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Rising Stars

CAF is proud to announce the Rising Stars

The CAF Rising Stars Award recognizes the talents and contributions of four, next generation women, coming up in the marketing, sales, media, and advertising industries. They are the creators and innovators bringing fresh thinking, ideas, and execution to the communications industry, their company, and the Chicagoland community. Rising Star awardees are the difference makers propelling our industry forward.

2020 proved to be a challenging year for everyone. With contributions being made by women across our great city, within our Industry, and to their communities the decision was made to use this time to introduce our membership to CAF’s Rising Stars.


  • A woman working within her first 5 to 15 years in marketing, media, or advertising.
  • A woman who is living or working in Chicago (or remotely for a Chicago based company) for a minimum of five years.
  • A woman who has contributed to her organization and community.
  • A woman whose contributions have influenced and made a difference in the industry.