Today we’re taking a little break from our regular reporting to head to the honoring of AdAge’s 2008 Women to Watch, at the Hilton in Manhattan. There’s a little cocktail hour, at 11:30 no less, followed by a luncheon/honoree Q&A. For a full list of the women being honored, click continued.
Now, we don’t normally attend these events. Most of the time there’s much more to be covered from here in our tower offices in sunny Harlem. However, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to meet the top women in the field — and have an early morning drink with them. Here’s hoping I don’t get any mint leaf stuck in my teeth. Frankly it’s an honor to be invited. Anyone who’s attending can e-mail me. Agencyspy@gmail.com. See you there.
*Anne Bologna, Founding Partner/CEO, Toy
Lisa Caputo, Chief Marketing Officer, Citi
Anja Carroll, Media Director â€“ McDonaldâ€™s USA, McDonaldâ€™s Corp.
*Cheryl Catton, General Director of Advertising & Sales Promotion, General Motors Corp.
*Lynda Clarizio, President, Platform A
*Helen Clark, Corporate Marketing Manager, Chevron Corp.
*Sandy Constan, Managing Director, MindShare, Los Angeles
*Pam Hamlin, President, Arnold Worldwide
*Melanie Healey, Group President â€“ Feminine and Healthcare, Procter & Gamble Co.
*Bridgette Heller, Global President — Baby Care, Johnson & Johnson
*Nancy Hill, President/CEO, American Association of Advertising Agencies
Jane Hu, Head of Business Operations, Vuguru
Karen Kaplan, President, Hill Holliday
*Candice Kersh, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
*Kris Kiger, Senior VP/Managing Director, Visual Design, R/GA
*Carolyn Kremins, VP/Publisher, Cookie Magazine
*Charlene Li, Co-Author, Groundswell
*Maureen McGuire, Chief Marketing Officer, Sears Holdings Corp.
*Melisa QuiÃ±oy, CEO, Dieste Harmel & Partners
Tracey Scheppach, Senior VP — Video Innovation Director, Starcom USA
Caroline Slootweg, Director of Digital Marketing and New Media, Unilever
*Annette Stover, Chief Operating Officer, Euro RSCG, New York
*Alison Tarrant, Senior VP/Integrated Sales and Marketing, The CW
Maryellen Torres, VP/Marketing, A.J. Wright
Heidi Ueberroth, President — Global Marketing Partnerships and International Business Operations, National Basketball Association
*Kavita Vazirani, VP/Media Director, Comcast Corp.
*Tara Walpert Levy, President, Visible World
*Mary Beth West, Exec VP/Chief Marketing Officer, Kraft Foods
Lauren Zalaznick, President of Womenâ€™s Lifestyle Networks, NBC Universal
Vivi Zigler, Executive VP — NBC Digital Entertainment and New Media, NBC Universal