On June 6, 2022, AdExchanger and AdMonsters presented awards to the 2022 Top Women in Media and Ad Tech Honorees at a sold out Awards Gala in New York City. The Top Women in Media & Ad Tech Awards recognize, celebrate, inspire and bring together the women who are making an impact in the greater digital media and advertising technology community.
This year, the awards program honored 130+ leaders who have made a lasting impact on their brands, organizations and markets.
“Receiving the inaugural Catalyst Award was an incredible honor. I’m grateful to Folio: for recognizing the achievements of women in the publishing industry, and for bringing together so many talented women in media to celebrate and inspire one another.”
– Sarah McConville, Harvard Business Review
Megan Clarken is the Chief Executive Officer at Criteo. She previously served as Chief Commercial Officer of Nielsen Global Media, where she spent over 15 years in a variety of roles leading initiatives that allowed the 90+-year-old company to adapt and prevail in a time of change. Before she was dubbed “one of the most important people in media” by Adweek, Megan was an Olympic class athlete, using her perseverance and resilience to pivot into a successful career in technology. Today, she’s received several accolades including ranking #1 on the 2021 HERoes 100 Women Role Model Executives, being named Personality of the Year in the Adweek Reader’s Choice Best of Tech Awards and being recognized as a Campaign Female Frontier honoree. Originally from New Zealand, Megan previously held senior leadership positions for large publishers and online technology providers in Australia, including Akamai Technologies and ninesmn.
As Senior Vice President of Kroger Precision Marketing, Cara Pratt is a passionate disruptor in the media advertising industry. Media is an important pillar of Kroger’s alternative-profit business, and Pratt oversees the product development, sales, and operations of in-store, onsite and off-site advertising. With a vision to create a more transparent and effective media landscape for consumer-packaged goods brands, she was instrumental in the creation of Kroger Precision Marketing in 2017. She leads a growing cross-functional team committed to ensuring Kroger Precision Marketing is more addressable, more actionable and more accountable than other media options. Pratt sits on the business leadership team for 84.51∞. Prior to 84.51∞, Pratt held multiple leadership roles with dunnhumbyUSA during her 12-year tenure. Pratt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Denison University.
Women who’ve successfully altered the course of their brands or the industry for the better.
Editors whose content from the brand perspective has increased or driven brand engagement.
Women with expertise in data science or analytics, using their prowess to inform decision-making, prove out business cases or test new ideas.
Women who’ve had an exceptional impact on diversity and inclusion in their teams, companies and the media industry as a whole.
Women who’ve launched or rebuilt brands companies and continue to work tirelessly towards their success.
Women who’ve made an extraordinary effort and impact on the careers of their colleagues. Women who are sending the elevator back down!
From ad tech product to programmatic sales and ops, these women are expert translators using marketing and content to simplify messaging, or using sales their sales mastery to make the programmatic case to their partners.
Women blazing the trail in media tech and ad tech.
Women on the rise, making their mark, even at the early stages of their careers.