May 2, 2024

2024 Top Women in Media & Ad Tech Honorees and Special Recognition Awards Announced

AdExchanger and AdMonsters are pleased to announce the 2024 Top Women in Media & Ad Tech Awards honorees, recognizing an elite group of women for their contributions and lasting impact on their brands, organizations and markets. They represent the diversity and progress within the media and ad tech industry.

Originally Published on AdMonsters

The 2024 Top Women in Media & Ad Tech will award 130 honorees, including: Sherry Weiss, Dow Jones; JiYoung Kim; GroupM; Kimberly Gilberti, Experian; Mandy Hunsicker Adams, The Home Depot; Crystal Johnson, Sonobi, Stephanie Layser, Amazon Web Services, and many more.


View the full list of 2024 Top Women in Media & Ad Tech Honorees.

The Top Women in Media & Ad Tech Awards feature two special recognition awards as the tophonors of the 2024 program. These are the Industry Impact Award and the Catalyst Award.

Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan will receive the Industry Impact Award, presented to an individual who has truly set the standards for creativity, innovation, and leadership throughout her career. As a pioneering female entrepreneur in ad tech, Kamakshi founded two companies and steered them to successful exits. She is the co-founder and former CEO of Samooha, a data collaboration company that was acquired by Snowflake in 2023. LinkedIn acquired her previous company Drawbridge in 2019. She spearheaded the integration process and led the identity charter for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions until 2021. Kamakshi’s impact reaches far beyond her own businesses. Since 2018, she has served on the Board of Directors at iHeartMedia, and previously held a position on LiveRamp’s board until 2020. She currently serves as a Senior Director of Product Management at Snowflake, leading the product vision and strategy for Snowflake Data Clean Rooms.

Samantha Jacobson, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of The Trade Desk, is the recipient of the 2024 Catalyst Award, honoring a woman who has driven tremendous growth for her business and team over the past year. Samantha earned a seat on The Trade Desk’s Board of Directors in 2024. She’s led many of the company’s most strategic initiatives, including Unified ID 2.0, a new identity fabric that paves the way forward for the advertising industry, and Kokai, an AI-driven media-buying platform.


The Top Women in Media and Ad Tech Awards spotlights the immense impact of women in the media and ad tech space. The women honored in 2024 are leaders, mentors and change agents in the industry, making a lasting mark on their teams, companies and the industry as a whole,” said Lynne d Johnson, Content Director of AdMonsters and the annual awards show host alongside Sarah Sluis, Executive Editor of AdExchanger. “In spotlighting their achievements, we shape how women in ad tech are seen widely.

The Top Women in Media & Ad Tech Awards Gala will be co-located with the AdMonsters Ops Conference on Monday, June 3 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The gala will take place in the evening, immediately following day one of the conference. To purchase tickets to the awards gala, click here. Individual tickets and tables of 10 are available for purchase. Table purchases come with priority seating and ensure attendees are seated together.

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