-authored two books on content marketing. She is a well-respected thought leader in the industry and has spoken at numerous conferences and events.
Margaret Molloy is a prominent marketer and the global chief marketing officer (CMO) at Siegel+Gale, a leading branding and design consultancy. She is known for her expertise in building brand strategies and has helped to establish and transform brands for several companies, including Unilever, Mastercard, and Merrill Lynch. Molloy is also a thought leader in the marketing industry and has been recognized for her contributions with numerous awards, including the Marketing 50, Top 50 Women in Business, and Top 100 Irish Americans. She is a regular speaker at marketing conferences and events and is a frequent contributor to marketing publications. Molloy is also an active member of the Irish business community and has founded WearingIrish, a movement that promotes Irish fashion designers globally.
Ann Handley is a renowned digital marketing expert, author, and speaker. She is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a leading marketing education company, and a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of books such as “Everybody Writes” and “Content Rules”.
Ann has been named one of the top 20 women bloggers by Forbes, and her writing and insights have been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Entrepreneur, and Harvard Business Review. She is also a keynote speaker at industry events and a regular contributor to podcasts and webinars on topics such as content marketing, brand voice, and storytelling. Ann is known for her practical and humorous approach to marketing and her advocacy for high-quality, authentic content that resonates with audiences.
Maryam Banikarim is a highly accomplished marketing and branding executive with over two decades of experience. She has held leadership roles in some of the world’s most recognized companies, including Hyatt Hotels, Gannett, NBCUniversal, and the NBA.
Maryam is recognized as an innovative marketer who is not afraid to take risks and push boundaries. She has overseen the development and execution of numerous successful marketing campaigns, including the award-winning “What’s Your Thing?” campaign for Gannett and the rebranding of the NBA.
In addition to her corporate work, Maryam is a champion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She is a board member of the Ad Council and a founding member of the Times Up Advertising organization, which seeks to eradicate sexual harassment in the advertising industry. Maryam is also a sought-after speaker on topics such as brand strategy, leadership, and diversity.
Women in marketing have been trailblazers in the field, paving the way for future generations. They have demonstrated the importance of empathy, confidence, relationship-building, diversity and inclusion, and adaptability in achieving success. By sharing their stories and lessons, they inspire and empower others to make their own mark in the industry. Women in marketing have shown that diversity of thought and experience leads to innovation and better decision-making, and they continue to advocate for greater representation and equality in the field. Their contributions have made a lasting impact on the industry, and their legacy will continue to inspire future generations of marketers.
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