10 Pioneering Women Who Came to Life in the Pages of Adweek

Including legendary names in advertising, publishing and TV, and the voice of Bart Simpson

Mia Hamm, Grace Mirabella and Linda Yaccarino
(L. to r.) Mia Hamm appeared in Adweek in 2005; Grace Mirabella was an Adweek “Newsmaker” in May 1989; and Linda Yaccarino has been a regular in our pages. Hamm: Getty Images; Mirabella: Richard Gummere — NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images; Yaccarino: Chris Loupos for Adweek

Advertising—perhaps business, period—has historically been a fraternity house and, well, to a great degree it still is. But while women have finally begun getting a well-earned spotlight in recent years, Adweek was on the lookout for female talent from the start. We might not have written about as many influential women as we should have, but we spotted more than a few. Below are 10 of them.

This story first appeared in the Dec. 9, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@UpperEastRob robert.klara@adweek.com Robert Klara is a senior editor, brands at Adweek, where he specializes in covering the evolution and impact of brands.