Ogilvy India's Sakshi Choudhary has been chosen as one of the "Next Creative Leaders of 2017" by The One Club and The 3% Movement.
The One Club for Creativity, a non-profit organisation recognising creative excellence in advertising and design, and The 3% Movement, dedicated to celebrating creative women in advertising and increasing diversity in the industry, today announced the winners of their joint Next Creative Leaders program for 2017 at this year’s 3% Conference in New York.
Developed collaboratively by the organisations in 2015, Next Creative Leaders identifies and celebrates talented creative women who are making their mark with both great work and a workplace perspective on diversity that helps change the industry for the better. While most of the honorees currently work in the US, the program has a strong global element with six of the winners originally from other countries.
Next Creative Leaders for 2017 are:
Kate Baynham, copywriter, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco
Sakshi Choudhary, creative supervisor, Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai, India
Kate Desmarais, associate creative director, Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago (originally from South Africa)
Micaela Gallino, senior creative art director, Johannes Leonardo, New York (originally from Argentina)
Kristin Graham, associate creative director, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco
Emmie Nostitz, creative director, Droga5, New York
Lucia Orlandi, creative director, R/GA, San Francisco (originally from Ireland)
Alexandra Sobiecki, art director, Spotify, New York
Jessica Toye, senior art director, J. Walter Thompson, New York (originally from Canada)
Hanna Wittmark, art director, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco (originally from Sweden)
“The One Club for Creativity has a long-standing commitment to providing programming that helps solve the industry's diversity problem as opposed to just talking about it,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club. “We created our own Inclusion & Diversity Department nearly a decade ago, and support programs like Next Creative Leaders that identify, elevate and give voice to those who are making a real difference. They are the ones who are opening the door and inspiring the next generation of women who follow in their footsteps.”