Women From 12 Countries Honored By The One Club, 3% Movement As Next Creative Leaders 2020
Portfolio competition identifies talented female and non-binary creatives whose work and POV are positively impacting the industry
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Talented women creatives from 12 countries have been selected as Top-10 and Regional winners for Next Creative Leaders 2020, run jointly by The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement.

Next Creative Leaders (NCL) is a portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates and gives a global platform to talented women and non-binary creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and a unique point of view on creative leadership that’s changing the industry for the better.  

The Top-10 highest scoring winners for 2020, as selected by a diverse jury of 88 creatives from 25 countries, are (listed alphabetically):

  • Astrid Andujar, art director, Droga5, New York
  • Fatima Ansari, copywriter, BBDO Pakistan, Lahore
  • Sarah Berro, associate creative director, Impact BBDO, Dubai
  • Marina Erthal, creative director, CUBOCC, São Paulo
  • Lauren Ferreira, creative director, Droga5, New York
  • Lauren Haberfield, associate creative director, BETC, Paris
  • Elma Karabegovic, associate creative director, FCB Toronto 
  • Chloe Saintilan, associate creative director, R/GA, New York
  • Imen Soltani, copywriter, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Los Angeles
  • Sara Uhelski, copywriter, freelance, San Francisco

Regional honors
New for 2020 is the addition of NCL Regional honors to recognize those on a regional level whose work and creative vision the judges feel deserves accolades.

NCL 2020 Regional winners are as follows:

Asia Pacific:

  • Haylie Craig, senior art director, Colenso BBDO, Auckland
  • Alex Xu, copywriter, Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai


  • Anyaa Dev, art director, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
  • Nian He, art director, Grabarz & Partners, Hamburg
  • Teresa Verde Pinho, copywriter, and Mariana Reis, art director (team), Ogilvy Paris
  • Antoinette Ribas, art director, Ogilvy Social Labs Brussels

Latin America:

  • Mariana Albuquerque, senior copywriter, Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive, Dublin (originally from Brasilia)
  • Erika Moreira, copywriter, AKQA, São Paulo

North America:

  • Emily Berger, senior creative, Mojo Supermarket, New York
  • Marybeth Ledesma, creative director, Droga5, New York
  • Belén Márquez, global associate creative director/art director, WhatsApp - Creative X, Facebook, San Francisco
  • Nellie Santee, senior copywriter, DAVID, Miami 
  • Malika Reid, art director, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco


  • Bongiwe Neema Nouse, copywriter, The Odd Number, Johannesburg

NCL recognizes those who are stepping into leadership roles.  Entrants were judged on four-to-six pieces of creative work, their background and information about how they — and their work — are pushing the industry forward and making a positive contribution in terms of diversity, mentoring and advocacy.  To make Next Creative Leaders as open and accessible as possible, there is no fee to enter the competition.


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