AdAge’s 2008 ‘Women to Watch’

By Matt Van Hoven 

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 &#151 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. See you there.


*Anne Bologna, Founding Partner/CEO, Toy

Lisa Caputo, Chief Marketing Officer, Citi

Anja Carroll, Media Director – McDonald’s USA, McDonald’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 – Feminine and Healthcare, Procter & Gamble Co.

*Bridgette Heller, Global President &#151 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 Quiñoy, CEO, Dieste Harmel & Partners

Tracey Scheppach, Senior VP &#151 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 &#151 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 Women’s Lifestyle Networks, NBC Universal

Vivi Zigler, Executive VP &#151 NBC Digital Entertainment and New Media, NBC Universal