Googler Cera Ward unanimous choice for Doyenne award
The advertising industry bestows the title each year to promote female talent
Cera Ward: country manager for Google Ireland and winner of the 2016 IAPI Doyenne Award
The award, organised by the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) is bestowed upon women making their mark in the Irish advertising industry.
IAPI hopes the award, now in its third year, will incentivise companies to eliminate a gender imbalance at management level by highlighting the achievements and leadership skills of the nominated women.
The judges praised Ward for her “remarkable leadership skills” and future ambitions.
A special recognition award went to Michelle O’Keefe, managing director of Electric Media group, while the “rising star” winner was Aideen O’Neill from marketing agency Verve.