PHD's Teeling scoops 'Doyenne' gong for women in the Irish advertising industry
PHD Ireland account director Gemma Teeling has won the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland 'Doyenne' award.
The award was launched last year "to mark and celebrate the success and leadership potential of women working in advertising in Ireland".
The competion was run as part of a series of events designed to celebrate International Women's Day, which takes place on Sunday.
"Gemma is a hugely deserving winner of the IAPI 2015 Doyenne Award. Her career to date has spanned London and Dublin and she has lead a number of global brands and agency teams," IAPI president Orlaith Blaney said.
"Her clarity and conviction struck us and her relentless commitment to doing the very best work she can.
"Gemma is a natural collaborator and has a proven ability to persuade and influence clients and agency teams.
Ms Blaney said the IAPI is "striving to find women who have the potential to shape our industry in the future".
"The IAPI Doyenne Award is ultimately about encouraging and inspiring brilliant women and leadership. It is not about quotas or addressing the gender imbalance for gender imbalance sake," she added.
The candidates were selected based on their leadership ability, as well as their potential to inspire and be a role model to other women.